Hi friends! I have a very exciting announcement to make: I've been invited to be on the Design Team at Seize the Birthday! I'm very honored to craft alongside such a talented group of ladies. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your team!
This challenge the "Toppings" option is Lots of Leaves, but if you're not a "Toppings" kind of person you can always go with an "Anything Goes" birthday card. This is a two week challenge (love that!) so you have plenty of time to play along. As long as it is a birthday card, you are good to go!
Lots of Leaves made me think of my Foliage background stamp from Hero Arts, and I decided to use it with an emboss resist technique. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I used a piece of acetate, distress inks and water to add some color. I wanted to take a break from the autumnal colors I've been using so much lately, and went with some jewel tones. Ink colors are detailed below.
I am also playing along with the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, where they would like us to use the color pink in our projects in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Stamp Sets: Foliage (Hero Arts), Happy and Smile (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp), Smooth Watercolor Paper (Bristol)
Ink Pads: Versamark; Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Heat Tool, Bis Shot, Happy Script Die (Mama Elephant)
Accesories: White and Clear Embossing Powders, Crystal Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)
I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!
Inky hugs :)