I started with a piece of white cardstock and embossed Happy Birthday using my Cricut Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. I trimmed it down a bit to fit my A2 notecard. I then used Hero Arts Shadow Inks Raspberry Jam, Butter Bar, and Tide Pool to create the right color combination I needed for the Color Throwdown Challenge. I rubbed the inks onto white cardstock and then used a small round circle punch to make the confetti. I glued the confetti onto the card using Ranger Multi Matte Medium.
I used ink colored white cardstock for the stars too. I die cute the stars using the Sizzix Framelits star die. I used the second smallest star. I had two of each color. I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to each of the stars. At first I was only going to use one set of stars, but the color changed a bit on my Tide Pool star after I applied the wink of stella/glossy accents. It actually was a happy accident, because I ended up using those initial stars as a background for the other set of starts.
I then stamped each sentiment (Michael’s brand stamp = Eat Cake, Penny Black Big Wish set = Wish Big, and Paper Smooches Chit Chat Set = God Bless) with black Versamark ink and then used White Tinsel embossing powder from Recollections. I got this idea from Jennifer McGuire! She is always coming up with great ideas. For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge I used dry embossing with the happy birthday embossing folder, and I used embossing powder for the sentiment!
I am on the look out for a good clear glittery embossing powder, since I am almost out of this one. Any suggestions?
I actually made another mistake when I got a smudge of black ink on the corner of one of the stars. I actually ended up doing that TWICE!! I was getting frustrated, but then I realized I could just add a little bling and I had another element to my card!
I wrapped some Paper Studio black baker’s twin around the embossed section before I adhered it to my card base. I used foam dots to pop up the embossed part on the notecard, and used more foam dots to pop up the stars on the embossed section. I used Tombow Mono Multi Glue to attach the one set of stars to the other ones.