Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday

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Hi there, I hope your week is going well!

Today’s card is a quick and easy one using the Solar Burst stencil from Simon Says Stamp and the Happy Birthday die from WPlus9.

I used a technique that I’ve seen many times but haven’t tried myself until now which is dry embossing using a stencil.  I used a foam blending tool to add Wild Honey Distress ink onto the stencil in an even layer.  Then I used another blending tool do randomly add Picked Rasberry Distress ink to some parts of the stencil.  Very carefully, I placed the stencil, inky side down, onto a piece of A2-sized Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.

I used a Big Shot to do the embossing, using tab 1 of the platform and then building my “sandwich” from the bottom up: cutting plate, metal shim, embossing pad, paper (with the stencil on top), and cutting plate.  I ran it through the machine and then carefully pulled away the stencil so that I wouldn’t get any ink smudges.  The result is an inked embossed pattern.

I die cut the sentiments out of scrap cardstock three times and adhered the layers together to create dimensional die cuts.  I inked the top layer with Abandoned Coral distress ink and then adhered them to the card front.  To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for visiting!

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