Here's two b-day cards I made this morning just for fun. I wanted to enter some challenges and really enjoyed just having fun with some of my favorite supplies. :)
My first card is inspired by Share Joy Challenge. I used the colors of the challenge and also used a Taylored Expressions embossing folder in creating my background. The inking of the bg makes it a bit hard to see how the embossing looks like but you can have the best impression of it in the top right corner. And actually: I'm using the same embossing folder in my second card and there you can get a very clear look of it! Anyway, I love the muted look of the distressed background I created for the first card. Inking, then "watering" the whole thing and then dry embossing the dried, inked card, created a really interesting combination. The Stampendous flowers are colored with Copics and fussy cut. Coloring these was super fast but the cutting was a pain! :) A heat embossed sentiment on colored vellum finishes this card that has sort of a fall-look in my opinion. I'd also like to enter this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
The second card:
My second card is for the AAA Cards Game #65, The 2nd Big Birthday Bash. Congratulations AAA cards! What a great party you are throwing, wow! It also qualifies for the current Seize the Birthday (dimension). In this card you can really see the embossed background well. I also used some die cut tags (same colored vellum than in my first card) where I heat embossed one of my favorite flower stamps with white powder. This turned out pretty good too although I didn't think much when making it, it kind of just came together! :)
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