Thursday, August 28, 2014

40th Birthday

On a recent visit to Paper Source in Denver I was drawn to one of their samples where they heat embossed an arrow image and then colored in the non-embossed parts of the image with Sakura Souffle Pens. Naturally I went home with a pack of these pens and couldn't wait to try them out. I thought this technique would be a fun one to incorporate on an extra special birthday card for my super sweet friend, Tricia, who turns 40 in a few days.


The inside says: Who's turning forty?

"WTF" is one of my all-time favorite sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! So perfect for 40th birthday cards as well as 50th birthdays and belated birthdays too.

I started by stamping the dotted border image in VersaMark ink five times onto my focal panel. I heat embossed the dots with Queen's Gold embossing powder (Ranger), colored in the open dots with Souffle pens and allowed them time to dry. The ink from the Souffle pens puffs up a bit, which looks awesome with the embossing. Here's a closer look:


I'm so happy with the results! Looking forward to using this same technique with other images in my stash!

My layout is based on Kim's fabulous sketch for the most recent Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:


...and I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes:


 Thanks for stopping by today! I know it's been a bit quiet on my blog for the past couple of months. We've been having LOTS of FUN traveling and hiking...and I made 165 invitations for my cousin's wedding, which is coming up in late September. I'll share a bunch of photos soon!

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Supplies:
Stamps: WTF (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Tide Pool (Hero Arts)---for inside greeting
Cardstock: White and Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Opaque Souffle Pens: (Sakura)
Embroidery Floss: White (Janlynn)
 



 

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Lisa, the gold embossing is striking!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the embossing on your card! Very cool look!

Angela said...

Wow Lisa, your card is so clean and sharp with the gorgeous gold embossing!

Amy O said...

This card provides such a "Wow" effect! I love the gold embossing and all of the pretty white space. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

shawnmanuel.com said...

This is a great card. I love the gold with the turquoise colors. It's a lovely combination and the layout looks fantastic.

Deb said...

Lisa, this is the perfect color combination. I love the shimmer!

Brenda in IN said...

That's a fun card! The gold embossing is so pretty. It's nice to have you back. Sounds like you had a great summer.

cghundley said...

Welcome back to the
blog! Wonderful idea
here and a lovely card.
Carla from Utah

Annette Allen said...

wow love this card.. so pretty

~amy~ said...

gold + mint = ♡

Jen Timko said...

Love this one! The coloring in the gold is awesome! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Karren said...

Oh this is gorgeous - and I always smile when I see this stamp being used. I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Mandy said...

Fabulous CAS card Lisa, love the stamps you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Kelly S. said...

Perfect embossing, and I love the pastel Souffle pen "puffs" to add spots of color, soooo cool!!

Nikki said...

This is a fabulous card, love the ombré effect on the coloured dots, love the gold, love the design, love the sentiment...love it all! I just turned 40 myself and would have loved this card, I'm sure your friend will love it too! ( wow, I said love A LOT - ha! Sorry for being so gushy but it really is a great card x

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the aqua colours paired with the gold and this is such a cool technique. Pretty sure I have some soufflé pens buried somewhere...

Auntie Em said...

Love the seafoam green with the embossed gold. Great card and that is a good stamp set! lol
Thanks for sharing! :)

Virginia Lu said...

Trendy trendy trendy!! I dig THIS, Lisa!

Virginia Lu said...

Forgot to say....Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create Your Own Background Challenge!

Greta said...

I bet your friend was awestruck when she saw this card--gorgeous with the gold & pastels--love it, Lisa!