Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #183

Now that things have slowed down at work lets try getting back into this blogging thing.

It’s Monday and you know what that means! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge time!!!

I actually struggled with this sketch a bit… So I hope you’ll join us this week so I can see what you come up with!


And now what I came up with.


Really cute and simple. I have another try at this card scheduled for later this week and I actually think that one came out a little better although my mom likes this one.

And the back.


I even made a matching envelope!

You’ll ignore the ink smudge right…. Just pretend it isn’t there….



I don’t even now where that smudge came from…  I have one of those sand erasers…. But it’s a little MIA at the moment…

And the back flap of the envelope.



Stamps: Stampin Up Sassy Salutations (This set is retired now), #I’mbringingbirthdaysback Wood Mounted Stamp, Gina K Designs Hippo Bird Day

Ink: Versafine Black Onynx Ink Cube

paper: Stash

Accssories: Want 2 Scrap, Prismacolor Pencils (This is just the oranage color used to color the balloons)


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Foiled Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  I tried something really cool with this card and am so excited to share it with you! The picture didn’t come out great but the picture still shows the details.



Doesn’t that look so cool! I swear the middle is not that dark I have a feeling that my camera struggled with the difference of the white words and the dark background.

Anyway how did I do this. First I blended Black Soot Disstress Ink all over the foiled piece (It used to be white) then ran it through my minc with the red foil and embossed the happy birthday with some white embossing powder. It’s a little sumdgy because I forgot to run my powder tool over the pannel first… I always forget that part! But here’s something intresting! In some parts of the pannel the foil actually stuck to the black ink too! I wonder if I should have let it dry a little more before I ran it through my minc.

Stamps: Stampin Up Sassy Salutations

Paper: stash

Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink Black Soot

Accessories: Minc Red Foil, Mini Minc, Sparkle N Sprinkle White Detail Embossing Powder


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