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-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday - Lawnscaping #17

Happy Wednesday!

Last night, I finally got up to working on my Lawnscaping #17 Challenge project.

Embossing. I’ve been kind of stumped on what exactly to do for this one, I love embossing - it’s one of my favorite techniques, but sometimes I just... get stumped on what I want to do, I guess. Here is my card:

I’m sending this off to my niece, Shannon today, she’ll be 11 on the 23rd of this month. Love that girl, she’s the sweetest ever!! Here she is with my hubby & my sweet little Alivia:

I started out here with white cardstock and a a Hero Arts {Happy Birthday} definition background stamp. I inked it up with Versamark and heat embossed it using American Crafts’ Zing - in Clear. Then I went down to Distress Ink town ;). I’ve used Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass here. Pretty :). The pretty purple twine was from “Trendy Twine” which my hubby surprised me with this week!! He got here from Annie’s Paper Boutique on Etsy - and I love it! It’s two shades of purple which adds a nice touch. {My niece’s favorite colors are pink, purple & blue, so I wanted to incorporate all 3 colors.}

Next I punched a 2" circle and inked Distressed inked it with Dusty Concord. I think I have to get a softer purple Distress Ink though because WOW that’s pretty dark. Then I clear embossed some more (and sprinkled a bit of purple Martha Stewart fine glitter before embossing) using Lawn Fawn’s {Teeny Tiny Backdrops} music notes (a la... “Happy Birthday to you...”) and attached that to a paper doily out of my stash. Finally, I paper pieced a pretty cake using Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake and a 6x6 Echo Park paper pad and attached it to the card. Here is a closer upper of the embossing:

The inside says “Happy Birthday”. I used Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments for that. Well, that’s it for me today. I hope Wednesday treats you right.


  1. Very nice, I love the coloring you did on the background!

  2. Super cute Heather! I love your color scheme, distressed/embossed background and your cute birthday cake! Oh, and loving the music notes!

  3. This is soo adorable.. :) I just love the colors.. congrats on your win at lawnscaping.. :) hugs

  4. Is there even a lighter purple distress ink? Great card, the doily is a perfect touch.

  5. Just beautiful, love it.

  6. I really like how you used the distress inks in the background--it looks so fabulous! The little butterfly is a great addition! This is a perfect card for your niece!

  7. This is so sweet. I know exactly what you mean, sometimes even if I love a color combo, or technique, I cave under pressure. But not you, this is adorable!