ID: Beeswax July 09 Sketch - Happy Birthday

Created: July 2, 2009

Beeswax on Rubber Stamp Chat has a challenge for July to use a sketch by Innovative Stamp Creations. Interesting layout.

I needed to try a couple more things with the gilding, so that's where I started. I rubber stamped the flourish (Inkadinkado "Well Spring") using a black pigment stamp pad and embossing with Hematite. I used the LaDore adhesive and applied my gold leaf, then dry embossed it with just a pattern following the stamped images. Cut it out and adhered it to the cards when all the layers were put down. I decided to use one of my new Nestabilities Dies (Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle) and cut it from some metallic dark blue paper, I decided later on that it was too long so put it back in the die to cut a portion off. I love this vellum with the swirl pattern and really need to get more of it.

I rubber stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "You are never too old") using Versafine "Majestic Blue" and clear embossing it. didn't clear emboss it the first time and even after using my heat gun the ink was still movable. Luckily it rubbed right off so I didn't have to waste a piece. The white under layer is a beautiful pearlized white paper which I ran through my Cuttlebug with the swirl pattern embossing folder (twice to do the full length of the paper). Rounded the corners with a small corner rounder.

The decorative paper under the white is a background paper I made on glossy paper using Ecoline inks. It was just a dribble and splatter on wet paper. I then mounted all these onto a dark blue cardstock.

Added one of my Happy Birthday calligraphic sentiment sold under the name of Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The word sentiment is one of my calligraphic Peel Offs sold under Els label at There are are about a dozen themes with different style lettering on each sheet, and they come in black, white, gold & silver.

Thanks, Friends, Thinking of You, Love, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, You're Invited, Congratulations, It's a boy/Girl, Xmas & an Xmas Seasonal, with a couple more coming out the end of 2009 or begin 2010.


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