ID: MC Dec - Sherry - Happy Birthday card
5w x 7"h

Created: December 8, 2010

I've been following Tim's 12 days of Christmas tags again this year. Lots of wonderful techniques and ideas. This card is a take on his day 7 tag.

I love inking up an embossing folder, both the negative and or positive sides. Give such interesting results. That was also one of today's techniques.

I've never worked with sticky backed canvas, and still haven't, so don't really know the weight of the canvas used, but I have lots of canvas I use on other projects, so took a piece that had some paint on it already and just continued to spray more paint... When dry I put a piece of Sookwang (Be Creative) tape on the back and voila - I have sticky backed canvas...

The main card is a deep red textured card.

On the canvas I added Color Washes of "Butterscotch" and "Cranberry", then misted with Shimmer Mist Peach" then brushed on some Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium. Dried well and adhered to the Sookwang tape. Die cut using his Tattered Flowers die. Cut into individual petals. Sponged Distress Aged Mahogany around the edges. Put a bit of Stickles Rock Candy and smeared it along one edge. Frayed the edges of the larger petals - no patience for the smaller petals... Then adhered it to the background wood grain with a glue gun.

The wood grain background uses Tim's embossing folder and inking (with Frayed Burlap & Crushed Olive) the side that has the indentations. Place cardstock in folder and emboss. The color will create shadows in the hollows. Then sponge colors on the high points of the cardstock with more crushed olive and some walnut stain. Dry. The apply some Stickles Rock Candy and smear with finger to a thin layer. Layered on to a Bazzill Monochrome Olive toned cardstock.

The flower center is a technique from day 5 and it's the first time I've actually tried it, worked well. There were various ways to do this, but I used a Perfect Medium stamp pad and inked up my metal piece really well, then dipped it into some yellow embossing powder and heat set, starting from a distance until you saw the embossing powder start to react, and then moving in closer to finish it off. Mine still had some of the metal elements peeking through which I really liked. I attached it with the glue gun, then added a red half pearl.

The flourishes were die cut using Tim's Elegant Flourish die and Grungepaper. Coloring with a white Dauber, drying, putting a second coat on, drying, sponging with Walnut stain and rubbing with my finger to remove excess. Adding a line of Distress Stickles Picket Fence, then a line of White Enamel Accents.

The Happy Birthday (Quietfire Design) was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and clear embossed. Die cut with Tim's On the Edge "Ornate" die, doing one side, turning it around and doing the other side so it was the size I needed. Then putting it back in the die to do both end pieces. Sponged some Aged Mahogany around the edges, added some Distress Stickles Picket Fence. Adhered to card and added more half pearls.

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