Lovely Floral Birthday Card

The retiring Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders gave me the inspiration for these cards.  If you’ve used this embossing folder set, you know the folders are designed to de-emboss the images.  The corresponding stamp set, Happy Celebrations, has many stamps that can be used to stamp over the de-embossed areas to highlight the design.  You have until the end of May (or while supplies last) to add the Celebration Duo Embossing Folders and the Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set to your collection.  The retiring products are shown below.

I have thoroughly loved creating with the products from the Share What You Love suite.  The cards pictured below feature the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from this suite.  I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock and then turned the card stock to the de-embossed side before stamping.

The inks I used are from the new 2018 to 2020 In Colors.  I used the gorgeous Grapefruit Grove ink and the awesome Pineapple Punch ink.  The stamped designs are made with the solid stamps in the Love What You Do stamp set which is also part of the Share What You Love suite.  My goal was to get enough color over the de-embossed area to really highlight the floral design.

A piece of Basic Black card stock is added as a frame.  Both the Basic Black and stamped Whisper White pieces are corner rounded.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture – just trust me on this – I also stamped the card base with the solid stamps.  The stamping was done in the same color as the card base and just around all edges.  This gives an irregular, almost marble effect to the card base.

I used a recent Paper Pumpkin stamp for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  A few extra sequins (also from Paper Pumpkin kits) were added to give the card a little bling.  Small pearls are added on top of the sequins.

Now – Go look in the your stash of embossing folders.  I can almost guarantee that you’ll find one that you’ll be able to use to try this technique.  But, don’t blame me if you absolutely cannot live without the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  You will love it!

Below are some of the main products that I used to create the featured cards.  The products from the Share What You Love suite are currently available only as bundled purchases.  You’ll be able to purchase the individual products beginning June 1.  Also, the Celebration Duo Embossing Folders and Happy Celebrations Photopolymer stamp set are only available through the end of May or while supplies last.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

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