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Happy Birthday Embossed Background Blending

I recently saw on YouTube someone take a large lined stamp and use it as a background on a card front. I stamped onto watercolor cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed the images. The background was then washed with blue and green watercolors. I really like the way it turned out. To add some visual interest the center of the background was cut out using an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die. I love these dies because they cut the rectangle, but they also cut a thin frame. I used the same die to cut a thin frame from gold mirror cardstock and then inlaid the center of the water colored image into the frame. The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock, along with a small butterfly.


·        Gina K. Designs Friendship Blooms

·        Gina K. Designs Happy Birthday Trio Die

·        Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die

·        VersaMark Ink

·        Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

·        Mission Gold Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Peacock Blue, Viridian, Van Dyke Green

·        Arches 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper

·        Gold Mirror Cardstock

·        Limited Papers Accent Opaque White Digital Smooth 120# Cover Cardstock

·        Martha Stewart Three Butterflies Punch

·        Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape

·        Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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