Today we're celebrating my Wesley's 19th birthday. His birthday is actually on Wednesday (I feel kind of like the government here, celebrating on Monday!) – but he has to work on Wednesday, so the official celebration is today. Before I get started with the preparations for all the festivities (i.e. "dinner with grandparents"), I wanted to show you a couple really cool embossing ideas.
This card actually has 3 kinds of embossing on it – dry embossing (with a Big Shot embossing folder), heat embossing and mixed powder.
Stamp sets: Fabulous Florets, Four Frames; Ink: Versamark; Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point stampin' write markers; Paper: So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango card stock; Other: Big Shot, Flower Garden embossing folder, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Iridescent Ice embossing folder, decorative label punch, stampin' dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, heat tool, embossing buddy, eyelet border punch
First, I used my brayer to ink the Flower Garden embossing folder with Versamark, then embossed a piece of So Saffron card stock with it. I had already mixed some Tangerine Tango and Iridescent Ice powders together, so I embossed the front of the card with that. The raised area of the dry embossed piece didn't get inked with Versamark, so it didn't get heat embossed.
For the smaller flower, I covered the bottom half of the flower and poured Melon Mambo powder on the blossom. Then I covered the blossom and finished the flower with Wild Wasabi. I really meant to get that little bud covered with the Melon Mambo also but the powder dumped too quickly. Next time I'll use a little spoon. The sample spoons from the ice cream store are a perfect size!
The tag is from the Four Frames set, and I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment.
Have a happy day! I know we will. Wesley's have a wonderful Oreo pie as his "birthday cake." I found a wonderful dairy free recipe, and I'm looking forward to making it!