Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Sending Birthday Wishes!


Happy Wednesday, friends!  I have a card to share today using the new inspiration from The Card Concept Challenge!

The challenge is Harvest Adventures!

Hope you can join us and play along!

I was inspired by the beautiful autumn leaves and red truck.  I created a Mixed Media styled card.

Today, I am using Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month along with  Simon Says Stamp Fall Foliage Embossing Folder. I started with white card stock.  I die cut a Rectangle Stitched frame and an Stitched Oval frame before I embossed the panel.  I ink blended scattered straw, rustic wilderness, fired brick, antique linen, and brushed corduroy inks over the embossed areas.  

For the center oval I only used antique linen and brushed corduroy inks around the edges.  I used an artist brush with black acrylic paint and Starry Colors to add black and metallic gold splatters. I set the panel aside to dry. I focused on assembling the Special Delivery Etched die  Volkswagen "Punch" Buggy.  Anyone else remember playing that game? Once I had the car assembled, I distressed it a bit using some antique linen and brushed corduroy inks. 

In order to stamp onto the oval panel, I used a technique I used several years ago that I called "flat embossing." You can check out that post here.  I love texture and dimension, but sometimes it may be too much for a specific project. I still want the details not just all of the dimension.  For this card, I needed to stamp the sentiment onto the  oval panel.  Now, I could have stamped before I embossed, but I still feel like that leaves the sentiment lumpy and distorted a bit.  

So, instead, I run the embossed panel through my Gemini, jr. to flatten the embossing. I do this after I have ink blended so that I still have all that beautiful pattern, but without the texture.  This gave me a smooth surface to stamp the sentiment. 

For the sentiment, I used the Clear Stamp of the Month. I stamped the word "Sending" using Versamark Onyx black ink.  For the smaller sentiment, I used the same stamp stamp set.  I stamped using versamark ink onto black card stock.  I used cream embossing powder.  I added the panel onto an antique linen distressed inked card base. I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

Here is a list of many of the products I generally
use every time I make a card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Betty, this is perfect for our Harvest Adventures Challenge! Love your mixed media background as well as that fun car die! Hugs and so thankful you are part of The Card Concept DT!

  2. Such beautiful color and texture on this gorgeous card!

  3. Betty, I love your pretty fall color blend of bright colors! This looks amazing!
    Take Care,


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