It's one of those cards that could be used this way
or this way, depending on where you do the writing on the inside. This is a Hero Art background stamp and since I bought it I have fond myself using it more often with the blending of distress inks going from light to dark. In this instance I have blended from each end going towards the centre for the dark colour.
I originally silver embossed this on watercolour cardstock that is quite expensive and I regret not using it that way but it basically sat there unused for ages. A couple of times I picked it up to do something and changed my mind each time.
Then I thought about the challenge Seize the Birthday with the Challenge to split the panel and decided to use for that.
After I had coloured with the Distress inks I cut the panel top and bottom along the silver embossed line. I went back and ran the embossing pad along the cut lines to soft the edges with the Distress Ink.
I added a layer of coloured vellum to the card base first and oiginally it was the correct size, but needless to say I picked up the wrong base, glued the vellum, thought ohh too big so trimmed then found I had grabbed the wrong card base and so the story goes. Moral of story:
Don't leave card bases laying around on desk when working because you are likely to
a) grab the wrong one,
b)get crap like glue/ink/ sticky residue etc on the card base that makes it unusable,
c)waste ages looking for the right one
d) trim down the next layer so it ends up too small for the correct card
e)waste precious time doing fix ups
f) end up throwing away precious stock like the last piece of purple vellum
g) then fish it out of the bin again and use it with a bit of blending to hid the white of the card.
Look at those wonderful colours with the silver embossing, I love it.
The outer section is attached flat to the vellum, the inner layer has dimensional tape attached to lift it slightly. I also attached the outer area a bit further away so you could see the vellum underneath that just works perfectly with it.
Final touch is a few different coloured/sized gems.
Was going to add a sentiment but didn't like anything that I put there. It just took away from the beauty of the front panels so sentiment of 'Happy Birthday' stamped inside.
Would like to enter this at :
Silver embossed Hero Art Background stamp.
Ok thats two posts today so I better stop. Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.