Hey Crafty People!
So, today is a special day as we commence Squirrels Gone Nutz in May.
If I’m entirely honest, I’m feeling a little deflated right now. No specific reason, I’m just like ‘gah!’ at, like, everything I see. ?? So this going to be a SUPER quick post, then I shall hand you to the very talented hands of
I wanted to use the new Catherine Pooler inks, and there are four in a set, so I split them into two camps ready for an epic ink blending, masculine birthday cards!
Or, more accurately, I blended two panels of a2 cardstock; one in Tranquil, the other in Sea Glass.
Then I stamped this Julie Hickey background stamp over the top, using Cove Blue on the Tranquil panel and Bay Breeze over Sea Glass.
For my sentiment, I cut the word Happy out, twice, using Julie Hickey’s lower case Alpha die set, then I added embossing onto each set.
I used Silver Ultra High for my blue card, and I actually embossed these twice so that I would have a really thick, sturdy sentiment.
For the Sea Glass panel I first pressed the letter into the Bay Breeze ink pad, so that it was nicely coloured all over. Then I added Karin’s Dream embossing powder, which is ultra high clear and gold. Absolutely beautiful embossing poeder.
I grabbed two Happy Birthday sentiment strips from my stash, I printed them onto Vellum, and cut them ages ago.
So, that is my post for this month, I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration, but in the meantime, head over to my wonderfully talented friend, Marie. ?
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