16 May, 2016

Happy Birthday flower

This is my first try at an inlaid die card.

I stamped the background using an embossing folder as the stamp (distress inks) and spritzed with gold glimmermist.  I love to make my own background and like the effect of this technique, kind of casual and arty.
I die cut the words from the background, from orange card and from black card.  Mattted the background onto black then inlaid the first diecut layer.  At this stage I decided I wanted to leave the 'birthday' at one layer, but stacked the  'happy' with a total of four, making the top layer the same as the background.  A stamped flourish, purchased flower and fancy brad to complete.

Die: Couture Creations
EF: Amy Tangerine
Brad: Rosie's Studio
Stamp: Hero Arts
Also Distress inks, glimmermist

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Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Love your background looks fabulous. Nice card nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
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Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol. Just adore the autumn hues.
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kiwiali said...

Gorgeous card Carol Love your back ground! Real classy!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really gorgeous Carol a very beautiful background. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
Cathy DT Member

Mari said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is so pretty Carol! What a fabulous design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow..Beautiful the way you have created your card's background..and the way you have used your dies..hank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning card Carol - that background is wonderful, and I love the stacked die cuts.

Brenda said...

Wonderful technique, I love the shine! Thanks for joining in our birthday celebration at CRAFT Challenge!

NanaConnie said...

Love that technique of using the embossing folder as a 'stamp'! Great card design, Carol. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this month and good luck in the draw.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Carol what a fantastic background! Lovely card! Love that shine! Thank you for playing with us at Dies R Us Challenges!
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