Recognition

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Happy Birthday......

Today's card........
Can't believe it's heading towards the end of February...where did that go?
I have been inspired by several challenges to make this card......
I have used distress inks and stamped using the embossing folder for the background.
This technique was inspired by the challenge over at Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge.
I have used a stencil for the black flower stems, which  has been embossed with 
black embossing paste. The flowers have been hi-lighted with glossy accents. 
I like the matt and shiny look, so I have left the leaves and stems matt.
The sentiment is a HLS stamp and the tiny hearts have been hi-lighted with red glossy accents.
I loved trying this new technique and now have lots in my stash for future use.
 Crafty Hugs x
Challenges that I would like to enter my card .....
Happy Little Stampers - CAS- Stamp with an embossing folder
AAA Cards - Embossing and CAS
Embossing paste and embossing folder as a stamp
CASology - Distress and CAS
Distress inks used
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes with no toppings - Birthday Theme
PennyBSaturday Challenge - Use Red and or Hearts
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes - I used the HLS sentiment stamp 






32 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous card and the black flower stem Looks so dramatic against the background X

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  2. wow, this is pretty on so many levels. You have such a talent for using media in the unexpected ways. Excellent job! Hugz

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    1. That is so kind of you. Really appreciate your kind comments x

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  3. Great folder stamping and I am a sucker for a pop of black with colour! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. Great design Mac. LOVE your embossing folder stamped background. And love the red, black and white colour combo. Great idea to only gloss the flowers. xx

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  5. Such a pretty CAS card! Love the technique of HLS and the color combination! :)
    Suchi xx

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  6. Absolutely beautiful, lovely background for the black flowers and leaves.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments x

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    2. Sorry forgot to mention, that so glad to see at ATSM.

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  7. I love seeing what you come up with as you always have another wonderful technique you've tried out!! You really inspire me!! ;) HUGS

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    1. That is so kind of you and yes I enjoy trying out new techniques..thanks again x

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  8. VERY pretty!! I have never tried embossing paste!! looks like I really should give it a go your card is wonderful.

    Patti

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    1. What a nice thing to say and yes give it a go...so many techniques and mediums out there and all have their place...well that's what I tell myself! x

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  9. Very pretty card. I love your pretty, colorful background. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  10. Wow, those black flowers just pop and shine! Love that distress inked background and the dry embossing, too. So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!

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    1. That is so kind of you, thank you very much x

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  11. Love that background! Great job! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted to Stamps & More!

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  12. This is so pretty .... I love black and white with red, and that embossing folder background looks fab! Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge. Linda xx

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  13. Gorgeous! I love the matt/shiny stencilling - clever! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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    1. Enjoyed the challenge, thank you for your kind comments x

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  14. Great card! thanks for joining AAA Cards!

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