Sunday, 8 June 2014

Birthday By Numbers


This first card was inspired by Pamela Ho's iconic card at CASE Study:

I wanted to do a grungy version so I used Black Soot Distress Ink on my numbers embossing folder, then saw that, conveniently, 1 and 8 are close enough to each other to make an 18th birthday card out of it.  I highlighted the numbers with a red marker pen and added Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is a dymo tape.  I'm also entering it into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Father's Day or Masculine.


So here's MkII of the card.  I spritzed more water and took a second print and ended up with a grungier version. I Stamped some ring stains in red (STAMPlorations Holiday Artsy).  I'm adding it to Simon Says Monday Challenge Magic because I think the fabulous effect you get from using embossing folders like this is magic ;)



And lastly, another card made using the same folder and Black Soot, but this time I actually used the folder for its intended purpose and embossed it.  Added a Tim Holtz cupcake, and it's going into Just Add Ink - Just Add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert.



24 comments:

  1. super cool...love your stuff!!

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  2. Wow, these grunge cards are all so cool, Shirley ... the red against the black is just amazing! Anita :)

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  3. Great cards, I love your grungy embossed numbers! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  4. Gorgeous cards Shirley :-) both are fabulous ! love the embossing !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Cool cool super cool!! Love ur take on the case study muse :)

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  6. Awesome - love the B/W with the red "18". What a cool take on Pamela's card. I love the combo on #3 - that cupcake, the sentiments and where you've placed them and then the numbers in the BG.

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  7. These are super cool. LOVE them all and the slightly different look you got on each one.

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  8. Great look to both of these! That soot ink is fabulous on that stamp!

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  9. Super cool card -- each one of them!! Love how you "stretched" that embossing folder, Shirley! My fave has got to be the second one.

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  10. Wow I really like your card. Thank you for joining us over at Case study.

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  11. Shirley, I LOVE the giant cupcake on your last card - and stamping the sentiment vertically was a great decision. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  12. Love your graphic/grungey style card Shirley, great use of texture and colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  13. Those background is soooo cool! I love it. Great take on CASE Study! Thanks for playing along :)

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  14. All great cards. I love your Happy Birthday labels - brings back memories. Great cupcake image too. Chantell JAI

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  15. These are all great cards! Love the way you have created the backgrounds. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink :)

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  16. These are all great cards! Love the way you have created the backgrounds. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink :)

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  18. Gorgeous cards! Your cupcake card is such a standout - love the combination of fab colours and fab background! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  19. Great coincidence with the "1" and "8"....don't you just love it when things work out like that!

    Nice change to the image with the second generation stamping! The birthday cupcake was 'made for this technique' :)

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