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Sunday 25 October 2020

Embossed & Blended birthday

Hello again friends.  I hope you're having a great Sunday - the weather here has been awful today, we've had torrential rain on and off all day.  Well we've had a very eventful few weeks since I blogged last.  Hubby's Covid test came back positive, I became unwell and had a positive result too and then our eldest son tested positive also.  The only one un-affected (or at least not showing systems) was our youngest son so he must be made of strong stuff.  Luckily my husband had a relatively mild dose; he is overweight and has high blood pressure so I was worried about him but thankfully he was ok.  Myself and my son had it a little worse and it felt like a bad dose of flu; heachache, temperature, aching all over, generally feeling yucky but we did have the extended wiped out feeling and just a simple shower left us worn out.  I am happy to report that we are all feeling much better now and back at work.

Anyway enough of my waffling let's get to the reason that you are here - a card!  It was one of the lovely girls on my Design Teams birthday this week so this is the card I sent her. 

close up of the card:

close up of the sentiment:

I began by stamping the large background stamp onto a white card panel using Versamark ink, sprinkled it with white fine detail embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  I then used 3 colours of distress oxide inks and blender brushes until I was happy with the blend.  I stamped and cut out the sentiment and added this to a circle of vellum with foam tape; this was then added to the card with liquid glue.  I then added the panel onto a white card blank and the finishing touch was a few sequins in matching colours.  

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge - celebration time
Little Red Wagon challenge - things beginning with B (birthday, balloon)
Mix It Up challenge - anything goes option distressing
The Crafty Cafe challenge - use some pink
Seizure the Birthday challenge - texture (embossed background)

Now I'm feeling back to 'normal' again I'll hopefully be back to blogging a little more often.  We are currently in a fire-break lockdown for 2 weeks in Wales so nothing much else to do except craft lol!  Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care of yourselves.

Card ingredients:

Uniko Stamps - block party birthday
Distress Oxide Inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry and wilted violet
Waffle Flower Crafts - essential sentiments stamp set & matching die
Little Things by Lucy's Cards - passion flower sequin mix
Gina K designs - layering weight card stock
Taylored Expressions - blender brushes


Imke said...

Totally LOVE this background stamp and you did a great job with all the "B" Words for our Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


Danielle said...

I love the colors, they are so bright and fun! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter’s Cafe.

brenda said...

So sorry to read your household was stricken with the dreadful virus, but very pleased to hear you are all on the mend.

A really pretty creation with the lovely graduated background, many thanks for sharing and joining our October challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

B x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kathleen said...

A really super stamp and looks great in white over the pretty colours of the background. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque.

Kath x

cass said...

Wonderfully coloured background. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our Use some Pink challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

Lugkasteel Scrapbooking à la Hettie Krüger said...

Firstly – I love the look of your blog with the clouds on the sides. Happy to hear that you are all healthy now. The card is stunning. The techniques you used really works well together. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog.

Hazel (Didos) said...

I have no idea why I wasn't following your blog. Im sure I was before... Weird. Love this card its so pretty, the colours are great. Sorry to hear you have all had covid. Glad you are all on the mend, Hazel xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, beautiful colours.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Mummylade said...

How wonderful! Thank you for entering our celebration challenge at Allsorts this week.

Cindy said...

Pretty card. Love the blended background. Thanks for sharing with us at MIU.

Jeni Mc said...

Just love the colours on this card and the way you have managed so many words , A lovely birthday card , Hope you and your husband are now fit and well . Thank you for all your comments on my cards each week . Here's to a safer and more normal year for 2021 with lots more exciting challenges Jennyx