Sunday, February 23, 2020

Celebrate Theresa's Birthday

I was asked again to create an A7-sized (5" x 7") card for a member of my husband's Poker Club. The request was also made to try not to get too fancy because a large volume of club members would be handling the card. I decided on a technique that I had not used in a long time. It dishes up plenty of sparkle without adding a lot of stuff. 

In addition, I found my card suited the Joy of Sets Challenge #014 Tic Tac Toe Board requirements, column 3 - Die Cuts, Vellum and Floral as well as row 2 - Gold, Embossing and Vellum. What a happy coincidence!

A panel of cardstock was heat embossed in gold then painted using an aqua painter brush with a touch of coordinating dye inks.  Once dry, the sentiment was gold embossed onto vellum then added to the card front. The embossed panel was adhered to a white card base. The embossed, die cut flowers were added to the card front along with the gold sequins. The inside was stamped with a sentiment and decorated with a few embossed flowers. The envelope was also decorated.

If you enjoy challenges, you will really like Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

Stamp: Close to My Heart "Color Your Life" (sentiment); Stampin' Up! "Forever Blossoms" & "Sending You Thoughts"
Inks: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum
Misc.: Hero Arts Embossing Powder (gold), Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter, Stickles (orange)


  1. So pretty Melanie! The colors are perfect and I love that flower image! :)

  2. lovely card. all the gold is great and the coloring is wonderful. thanks for sharing with us at JOSTTT.

  3. Such a pretty card - I love that added touch of vellum and the flowers - thanks for joining us at #JOSTTT014

  4. Love that you gold embossed the cherry blossoms and the sentiment on vellum. Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT014 challenge.