Saturday, February 23, 2013

Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday

Do you have stuff in your studio/craft room that you haven't even used, yet? I've been going through my supplies, organizing and taking a loose inventory and I rediscovered a brand new, never used roll of foil tape! While foil tape by itself is not too exciting, what happens when you work it with an embossing folder and alcohol inks? Well, see for yourself!

Love this image from Sassy Studio Designs - Steampunk Josephine! She's a little more racy than what you see here, but she worked beautifully as a cameo on my card. That lovely bow looks like the rest of her dress, doesn't it? (Want to know how to tie this multi-loop bow? Click here to watch the video.)

Josie is colored with Copics and aged to perfection using Vintage Photo and Black Soot with a few spritzes of water. Distressed the bow by spritzing with water, scrunching up the ribbon and then letting it air dry. Rayon seam binding is still one of my favorite types of ribbon.

Fabulous, right?

Used a texture hammer to distress the metal brads.

Used Glossy Accents to embellish the googles.

 Distress Stickles in Honey to add a little more glam to Miss Josie!

Copper embossing powder around the die cut frame and the large lace trim finish off this one of a kind piece! Hmmm...this one may have to grace my studio wall for a bit before it makes an appearance for someone's birthday...

Visit the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog for more HAPPY BIRTHDAY inspiration and to link up your card. Can't wait to see what you've created!

Inky hugs,

Playing along with these fun challenges:
Inspired by Stamping Feb Blog Hop - Bow
Simon Stamp & Show - Metal-ology
Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Love the metal look. The bow is fabulous.

  2. I too have lots of products I have yet to use in my craft space lol. Love how you have used the metal, fabulous textural embossing and colours. Great sassy image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x


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