Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Retro Rubber Blog Challenge #06, Birthday Wishes

We are in the second week of our sketch challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, and this
is my interpretation of the sketch.

I decided to work with just one set of stamps (Inkadinkado Birthday Wish), inks, and embossing powder to create this Birthday card.  This set has been in my stash for a few years, and has seen limited use, but got a little love this go around!

 I started with white card stock trimmed to 7” x 8” and folded it in half.  The stars border image was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Luxe Teal Zeal and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   (Note that all of the images are heat embossed with clear embossing powder, it made the colors more vivid!)  A strip of white card stock trimmed to 1” x 7” is stamped with the party image in Tsukineko Memento Luxe Love.  Only parts of the letters show when the card is assembled.   

The edges are inked one at a time and also heat embossed.  The next layer is 3 ¼” x 6 ½”The sentiment layer is stamped in Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Love Letter, Teal Zeal, and Dandelion.  The candles are carefully inked in sections.  The sentiment has the “birthday” inked hand drawn in with pen to help it stand out more.   The edges are also inked on this layer.  The present was stamped in both Love Letter and Teal Zeal, and the party hat was stamped in Pear Tart.  Both images were fussy cut.  The card is assembled with the sentiment layer and the embellishment adhered with dimensional foam adhesive. 


This card was sent off to my nephew for his January birthday coming up next week.  Happy birthday Chace!   

This card is entered in the following challenges:


  1. Gorgeous card love the card design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. What a fun card Neva, I love that you show the steps too. Cx

  3. Neva what a very beautiful birthday card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. I see you didn't put "Happy Birthday" on the front. I think it's because everything about this card says HAPPY :D

  5. You did a great job with the sketch!! ♥ I always love all your steps, and taking time for detail!!

  6. Wonderful birthday card...love the bright colors! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs


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