As I sit down to write this blog post for Retro Rubber Blog Challenge’s next topic Anything Goes, it is definitely feeling like FALL! If you are in the Pacific Northwest you know that it has been a horrific fire season, and this week the very much-needed rain is coming. Our temps have dropped by 15 degrees with a high of 65 today, and it is time for a little layering.
With that said it is perfect that my project for Anything Goes is this autumn inspired birthday card.
I started with the Happy Birthday image that has been in my stash since about 1998 or 1999. I am not sure of the manufacturer as I bought it unmounted at the Portland Rubber Stamp convention, and did not record that bit of information. It is stamped in Tsukineko Encore Satin Rose on glossy card stock and heat embossed with copper embossing powder. Using a brayer and Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves I inked up the panel. I like the shadow effect of adding the ink AFTER stamping and embossing the image as I think it helps it pop a bit more. The sentiment layer is trimmed to 3 3/8” x 4 ¼”.
The backing copper metallic card stock was trimmed to 4” x 5 ½ then one end was die cut with Spellbinder’s Classic Ric Rac. The layer was trimmed to line up the design of the die cut. Some variegated ribbon from my stash was threaded through the die cut and trimmed just beyond the edges. A triple loop bow was tied using the Bows-It-All v. 2.
The base card stock in A2 size (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) is brayered with the Fiskars Burlap design and Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves. The metallic layers is adhered to the base card, with the bow adhered with a glue dot. The sentiment layer is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.
This was a fun and quick card to create and is perfect for a fall birthday. Please join along with us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and create your own Anything Goes project!
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