Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Birthday Greetings for Anything Goes at Retro Rubber Challenge

Everyone's favorite challenge, Anything Goes!  Come join the fun at Retro Rubber and enter your project for the challenge.  Remember to use at least one stamp that is older than a year and share how long it has been around.  We also ask that you only enter up to ten challenges including ours.

I used a few inky techniques to create the monochromatic birthday card.

  • For the background I inked white cardstock directly with Memento Lulu Lavender then pressure embossed it with Darice's Damask embossing folder.  The raised portions were then inked with Memento Sweet Plum.  I used painter's tape to mask the center portion and inked the outside edges with Memento Grape Jelly.
  • I trimmed strips of cardstock (inked with Lulu Lavender) and then pressure embossed with Cuttlebug's James Embossing Folder set Stripes.  The raised portions were inked with Memento Luxe Grape Jelly  (pigment vs dye of the regular Memento ink) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Ribbons are typically shiny so I wanted to have that effect for this card.
  • Altenew's Bells and Bows is color layered stamped on white cardstock with Memento Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, and Elderberry.  To get the shiny effect the entire bow is inked with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  • I die cut Spellbinder's Opulent Ovals from white cardstock and then inked the center section with Memento Lulu Lavender.  The sentiment by Taylor's Expressions: In and Out Birthday is stamped in Memento Luxe Grape Jelly and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The edges are inked with Memento Luxe Grape Jelly.  
  • The layers are adhered together with the bow and greeting raised with dimensional foam adhesive.  
I hope you enjoyed the monochromatic card!  Create your own Anything Goes project and join us at Retro Rubber!


  1. So very beautiful is that card design that looks like an elegant wrapped gift. I love that idea.

  2. Neva, I love the technique of coloring with embossing folders, this design looks amazing on your card.
    And it does look like a beautifully wrapped gift, awesome idea.

  3. I like the distressed effect that colouring the folder has given here. Nice monochrome card. The bow has got such a 3D look. Nice work!

  4. Neva, I do believe you are the queen of the interesting background, I love this one and the purpley hues are perfect. Cx

  5. I'm fascinated with the ink layering you used on this beautiful birthday card! I love how the embossed portions are a darker shade of ink, while the softer shades just blend perfectly together! You even created ribbons with ink, amazing!! I love the monochromatic colors and pretty bow that ties everything together with such a festive look! Gorgeous!

  6. pretty card
    lovely emboss background , congrats
    have a great day


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