October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Sparkle N Sprinkle!!!

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Fall Inspiration Blog Hop! If you hopped here by way of Eleanor's blog, then you're on the right track. If you've arrived from somewhere else, you might want to start from the beginning, at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, so you don't miss anyone's remarkable cards! At least one prize is involved. The more visitors we have, the more prizes will be awarded, so tell your friends! To become eligible for a prize just:
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Here is my card for Sparkle N Sprinkle's Birthday!!  I love this Birds stamp set, the birds have started migrating back for the winter and they are outside my window singing to me every morning.  I decided to use the Splitcoast Try a New Technique and Sketch challenge and the Wednesday Tutorial for my card.  The technique was Wet Paper Stamping, but of course I took it a step further, after stamping the image on wet watercolor paper instead of just stamping with ink I stamped with Versamark and embossed it with Log Cabin Embossing Powder.  Then I decided to use the faux brad technique that was featured on Splitcoast by our own designer Julie Warner.  I embossed all the brads with Jack O' Lantern Embossing Powder.  The base of the card is Old Olive, and the designer paper is some from DCWV.  The ribbon is some I recycled from a gift I got last year, and I tied the button on with copper cording.
For the inside of my card I cut another 1" strip of the designer paper and layered it on Mocha and adhered it to a piece of vanilla.  The sentiment is from our new Happy Birthday stamp set and I embossed it with Log Cabin as well.
Thanks for visiting, to continue the hop, please visit Joan Petty who will be sharing her spin on Autumn!

Happy Stamping,

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