Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birthday Wishes using the Inlaid Embossing Technique

I wanted everything but the center Happy Birthday to be embossed, so I placed my layered piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and stamped and punched circles onto the front of the card using snail adhesive, and then ran the whole card front through my Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing folder.  This inlaid embossing technique gives the card a unique look. 

I started with Baja Breeze cardsock and then a layer of Pear Pizzaz and the circles were stamped from the Circle Circus stamp set.  I used the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch them out.  After I embossed everything, I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Pretty Postage Stamp set (Summer Mini), and instead of using the Postage Stamp which goes with this stamp set, I again used my circle punches instead, and placed this onto the center of the card using dimensionals. 

To make today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Whisper White #100730, Tangerine Tango #111349
Stamp Sets:  Circle Circus #115778, Pretty Postage #123095 wood or #123097 clear (Summer Mini)
Ink:  Baja Breeze #111833, Pear Pizzazz #119784, Tangerine Tango #111835
Punches:  1 3/8" Circle #119860, 1 1/4" Circle #119861
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Dimensionals #104430

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