November 16, 2016


I  wish I still had this card in my hands so I could retake photos of it. You see, it honestly is so much prettier in person, and I'd try mightily to capture more of its essence.

But, unfortunately, it is now living about 100 miles from me. Tomorrow is my mom's birthday, and this is her birthday card. I snapped a few shots of it before I mailed it out to her.

Anyway, this card is an example of emboss resist. The flowers of all sizes on the card are from a Paper Pumpkin kit from a few months back. I love the large flowers, the half flowers and aren't those two tiny sized flowers adorable?

After rubbing my paper well with my trusty Embossing Buddy, I stamped them all over the Whisper White cardstock in VersaMark ink. I added gold embossing powder to the stamped images. Once my background was cooled enough, I sponged autumn-flavored colors all over, trying to vary darks and lights, but blending the colors.

Once I had my background sponged, I added a few sequins from this past month's Paper Pumpkin kit to give it a little bit of bling.

I'm so sad that the set from which I chose my sentiment is retired because it so so wonderful and whimsical. To match the gold embossed flowers, I also embossed the Happy Birthday in gold. 

My photo doesn't show, but inside the card, I had attached a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock on which I had gold embossed a nice saying. I even gold embossed my stamped info on the back of the card. I mean, you gotta stay consistent, right?

I know I feature emboss resist on my blog quite frequently. It is such a really cool technique and gives the greatest results; it's almost impossible to mess up emboss resist! Do you ever use it? What are your favorite resist methods?

Happy Birthday to my dear mom!



  1. What a lovely card! The colors are absolutely gorgeous!

  2. I love the colors. thanks for sharing the the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  3. What a nice and special birthday card! The stamps are so cute! Thank you for stopping by at Sweet Inspiration, have a great week!

  4. I can see why you like that card, it's just stunning. Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party.