Happy Birthday! What? Not your birthday? Not mine either but I'm sure it must be somebody's birthday! After creating my recent birthday reminder project, I realized there was a major shortage of cards in my stash that were ready to be mailed or delivered when I needed one. I figured it was a good time to put a couple together and a great chance to use some great chipboard pieces!
For the masculine card I distressed and layered squares and rectangles of paper after inking the edges.
The "happy birthday" piece was run through an embossing folder then painted with brown acrylic paint. I rubbed gold paint lightly over the surface to highlight the embossed gear pattern.
The gears and tools were painted with the same brown paint before I heat-embossed them with Distress embossing powder to create a rusty effect.
The feminine card includes some fussy-cutting as well as inking and distressing; I loved the pattern in the green paper and wanted to make it stand out. The chipboard pieces were run through an embossing folder then painted pink. I rubbed them with an iridescent white ink to emphasize the raised pattern.I then rubbed a bit of pink ink along the very edges.
I love the way the round frame echoes the shape of the metal sentiment and the way the butterfly adds dimension! Now all I have to do is remember to check my birthday reminder tags far enough ahead to actually send someone one of these birthday cards in time!! Hmmm...maybe I should stick the tag on something I use often - like my tea kettle?? Or my laptop??
Gypsy Soul Items Used
Birthday Shape Set
Gears Shape Set
Miniatures Shape Set-Guy Thing
Delicate Frames and Ornaments Shape Set
Other Items Used
Donna Salazar Antiquities 12x12 papers
Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony 12x12 papers
Ranger Distress embossing powder-Vintage Photo