Kathe’s Secret Garden Emboss Resist Birthday Card


Hi Stamping Friends!

Today's birthday card project, courtesy of Kathe Madsen, is the last one from our Too Cool
Demo Team shoebox swap featuring the new Color Refresh colors. 

I've shared birthday cards all
week, so be sure to check out my other posts: Make A Wish Card, Vellum Swallowtail Birthday, Blue Ribbon Birthday, Gingham Garden Candy Cake, Cupcake Card & Votive, and Mosaic Madness Birthday!

Swap - kathe resist 

Kathe's card uses the Emboss Resist technique and features a combination of several of the new Color Refresh colors: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and the new Smoky Slate!

The card base is the Smoky Slate color, which is a pretty, light gray.  This is going to be a fantastic new neutral…can't wait to pair it with other colors! 

Swap - kathe resist 1

The background of the card is so spectacular!  I love the Emboss Resist technique, but Kathe had us take it one step further!  First we inked up the En Francais background stamp with VersaMark Ink and stamped that on our 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White card stock.  Then, we stamped the bold flower stamp from Secret Garden randomly over the top, also in VersaMark Ink.  I had never tried stamping multiple image layers before embossing—cool!  We sprinkled it all with Clear Embossing Powder and embossed it with the Heat Tool.

Next, we sponged on Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral inks randomly over the entire piece to bring out the clear image.  I never get tired of watching the image appear as more ink is applied!

Swap - kathe resist 2

We stamped more Secret Garden flowers in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White and die-cut them with the coordinating Secret Garden Framelits. We topped them with Pearl Jewels.

Last Chance Reminder—Bundle It!  Order the Secret Garden Bundle
of stamps and framelits and it's 15% off, but only in the Spring
Catalog thru May 31!  Although the stamps and framelits will be in the
new catalog, the discounted bundle is NOT…save when you order the Secret Garden Bundle now!

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners, which we stamped in VersaMark onto Wisteria Wonder card stock and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The Bitty Banners Framelits makes cutting that out easy, as well!

Thanks so much for the awesome card, Kathe!

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That does it for
our birthday card swap projects!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of
the new Color Refresh colors in action! 



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