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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Birthday Embossing Resist Sketch Card

Created this Birthday card using a Sketch
from Victorine Original Stamps and
Embossing Resist technique from Perfect
Sentiments. I have been stepping out of my
comfort zone and learning more.

Decided to go with a Balloon Birthday theme.

Made Base 5" x 7". Layered with Birthday
Balloons paper. Cut the circle out of white
cardstock using Spellbinders die. Stamped
balloons onto white cardstock circle using
VersaMark embossing ink. Sprinkled with
embossing powder & heated. Used Distress
Ink to stamp color onto white cardstock.
Wiped off the balloon stamped image with
a paper towel. Stamped birthday sentiment.
Assembling card per the sketch using
vellum paper, circle & tag sentiment.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Ch#75 Embossing ends unlim entries 1st entry 1/27
Challenge #75 ~ Embossing

2. Craft Your Days Away unlim entries 1st entry ends 2/2
CYDA Challenge #37 ~ Distressing

3. Frosted Design ends 1/22 for prize or 1/26 for Top 3
Frosted Designs: vellum, acrylic or a transparency

4. Little Scrap Pieces ends 1/26
Winner and New Challenge Use Blue

5. My Sheri Crafts ends 2/3
my new is the embossing resist technique

6. Party Time Tuesdays lim 3 entries 2nd entry ends 1/24

Happy Birthday Week! PTT#51-Happy Birthday Projects and Cards

7. Perfect Sentiments Ch PSC15: B'day Embossing Resist
unlim entries 1st entry ends 1/23
PSC15: Birthday Embossing Resist

8. Victorine Original ends 1/21
Victorine Originals Challenge #25 - Sketch Challen...

On to today's challenge, for this challenge we would want you to use the following sketch created by very own Laurie. You are able to flip and way you want as long as we can still see the basic sketch :)

5" x 7" Base TH core'dinations Broken China cardstock
cardstock - light blue 1" x 3 1/2" - sentiment tag
the Paper Studio Birthday Balloons 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
vellum - light blue 3" x 6"

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG & ZOTS small dots
Marvy heat tool
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Circles 4 1/4"
Stampabilities Birthday Cupcakes clear stamps - balloons & Happy Birthday
Stampendous Stamp n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink broken china
VersaMark embossing ink


  1. Pretty card- I like how you did the heat embossing! :)Amy

  2. Nice use of the vellum cute B-day card.
    DIANA L.

  3. Resist stamping IS fun! I bet you enjoyed it and good for you to try it!
    Fun card!

  4. Lovely card!! Glad you've played along with us at Frosted Designs blog hop. :)

  5. Good job on the emboss resist, I still haven't achieved the desired results I want!

  6. This is so pretty, Melissa!! The balloon paper is so fun and festive and I love the resist image!! :)


  7. This card is so cute! I love the background paper. :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

  8. Great embossing! Fun design!

  9. Melissa I am glad I picked blue too would not have wanted to miss this card! Great embossing, great birthday card. Karen

  10. Isn't it fun to try new techniques? And just look what a FABULOUS card you created!!! Love the use of your vellum layer behind your awesome resist balloon image -- it adds so much! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  11. what a great birthday card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment this week.

  12. Very nicely done. Great masculine birthday card and use of the embossing resist technique. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

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  14. Such a great card! I love the balloon paper!

  15. what fun balloon papers!! Thank you for joining the Party Planners this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

  16. what a festive card with all the balloons on the background paper1 thanks for joining us at PTT!

  17. Very pretty card. thank you for playing along with us at FD.

    Congratulations you won Prize#2.

  18. Really Beautiful, I love the layout, thanks so much for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  19. Love your balloon paper background. Nice work with the resist technique. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  20. Great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  21. Cute card. What a fun background. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

  22. Wow beautiful card, I love the resist technique and the papers are so bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

  23. Fantastic. Thank you sharing with us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  24. This turned out so cute and I love the sheer look that the vellum adds over the balloon background! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!! :)