I have had this image from my coloring calendar done for quite some time and have had it clipped up on my desk, and when I was trying to figure out what to do for the next birthday card I needed, I looked up and there it was and I thought it was about time I used it :)
I started by embossing the honeycomb embossing folder. Do you lightly mist your paper before embossing? I have been doing that all the time now and I think it does make a difference. I gave the cardstock time to dry and then lightly rubbed my gray ink pad over the raised areas.
I felt it needed a little something extra and going through my dies I settled on this corner die I had that kind of reminded me of lattice. To balance the corner off I went with using my hexagon dies for the sentiment. The word birthday didn't fit but I wanted sweet on there, so I first stamped the sentiment sweet and then masked off the birth part of the sentiment so that it would just read day!
- Coloring for calm - 2017 calendar image, colored w/markers
- Paper Studio - Honeycomb embossing folder, inked with gray
- Impression Obsession - Classic corners die
- Diamond press - Stitched hexagon die
- Stamps of Life - minis4circles