I hope you all had a great weekend. Over here was raining almost all weekend. We did see the sun a little bit late afternoon on Sunday. Even though it was raining and yucky out, it was nice to stay in and get some crafting done. :)
I wanted to make a set of birthday cards to give to my sister-in-law as part of her birthday gift. Since I haven't play with Mama Elephant Make A Wish set in a long time, I decided to pull it out and play with it. I also decided to pair this set with Mama Elephant Trifecta set. I thought this set would give a nice geometric background to the bold birthday sentiment.
I started the card by stamping the outlined triangles from Trifecta using Mama Elephant Moonlight Pigment ink. Then I randomly went in and filled with different triangles in Mama Elephant Bubblegum, Pacific Blue, Orangeade, and Lemongrass inks. After the inks on the panel dried a bit, I ran it through my die-cut machine using the largest die from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.
Next, I stamped the large sentiment from Make A Wish and black heat embossed. The embossing didn't come out as bold and puffy as I wanted and it also have tiny little gaps in the letters like the photo above. I'm not sure why it's like that but, I'm guessing that either I didn't apply enough embossing powder or it could be that my VersaMark ink pad is running low. If anyone of you know or ran into similar problem, do let me know! Since I didn't want to throw away my perfectly stamped background, I decided to add another layer of embossing by re-stamping the sentiment and black heat embossing again. This time around, the sentiment finally have that black glossy finish look that I wanted. Also, all the gaps in the letters were covered or filled in by embossing the second time around. Yay! :)
Don't the embossing look so much better now? I finished the card off by adhering the panel to a A2 card base and scattering some sparkling clear sequins on the background panel.
I love how this set turned out! It's exactly how I visualized it! And I'm so glad I was able to solved my own problem. It would be such a waste if I had thrown away a perfectly stamped background. So glad I didn't! I really think my sister-in-law will absolutely love this card set as she always buys my cards and gives me praises for my work. And, I hope you enjoy today's set of birthday cards too! Wishing you all a wonderful week!