23 March 2019

Wishes - embossing, watercolour

Wishes like stars held in a jar. Close your eyes and choose one. My birthday card features stamps from Unity Stamp Company, embossing, Liquid Pearls used with a water brush, and baker's twine with brads.

Putting It Together

I was mostly done with the card before I realised I hadn't been taking pictures. Oops.

I stamped on black cardstock and embossed with white, then I used Liquid Pearls with a waterbrush to add colour to the stars. I was originally thinking to do an all black card front but it wasn't singing to me so I fussy cut the jar with a wide margin. I used a linen texture cardstock for the background. I poked holes in the corners to add brads and strung yellow and white bakers twine around them.

For my layout, I was inspired by the Feeling Sketchy challenge sketch.

I matted the background panel on black before mounting it to a white card base. I used foam mounting tape under the jar to pop it up a little. I used mini glue dots under the brads to give them a bit more sticking power.

Inside, I added another sentiment. This is a birthday card without using that word.



Unity {show & tell): Black and White
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Small Things
Feeling Sketchy: #213
Outlawz Festive Friday: Theme - Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Anything Birthday


  1. What a sweet birthday card!!! I really love what the sentiment says on outside and inside of the card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  3. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.


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