Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Birthday

This card is for the Papertreyink Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge.

The challenge was to use the first 3 or more letters of your first or last name to find out what elements you should add to your card. Since my name is Katherine I chose to use Kat - which meant I need to add:
K - Use Kraft cardstock
A - Add a Border
T - Tie on some twine

I thought this would be very easy until I decided that I must use foil! Eek! I started using Flitter Glu to stamp several different images (flowers, greenery, etc) and not much was working. Finally I reached for my Sparkle and Shine set to stamp with the large sequin stamp. I tapped the glue on using an ink blending tool and began stamping all over the kraft background. I placed Rose gold foil on top and ran through my laminator. I loved the way it looked. I tried covering the Happy die cut with Rose gold foil, too, but it didn't work at all.

I flipped over my green hexagon and added a Happy diecut from the same patterned paper I used for my border. After adding some twine, I put it all together. I am really happy with the way it came out but I had to work for it!!

I feel like the card is much prettier in person - it is so hard to capture the foil and I must confess it is late and I am ready to watch Downton Abbey!

Have a great night!


  1. You really rose to the challenge with this card! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  2. Fantastic card--really love the foil.