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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Autumn Birthday

Good Morning! I am really enjoying this beautiful fall weather. The Color Throwdown challenge this week just screamed for a card with a fall theme. Here is what I did.

My card base is Close to Cocoa. I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie to give it dimension. Using the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge for this week, I added the next layer. I use Pumpkin Pie as the base again with Close to Cocoa on top. I stamped in Versamark, the leaves from the Falling Leaves set. Then embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I used the same embossing technique on the Ruby Red piece that I edged with the spiral punch. Now for the main image! I stamped my image (Crazy for Cupcakes) onto watercolor paper. I watercolored the image using SU markers and a blender pen. After the image was completely dry, I ran it through my crimper first one way and then the other. This technique is called the Seersucker Technique. I then sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa. The main image panel is layered with Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa and popped up on dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. What card is complete without some bling! I added three small square crystals to the top left corner of the image and then iced my cupcakes with Crystal Effects. Yummy!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


  1. I love this card! Beautiful use of the colors.

  2. Well, this is just the cutest thing! I love this technique--how cool! You did an awesome job with both challenges! TFP!

  3. This is really cute!! i love the texture you added to the cupcake image!!