I played along in another challenge today called Something Old ~ Embossing Folder, Candle
Something New ~ Sentiment & Altenew Ink
Something Borrowed ~ Technique, sort of
and Something Blue ~ the mouse background.
I am always in need of birthday cards and I thought this embossing folder would look great in the blue, and I wanted to use my Nuvo Mouse again as I love the colours ... nice and cheerful with the snow outside.
I heat embossed my embossing folder by applying embossing ink with my brayer and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I then applied the mouse with the finger tip and was surprised that the embossed area took the ink, but I liked that surprise. I was just careful about the area where I applied it. I did however want it on all the raised areas. For the candle, I put a tad of the mouse on my craft mat and added a drip of water, mixing it to form a little puddle and then dragged the bottom part of my candle through it. While waiting for that to dry I die cut the label and in my Misti I arranged my sentiment to the die cut stamping with a new ink to me from Altenew called Persian Blue, and attached to my card base. I then added gold Wink of Stella to the flame and with my Wink of Stella brush I spread the gold around the flame then attached to the card on foam dots. I really like how this turned out. Thank you for visiting my blog today ... see you next time.
Products: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder and Candle Die, Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Sentiment, Frantic Stamper Double End Stitched Label, Nuvo Mouse Cornflower and Spring Green, Altenew Persian Blue Ink, Neenah Cardstock, Foam Dots, Sequins.