Monday, February 17, 2014

Best Birthday

I just got this High Hopes stamp - a prize for a recent challenge.  I really like this way to display a variety of wishes!
Technique - I used chalk pencils for the soft shading of the sign.  For highlighting the embossing, I tried a variation of techniques I have used before.  I had just a tiny broken piece of the teal chalk I wanted - so I applied it directly to the previously embossed layer - then used a sponge to remove excess - leaving just enough color to highlight the embossing.  Oh, yes, I adhered the dotted layer to the stripes, then embossed.  I am happy with this result - to me it is better IRL than on the screen, however.  The Spellbinder dies are new to me - Labels 5.  I colored with shiny metallic Spica pens as well as chalk pencils, added ribbon, a tiny star charm and equally tiny butterfly punches.
Spots and Stripes:
Birthday, with High Hopes stamp:  
Any, with chalk


Kathie said...

Oh Dorthy what a pretty card, I do love this image and I love how you have embossed the back of the card giving it depth and wonderful texture. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT

Joanna M. said...

Congrats on winning the High Hopes challenge; there is nothing better than free stuff! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this week. Good luck. I hope you win our prize!
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Donna said...

looks like you've been having fun trying out new techniques Dorothy and that's what crafting is all about. Great color scheme, teal is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing it with us at High Hopes this week.
Donna xx

Linda Anderson said...

What a fun card! So many wonderful touches. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! Thanks again for playing along with the High Hopes challenges. There is a new one tomorrow and we hope you will play along again soon! :-)
High Hopes Lead Designer

Heide said...

Beautiful work, love the fresh spring colors. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Sally Dube said...

Lovely card - Love all the green (my favorite color =)! So glad you joined in on the fun this week!!
Blessings to you Dorothy!!
Sally SSW2

Sharon Basel said...

This is a beautiful card Dorothy. I love your papers and embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used and the embossing.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen N x