Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crochet birthday

Welcome to Wednesday, my favorite day of the week, by far. I made this birthday card to show you THIS stamp by Deep Red Stamps. You can also find it at A Cherry on Top right HERE.

I heat embossed the background stamp with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I then started bring color into the piece using a Ranger blending tool and distress ink. I sprayed the image with water to dilute the color when I made a spot too dark. This technique works like a charm. Then when it was "all done" I decided to add in the burgundy by using my Fired Brick red distress marker. I think because I layer down so much yellow and orange on the cardstock that the color of the Fired Brick red looks more burgundy then red. Idk, I like it and totally ran with it by adding a burgundy piece of cardstock behind it.

The cardstock is by Coredinations, Recollections and Neenah. The sentiment sticker is by American Crafts, die cut it's on is by Spellbinders, eyelets by Eyelet Outlet and flower by EK Success/Martha Stewart. I inked the edges of the sentiment die as well.

I hope you like today's card and will considering buying Deep Red Stamps the next time you look into buying stamps. They are good quality and stamp beautifully.
HERE's a link where you can view what they have available.

Challenges: Anything goes 


  1. What a beauty. I love the RED. A gorgeous background.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our September challenge - Celebrate.

  2. Cindy love the result of the technique! Such a beautiful stamp and CAS design! Very cute image and beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  3. Really pretty card with great colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. The embossing is gorgeous. Really like that gorgeous stamp and how you colored it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  5. Stunning background! The burgundy really makes it POP! Love the big flower too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  6. Such a pretty card! I adore that fabulous flower--the shading is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  7. This is so beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. lovely colours, this card really does go well with our theme of "autumn colours"
    Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun
    Hugs Kelly DT

  9. Nice use of autumn colours, really like the pp. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

  10. Gorgeous card and image, love those colors and great design. Thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight. Abbie xx

  11. A beautiful, elegant card! Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at ATSC, Marlies

  12. So pretty !!! :) :) & great colors, too!!
    Thanks for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps for "anything goes" ~~
    :) :) xo
    Nicole's Craft Nook

  13. This is gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Just for

  14. Amazing job! I love that pattern paper! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


  15. Fabulous card, love the fall colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again real soon! Susan x

  16. Love the layout of your card Cindy and how you have used the colours from our challenge at Come and Get It this week. Thanks for sharing with us and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  17. Fab card Cindy and lovely autumn colours !!

    Thanks so much for joining this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. thank you so much for entering Creative Moments with your gorgeous Project

    Kerrie DT x

  19. Fab use of fall colours Cindy! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  20. Super pretty card Cindy. Happy you joined us at Die Cut Divas,Do be sure to pop over to the blog for some exciting news for you!

  21. Fabulous card! Love the flower. Thanks for joining us this week at The Corrosive Challenge!

  22. Fabulous! a really beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments x

  23. Love your colour choices and you have used one of my favourite techniques! Thanks for joining the Just for Fun Autumn Colours Challenge!

  24. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Just For Fun in our Colours of Autumn challenge!

    Elaine xx


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