Hi Friends!

This is the birthday card I made for a friend, and the colours are really inspired by the mood board you see below.  It has a real earth tone vibe to me and so I wanted to use some of those earthy tones in my card.



Overview of my card process

I’m using Altenew Bold Alpha dies to spell out the HAPPY BIRTHDAY letters, and I stuck them down on some double-sided tape to hold them in place and make it easier to get the heat embossing done.  I used a copper, a good and a turquoise that looks a lot like patina colour and I liked that combination together.

I am also thinking about using this background – it uses Distress Oxides to create a kind of ombre look to it too!

Here’s a close up of some of the heat embossed letters on the word DAY.

I used a T-ruler to line up my words on the background so that the stripes of the ombre embossing also lined up.


I added some gold splatters to the background before adhering the HAPPY BIRTHDAY letters to the background and popping it on a card base.



I really do love the whole process of heat embossing, it’s so magical and it never gets old lol.  I also love the colours used in the card, very earthy and natural.  It would make a great card for some of the menfolk in that the colours are good and it’s not too flowery or over embellished.  Keep it simple!

I hope you enjoyed reading about this card and that you find inspiration from it.


Altenew June Inspiration Challenge


Altenew – Bold Alpha dies,
watercolour paper, cardstock
Wow embossing powers (crusty copper, weathered gold, sea of tranquility)
Versamark embossing ink
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Finnabair Gold paint
From stash: background

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