Birthday Ensemble

Good Morning my friends! Today’s post includes a card and matching tag. The tag was created for an awesome group of gals that I met through a workshop. We decided to get together once a month and stamp. At Teresa’s workshop we learned to do embossing and created this birthday tag. The black, red, and gold combination is very sophisticated and elegant. We had a great time getting to know each other, learning, and stamping.

The matching card was created for Challenge #25 at Late Nite Stampers. The challenge this week was a great sketch by Mary Jo Price-Williams. Sharing in the responsibilities of the design team has been so much fun.

Hope you enjoy this set and take a little time this weekend to get in some stamping fun. My son and I plan to visit the pool and soak up a little sunshine.

Birthday Card & Tag

Birthday Tag:

Begin with a base of Real Red Textured cardstock 3″ x 4″. Next layer begins with 2 3/4″ x 3″ Brushed Gold, then 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ of Basic Black. Wrap the bottom with a 3 1/2″ piece of Real Red ribbon and stamp the sentiment with Versamark in the upper left corner. Emboss with gold embossing powder. On a scrap piece of Real Red and Brushed Gold, stamp the heart with versamark and again, emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim each with paper snips. Attach the Real Red heart to the Brushed Gold heart with dimensionals. Attach to the tag base. Finally, measure over 1″ and down 1/2″ on each top corner and cut connecting the dots. Attach large eyelet in center with black cord.

Birthday Card:

Begin by folding in half a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ base of Real Red textured cardstock. Next layer begins with a 3″ x 4 1/2″ Brushed Gold, and then a 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ Basic Black. The focal point is 2 7/16″ x 2 5/8″ in Brushed Gold stamped with the heart and embossed in gold. The corners are notched with the ticket corner punch. Attach to layered piece centered on the right side. Wrap the layered piece with Real Red ribbon and tie knot. The heart is stamped a second time in Versamark on a scrap piece of Real Red and embossed in gold. Trim with paper snips, and attach to Brushed Gold heart with dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark on a scrap piece of Basic Black and emboss in gold. Cut into strip, bend to form banner and attach across heart with small glue dots. The 5/16″ Jumbo brads were covered with Versamark and dipped in gold embossing powder and heated. They were spaced 1/2″ apart to the left of the heart. Finally, attach the finished layered piece to the card base with dimensionals.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Always, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Real Red textured, Brushed Gold, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Black Cord, gold embossing powder, Ticket Corner Punch, Jumbo brads, paper snips, Jumbo eyelets, dimensionals

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

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