Embossed Happy Birthday

Embossed Happy Birthday

Hello friends! Today's card was inspired by the Let's Squash It! Challenge #14 (stencil and emboss), Seize the Birthday Challenge #228 and since Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday blog challenge is Anything Goes, I thought I would share it over there as well.

Supplies used:



To make this card, I started by die cutting out a piece of smooth white cardstock with the largest rectangular die from the Gina K Master Layout 2 die set and then ink blending some Catherine Pooler Party Dress ink through The Crafter's Workshop's small Believe Script. Then I ran the paper through the Sizzix's Botanical embossing folder. After it came out, I decided to ink blend around the edges of the panel with more of the Party Dress and then even added some Holographic embossing powder around the edges. I was able to very lightly brush some of the higher levels of the embossed paper with some Flirty Fuchsia ink as well.

Next I turned to the to the flower. The flower comes in three parts (two layers for the flower, and 1 layer for the stem). After die cutting, I colored the stem with a green Zig Marker and the two layers of flowers with a mix of Catherine Pooler Coral Cabana ink and Liquid Stardust and some yellow Zig Marker with more of the Liquid Startdust in the center of the flower. After the layers dried, I then glued all three layers together and then glued them to the embossed panel.

Finally, I used the Happy Birthday die to cut out three pieces of paper: two layers of scrap cardstock and one layer of purple foil paper. I glued all of the layers together  and then glued them onto the embossed panel.

To finish the card, I added some pink and white sequins from Catherine Pooler's Scranton sequin mix over the panel and then attached the panel to a white A2-sized card base with foam tape. Finally, I splattered some gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set.

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a beautiful effect with the soft stenciled script, Anna! Love it with the botanical ef!!

  2. This is lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Let's Squash It! Jo x

  3. his is such a pretty card, Anna! I love the pink embossed background too! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Very pretty - love the folder use with the coloring. Thanks for joining in at STB


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