Sunday 29 May 2016

Tone on tone on kraft

While I was playing in my craft room this weekend, I came up with this tone on tone birthday card.

I stamped the NBUS dogwood stamp (Hero Arts, Butterflies #3) in Crème brulee pigment ink (Studio Calico) and then heat-embossed the images in HA ultra fine clear embossing powder. To give the flowers a little more definition, I coloured the inner parts and the outline with a Derwent Coloursoft pencil in grey white. The sentiment (HA, It's your birthday) was heat embossed in SSS white ep. The butterfly (HA, Butterflies #3) was heat embossed onto a snippet of vellum and die cut using the matching die.

To finish off, I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die (SSS) and mounted it flat onto my card base (PTI, Soft stone).

ABNH - Tone on tone
SSS Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Embossing
ATCAS - 89 Petals
AAA Cards - Happy Birthday
Stamping Sensations - May Anything goes



  1. I didn't realize kraft could have such a soft feel! Great card!

  2. The way you have used the HA Dogwood stamp in the corners gives a totally different look to it Marianne and makes for a super CAS card.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Really pretty card. Love your stamping on the kraft cardstock. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  4. Lovely card, the tone on tone is so pretty

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  5. So beautiful, love the tone on tone, especially those gorgeous flowers in the corners!

  6. Beautiful effect on the kraft card and so pretty and serene. Love your take on petals for ATCAS and thanks for playing along in our birthday party challenge at AAA Cards too. Sarah

  7. beautiful card, love the soft look you got from the kraft cardstock, Thanks for joining in our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

  8. What a beautiful card, so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  9. WOW!!! Such a beautiful kraft card. So elegant and soft. Thank you for sharing your card at ATCAS!