Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summery Birthday Celebration

This card was made using my new DesignBlock from Hero Arts - Poinsettas and Birds. I bought it because I knew it would look pretty as both a Christmas design and any other time of the year! I have used it on 3 cards already. Yeah! If you didn't know those were supposed to be Poinsetta's would you think this was a Christmas Stamp?

  1. Stamp the DesignBlock on white cardstock using Versamark Watermark Ink.
  2. Using Pearlescent chalk and Oil Pastels apply colors to flowers, leaves, birds. (Use a q-tip, eyeshadow applicator, or the little fluff balls to rub the colors onto the versamark)
  3. After you are done chalking the picture. Ink the whole picture with Versamark and heat emboss with clear powder. I did this 4 times to give it a beautiful soft glossy coat.


  • Versmark Watermark Ink
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
  • Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalk
  • Artists Oil Pastel Essentials
  • Hero Arts DesignBlock Poinsettas & Birds
  • Ribbon FX - Michaels
  • Crystal Stickers - Pearls
  • Hero Arts Clear Design - Birthday Messages


  1. This is lovely and I never would have guessed it was a poinsettia. What is really coinsidental is that I am working on a poinsettia card that is the same pattern as your book. All great minds I guess. I bet you get tons of posts on your book.

  2. It's such a beautiful technique! I'll have to purchase some of these products before I can attempt it!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. I like how you stamped "a day to celebrate" on the curve!

  4. Such a beautiful card - lovely technique - and summer is the right word here!


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