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Metallic Happy Birthday

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Hello Everyone.  Greta here with my favorite stencil technique–embossing paste with embossing powder. The numbers stencil is a great choice for many occasions & can be used for masculine or feminine cards. Now’s the time to pick one up for only $4 in the Sale section of our store.  Metallics are hot right now & it’s fun to combine them.  Here I used gold & silver by sprinkling first one powder & then the other on the wet embossing paste.  Next I used my heat gun–never tire of seeing that magical transformation!  I’ll be sending this to a male family member, so kept things simple & mounted the numbers panel to black cardstock.

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Another great sale item is the Happy Birthday Scroll stamp set. It has a beautiful swirly frame image, but the font of the sentiments is perfect for a guy.  Happy Birthday is black embossed, matted with black cardstock & mounted with foam tape.  I added some little rectangle gem stickers that still keep the card masculine.  You could also use shaped enamel dots, wrap the sentiment strip with black twine or just leave it plain. Hope to see your projects using stencils in our gallery.  The prize is a $25 gift certificate to the store, but you can use GRETA15 now to get 15% off a minimum $25 order. Thanks for joining me today.


Heavyweight white cardstock
Black cardstock or note card
Numbers Background stencil
White embossing paste
Embossing powder: gold & silver
Happy Birthday Scroll
Black pigment ink
Black embellishments–shaped enamel dots would be great (my gems are retired)
Mounting tape

Author: ggnurse

Retired nurse who loves to make cards living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my hubby & Standard Schnauzer puppy dog.

One thought on “Metallic Happy Birthday

  1. Wow gorgeous effects!! I must give this technique a try!!!

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