The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mr Cardmaker is a Blender ( Opposed to a Toaster?)

So, in the struggle to keep the birthday card stash populated, I made a couple of cards using ink blending and emboss resist techniques.
I have this lovely older stamp set from Unity, and I'm not sure what its name is, but it's really adorable, and I was happy to get an excuse to use it.

I made these--

I love all my Distress Inks, and the fact that there are so many shades of just about every color out there makes me super happy. They went just beautifully over my white embossed cupcakes.
Lets just say I used ALL the inks in both the yellow and pink color families, because I am just too lazy to type out all of those names.

I did sneak in a Stampin' Up sentiment with the "happy birthday", because the font really paired well with the Baby cakes sentiment from the cupcake stamp set.
I got in and added lots of dots with my white gel pen, and added a handful of tiny pearls to push that idea along.

These were fun and easy, and great stash builders. I love them!

The yellow one went to a distant friend. I am trying really hard to work the whole #imbringingbirthdaysback thing. It seems to be more of a birthdays/hello thing for me (mostly because I have a huge glut of hello cards), but I really like being prompted to have the motivation to actually SEND some of the cards I make.
If I have your mailing address, you should probably expect something from me at some point; especially if I have your birthday handy. It all takes time...

Thanks so much for dropping by!
All Best-


  1. Love your eye-catching colors!! The blending is seamless! Love them all!

  2. "The blending is seamless!"...Indeed! I love both of these!:)

  3. I prefer the blender over the toaster, Ha! Richard your ink blending is so fabulous. Anyone would be so lucky to receive a gorgeous birthday card like one of these!

  4. Beautiful! I've never gotten into those techniques but surely appreciate it when others do : )

  5. These are all amazing Richard! I love the colors you used for your blending and the cupcakes are super cute! I prefer to blend than toast any day ;)

  6. Beautiful cards. Your blending is wonderful too!

  7. Ooo I love emboss resist! I really need to do it more! LOL These are gorgeous Richard!! Yep, working on that birthday goal as well!!

  8. Love the cupcakes - and the colors! "Baby cakes" makes me want to re-read all nine Tales of the City books NOW.

  9. Colorful cards! I LOVE the sentiment!
    Take care!


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