I rarely make a card with a cardbase of anything other than white, ivory or kraft, but today's card is an exception.
I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I misted it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls (in the pearl color) and water. Of course, you can't see that at all in the picture. Trust me - it's very shimmery in real life! I embossed it with a Spellbinders Butterfly Impressability. I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink (from Stampin' Up!) on the edges and matted it on a cardbase of Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment frame is cut with a Sizzix die. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set. I got that set for Christmas, and I sure have used it a lot! I LOVE all the different "Happy Birthday" fonts. I added some gold brads to the hearts (the die cut includes the holes) and mounted the frame on Pop Dots. Before I added the frame, though, I added a thin strip of cardstock.
EDITED TO ADD: I've had a couple questions about how I emboss. I don't have any "secrets," but this is what I do. I have a BIGkick that I do my embossing on. I use a piece of rubber from Home Depot called "plumber's gasket" for my embossing. I also have the rubber mat from Sizzix, but I find the plumber's gasket embosses a bit deeper. I sometimes mist my paper before using texture plates, to get deeper embossing.
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