Birthday Card "Best Wishes" Emboss Resist Meets Ombre

Hi everyone and happy Saturday :)

I have another Birthday card to share with you :)

No patterned paper this time, but only white cardstock, inks, stamps (and a die cut)!

For the card base I used a large background stamp from Hero Arts and stamped it with Versamark ink onto white cardstock. After embossing it with IMAGINE Crafts Iridescent embossing powder, I have used Ink Blushers to pick up some Lilac Posies Memento and Teal Zeal Memento inks and created an ombré background. The clear (iridscent) embossed background acts like a resist and so the loops look like stamped/embossed in white. I just love this effect - even more with that pretty subtle shine of the embossing powder!

And because I really wanted this pretty background be the "star of the show", I only used a sentiment (from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) and stamped it with Lilac Posies Memento inks onto a die cut Bubbles Lable and mounted it onto the card with foam tape.

I tried to catch the lovely sparkle of the iridescent embossing powder in a picture, but it was really really difficult (because it is a very subtle shimmery shine)

BTW: I have a detailed step-by-step tutorial (incl. pictures) in the current Craft Stamper magazine where I show you how to create an ombré background like this (without the embossing resist). So if you find a copy of the January Craft Stamper somewhere in your craft store, you may want to pick it up (or just order it online ;-) ) and have a closer look on how to do it :-)

ETA: I have taken an additional picture in the evening - with bulb lights to catch the lovely shimmer! 
Please accept my apologies for the bad overall picture quality and that it is so blurry (I didn't have a tripod on hand) BUT at least you can see a little bit of the adorable shimmer and shine of the IMAGINE Crafts iridiscent embossing powder (especially in the upper half of the card), here in this blurry picture ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope to see you visiting my blog, again, soon!



  1. Really pretty, Sylvia. Love the ombre look!

  2. Really pretty, Sylvia. Love the ombre look!

  3. So beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Sylvia, this is gorgeous, love the glitz and ombre team up!

  5. Fabulous card Sylvia, I love your Ombre cards and this one with the embossed background looks just stunning! Wonderful coours too!

    Hope you had a great Christmas!! xoxo Astrid

  6. Sylvia this is so gorgeous, the colour of your ombre is stunning!

  7. Very pretty. Love the colors.

  8. So Pretty! Love the color combination :)

  9. OHHHHHHH! Look at that shine! Subtle but fabulous! LOOOOOOVE the ombre effect! Can't wait to see the step-by-step instructions!!! YOU ROCK, Sylvia!! <3


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Sylvia xx