Sunday, September 6, 2015

Minty Happy Birthday

I actually slipped into the crafty room and stamped! I did! Here is one of the cards I made:

The colors are Mint and Gold, for the current Little Tangles challenge:

Also, the current Less is More challenge is to use Green & Gold.

I have very few Neat & Tangled stamps, but I do like this diamond  stamp. I stamped it in Delicata Gold, then half-heartedly (I thought) added clear embossing powder. I then dumped some WOW Green Shimmer Embossing Glitter over the piece, hoping to get it to stick to the areas I missed with the clear. Nope. Didn't happen. So I heat-embossed the gold. There are a few flecks of the green glitter here and there, but you really need to look for them.

Not to be defeated, I took out my Versamarker and colored in three of the shapes, then added the green glitter powder to those three spots. It stuck, even though it's not complete coverage. But it's minty green, so I'm okay with it.

To finish it off, I added a birthday sentiment stamped in Delicata Gold (love that stuff) onto a strip of Simon Says Stamp Mint card stock, and put it over the diamonds with foam tape.

I'm itching to add a third color, but I was good and I stopped. It's a challenge, right? :)

Oh, and I very loosely followed the current CAS(E) This Sketch! sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:  Vat of clear embossing powder (it's a pint, which is a vat compared to the 1/2 oz jars most of them come in), Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey Happy Birthday stamp set, WOW green shimmer embossing glitter, and the following:


  1. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your take on the sketch!

  2. So pretty! I love the mint and green together, no need for another color.

  3. Love it, Leslie!!! So fresh!!! Rockin' it, girl!!!

  4. Great card and I can see some of the green you added. Have a fun day.

  5. Mint and green are not two colors I would think to put together but they work. Kudos to you for sticking to just the two colors. I'm rebellious like you and would be itching to put in another color, just a touch. This is a nice card, btw.

  6. A beautiful and classy take on our green and gold combo and great to see a mint shade.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. i love that diamond stamp, too. and i really reallllllly love that shade of gold ep, so much so that my brain is trying to convince me that i actually do stamp enough to need it. which... no, i really don't... but i LOVE seeing it on your fab card!!! :)

  8. Loving your geometric design and the mint looks so fresh with the gold.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. You really can't go wrong with gold. :) A very classy card.

  10. This is a sweet card,
    We would be glad if you could link directly to your post rather than to your entire blog, otherwise it makes finding the correct post a little tricky!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. What an unusual stamp and you've made a really striking card with it - love it!
    Thank you for joining our colour challenge
    Less is More

  12. Love the pops of gold on the mint.


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