Happy Birthday To You

I think we’re all ready for a break from Holiday crafting. How about something bright & cheerful?  Are you new to the art of mixed media?  Love the look but not so sure how to get there?  Well today’s project is a great way for you to get your feet wet.  I’d like to thank both Want To Scrap and Nina Bracket for sharing today’s inspiration piece.


Nina first created the colorful background with the emboss resist technique using several Penny Black stamps and Distress inks.

She covered Want2Scrap®’s Vintage Fancy Frames – Chipboard Embellishments with DecoArt Gesso then stamped it with Donna Salazar‘s text stamp and Clearsnap brown ink. The sentiment was created using SRM Stickers that were then accented with Mother of Pearl Rhinestones.  How perfect are the  Swirls Finesse – LeCreme Pearls on the side.


Above is a close up of the beautifully intricate frame by Want 2 Scrap.  The tulips are from Penny Black’s Blooming Garden.  Nina dotted the petals with DecoArt Acrylic white paint & colored the flowers with Copic markers. She tied twine before adhering the frame with foam squares to the card front.

My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things & most important to have fun!

Thanks for the visit & I hope you have a very creative day.



Donna Salazar Stamp     Penny Black Stamp


want2scrap chipboard 

From Your Stash:

  • Foam Squares
  • Brown Ink
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Pearl Rhinestones
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Copic Markers

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To You

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