The toppings option this time is Spring, which is a long way off here in Australia, although it's my favourite time of year!
If flowers aren't your thing, then you can always play along with the anything goes birthday option.
A colleague at work asked me to make a card for her Mum who was turning 80 and said she loved flowers and the colours pink and purple.
I laid down some distress oxides in pink and purple on a craft mat, spritzed with water and patted some watercolour paper into the puddles. I dried that off with a heat gun, then sprayed the paper with some glimmer mist. Love the splotchy look!
The large and small flowers were punched out, the black stamens and leaves were diecut.
I diecut the numbers, inked them with versamark and heat embossed with black sparkle powder.
The textured background is from a Simon Says Stamp embossing plate. I would have liked the texture to be a bit more prominent, but couldn't get it anything better with my cuttlebug or big shot plus.
I'll have to keep experimenting with the sandwich!
Here's a close up that shows the shimmer.
I'm linking up to these challenges:
has a tic tac toe challenge and you must use at least one stamp that is more than a year old. I've used a sentiment stamp from Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers set, which dates from 2016.
My row is sparkle, leaves and heat embossing.
Punches: Stampin Up Pansy punch and EK success small flower.
Dies: Memory Box cherry blossom and Parker numbers; Elizabeth Craft curvy leaves; Spellbinders Circles;
Other: Simon Says Stamp Cora embossing plate; distress oxide inks; versafine ink, clear ep; black sparkle ep. Dazzling diamonds glimmer mist.
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment.
Thanks for visiting,