Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Birthday wishes circle card

Hi everyone!  After my last card, I had a couple embossing folders on my desk, so I inked up my Dotted Flowers for today's card.  I was at Michael's the other day and saw some adorable charms.  I am a sucker for pretty charms and had to buy them BUT I rarely use them.  So to make up for it, I used TWO on this card -lol!!
There are a couple ways to get ink onto your embossed cardstock.  My favorite way is to ink the folder itself.  This method presses the ink into the cardstock on the "sunken" parts of the design.  I like to use pigment ink as I think it spreads evenly on the folder (dye ink can be a bit blotchy or streaky).  I like the subtle effect of the light purple ink on this card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here is a close up pic of the embossing, tags and the cute little charms!
Card Deets:   
Spellbinders Dies: 
S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two Shapeabilities®; S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities® ; ES-011 Dotted Flowers double sided M-Bossibilities folder
Sentiment stamp: JustRite Papercrafts, Birthday Floral Vintage Birthday

Other Supplies: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow and Sour Grape cardstock; AMuse Studios Ink in Heather; 1/8" lavender silk ribbon; Silver metallic string; Charms
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  

NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


  1. This is beautiful Michelle. Love the embossing.

  2. I love this. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765606640042/

  3. You are still the queen of circle cards, Michelle :) Lovely as always.

  4. Hi Michelle, what a lovely card and using the ink in the embossing folder certainly gives a beautiful subtle colour.

  5. What a pretty card Michelle. I have yet to try inking a folder but I do love the look. Thanks for the tip to use pigment ink so when I try it it will come out pretty. Love the folder and the circle, lovely..oh and those cute charms, I love them too but wouldnt use them on a card because of mailing.

  6. You are the Mistress of the Round Card! Just gorgeous!

  7. Awesome idea (inking the embossing folder)...will have to try, love that you used two charms...

  8. Awesome idea (inking the embossing folder)...will have to try, love that you used two charms...