Happy Birthday to You

My last PTI Anniversary card. This time for the Crafter’s Alphabet Challenge

And oh boy was it a challenge! Here is my card:

Happy Birthday | by karen @ carefree creations

My name is Karen, and I’m a craftaholic; oh wait, wrong station…

My challenge was to use:
K – kraft paper
A – add a border
R – round the corners
E – emboss resist
N – new (and unused) product – for me, that was the Enclosed: Present die

The emboss resist, while I have used it a lot in the past, didn’t turn out quite as I imagined. Honestly it looks like I stamped the words on the bottom half of the paper in darker ink – but that is really Versamark & clear powder. Because it darkened so much, the sponging – which was supposed to be the second part of the resist – didn’t really work.

I still like the card, and since we were allowed to go with just the first 3 letters, I think the card still qualifies.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday to You
Stamps: Background Basics: Birthday, Faux Ribbon (PTI);
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI); Versamark (Tsukineko); Frayed Burlap Distress (Ranger);
Paper: Kraft, Hibiscus Burst, White Linen (PTI);
Other: Chocolate twine, Eyelet Lace border die, Enclosed: Present die (PTI); clear embossing powder (Filigree);