Thursday, March 3, 2016

Forever Friends

Hello and welcome to Studio 5380.
Thanks for stopping in for a visit today!

I've got a fun card to share with you today. I made a huge mess while working on the background for this card, but I had a lot of fun while making that mess! I actually tossed my first attempt and wasn't sure about the second attempt, but decided to go with it. After putting everything together, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out....

I started with the Blueprints 13 Die Set from My Favorite things to create my cardbase and tag.

Then things got messy.  No pictures of the mess because I wanted to get things cleaned up quickly before the embossing paste dried on everything. But, here are the tools I used...

First, I spritzed on a bit of Dylusions Ink Spray in Black Marble. While that dried, I mixed some embossing paste with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. After achieving the color I wanted, I used the My Favorite Things stencil, Snowfall, to add the embossing paste.

You can really see the texture in this photo...

I used a couple of stamp sets from My Favorite Things to embellish my tag. The shamrocks are from the "Lucky" stamp set and the sentiment is from "Label Maker Love".  A bit of twine and a few sequins finished off the front of my card.

The inside of my card is finished simply with another sentiment and the tiny 4 leaf cloves from the MFT stamps "Lucky" stamp set.

 I"ll be linking up my card with a couple of challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments!


  1. This is so COOl Tanya! LOVE the techniques you used - I had tried my hand at something too - didn't like it and tossed it only to remake again - I'll post it soon - But I just LOVE the texture & Design of your card - you're Welcome to mail it to ME!!! I'd be happy to display this lovely on my Wall! HUGS!


  2. Tanya, I love this too. Perfect green too. Love the dimension on the green "snow". Makes a beautiful background. Super friend card and I love it.

  3. This is so super adorable Tanya!!!
    LOVE the fun textured background!
    Have a GREAT Friday and weekend my friend!

  4. Beautiful! Love that background and choice of stencil. TFS

  5. such a great card, and I love the use of the embossing paste!!

  6. I love this! The background is so fun! This would make a great entry over at the Emerald Creek Dares challenge! :)

  7. I love the fun background! Super cool and creative!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. Oh WOW!! I so love this card Tanya!! Loving how you did the bg! And the colors are just wonderful!!!! :)

  9. Oh wow, what a fun background! Super fun Tanya! I love the texture and the color combo is perfect!!
    Sherrie K

  10. Such a super fun background!! I don't have any embossing paste but think I'll need to look for some! Your shamrocks are adorable too!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. this is a fabulous texture filled card :) thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

  12. Tanya ~ OMG I LOVE your background!! Seriously! Before reading or seeing how you did this I fell in LOVE! I have to try this and the mess was TOTALLY worth it! Eek I have to borrow this!

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the texture and the awesome shamrocks!! It's so fabulous my friend!! I apologize for the delay in commenting...sometimes your new posts don't show up on my blog feed :( Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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