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Thursday, September 19, 2013


Hey there, the Taylored Expressions 5th Birthday Bash is continuing this week with a new Share Joy Campaign, benefiting the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, Prodigal's Home of Phoenix and Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines.  These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year.  One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards!

This week, TE will help you to create with a different Birthday Inspiration Challenge each day.  These charities need birthday cards of all kinds:  child, adult and send in your funny, sweet, pretty or elegant works of art, and know that you will be brightening someone's day in a way only a handmade card can do.  For details on how to participate, please hop over to the Taylored Expressions Blog.

Today's challenge hostess is Charmaine and she wants us to do a Dry Emboss Brayering Technique.  It sounds way harder than it really is...especially since she created this awesome video to make it easy peasy for us! 

In addition to the Dry Emboss Brayering technique, I also wanted to use the Ombre Technique (to have a gradient of color...light to dark), and the Chalkboard Technique on the sentiment panel completes the card.  There are several Design Team members and alumni who have samples to share for today's inspiration...head on over to Taylor's blog for the complete list.

Thanks for stopping by! 

STAMPS:  TE Big Bold Birthday
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White (aka Bazzill Coconut Swirl Smoothies); Bazzill Raven Monochromatic 
INK:  Memento (Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk); VersaMagic Cloud White
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; TE Taylored Dies (Label Stacklets 6); TE Party Banner Cutting Plate; brayer; Stamp-a-ma-jig; KaiserCraft Silver rhinestone (colored with R39); Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Dry Emboss Brayering; Ombre; Chalkboard
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")


Cassie said...

Awesome, Tammie! I love how this turned out :D

Lori Craig said...

Adorbs, Tammie! Love that eat cake graphic! Hugs!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful card!

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