Embossed Birthday card

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in to share a birthday card I sent to our grandaughter yesterday. She is 22 and graduating from college next month! I have a fun technique to share today called Dry Emboss Resist.

Here is what you will need to make this card:
craft sheet, clear embossing powder, VersaMark stamp pad, heat gun, Copic markers,
Copic colorless blender, paper towel, airbrush, embossing folder, copic paper.

Lets get started:
Emboss design on white paper, now rub the VersaMark pad across image on the raised 
areas only.  Don't press to hard.  Now add the embossing powder on the whole image, heat it  
will look shiney when its done.  let cool then add color with airbrush to any area you wish. Now
take colorless blender applied to a paper towel and rub those highlighted areas only until you
achieve the look you want. You can go back in and add color if you've rubber too much away.
You're done!  Very easy technique. It can be used with any alcohol based inks. 

Here's my finished piece!

Other supplies I used on this card:
brads: Eyelet outlet, Hobby Lobby
pearls: Kaisercraft
candy dots: Doodlebug, CN crafts
Mushroom die: Cheery Lyn
gold embossing powder: Stampendous
Spellbinders 3D embossiblities folder: Delightful Daisies

Copics used:
flowers: Y15, Y17, R43, YG21
butterfly: BV11
background: YG23

Seize the Birthday challenge- Anything Goes w/option White on White
Moving Along With The Times Challenge - a card containing the word Happy
Crafty Girls challenge #16- Anything Goes
Delightful challenge #20- Bloomin Lovely
Sentimental Sundays challenge #202- Embossing wet or dry
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #31- Use pastel colors
A Creative Romance challenge - Eggscellent Spring
Cut It Up challenge #43- Birthday card add a die cut

Happy a blessed Easter


  1. Barb, I love your card and you have featured one of my favorite techniques for the Copic Airbrush.. So Fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
    Nancy, DT

  2. Beautiful card, I like your technique. Thanks for sharing with us this week at HIMCR.
    Sue, HICMR DT

  3. Wonderful card really showcasing this fab technique!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  4. What a pretty garden scene. Looks like fun to make!

    Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!

  5. Lovely Design, perfect for our challenge this week over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you so much for joining us it is much appreciated, I do I hope you will join in with us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck in the draw for this week...have a great week,
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  6. Fabulous card hun love it and thanks so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  7. I'm sure that your grand daughter will love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. So pretty! Great technique and lovely colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. This is just fab - great technique and wonderful colouring - I'm sure your granddauhter will love it - its just so pretty. thank you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  10. Beautiful card. Great technique with gorgeous and vibrant colours.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  11. Great technique, might have to give that tutorial a go! Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  12. What a great card, and such a fun technique. I'm going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Loving your mixed media feel and all the soft colors! Thanks for playing with us at CIU!