One of my co-workers from years ago sent me a Christmas card last year letting me know they had moved back to Oregon.
When I put her new address in my book, I saw that her birthday is coming up. Good reason to make a card! I'd been trying to come up with something for A Blog Named Hero (rainbow) & SSS Flickr #41 (anything goes). Kept thinking about The Hero Arts Bold Pop Designs & thought the cute little bird would be great for a rainbow design--plus I've never used it! I stamped the die cuts with Memento Grape Jelly, Cottage Ivy, Nautical Blue, Love Letter & Dandelion using my Mini MISTI to get darker inking--love it! Took awhile to figure out what to do with the birds, but finally decided to use the SSS Ring Frame. Hero Arts Envelope Pattern was stamped in matching inks for each bird. The sentiment is an old one I've never used from HA Happiness Messages. It was heat embossed and then covered with Versamark & clear embossed a couple times to make a tile.
The birds & plain circles are brushed with WOS & tiny gems are used for the birds eyes. Echo Park's Random Dots embossing folder was used on the card front, but might have been better left plain. My friend will probably get a kick out of it anyway. I'm also entering the embossing challenge at a2z Scrapbooking. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.