Make A Wish | Crackling Campfire Distress

I made this card as a birthday card for my husband. However, if I could make a wish today it would be that we could all love one another and with open hearts and open minds. If you could make a wish today what would it be?

Hey friends! I'm back with a new card to share with you.  For this card I've paired Crackling Campfire with the other newest Distress Color addition Speckled Egg to create this Make A Wish Birthday Card. 
Crackling Campfire has easily become one of my new favorite Distress Colors. It is SO perfect for Fall and Halloween makes! It was also perfect to use for creating this birthday card for my husband whose birthday was earlier this month.

Make A Wish Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire and Speckled Egg Distress

For the background, I began with a piece of watercolor paper that I spritzed and sprayed with Speckled Egg Distress Spray and a bit of water using my Distress Sprayer. Once it was dry, I placed the Script Stencil on the upper left corner and inked over it with embossing ink. I used a finger dauber to apply the ink. I then sprinkled it with Crackling Campfire Distress Glaze and heat embossed it. I then repeated this process on the lower right side of the card.

Once the embossing was completed, I inked the edges with my old stand by Vintage Photo.  I then added a bit of machine stitching and roughed up the edges.

The leaf was die cut from watercolor paper using the Skeleton Leaves Thinlits Die. When die cutting delicate dies like this, I highly recommend using the Chrome Precision Plate for a clean cut every time.
To ink such a delicate die cut, I flip the paper over and place Purple Tape over the backside to hold it in place.

I then flip it over and ink away. Here I used Crackling Campfire Distress Ink.

To add a little interest, I smooshed the ink pad onto my craft mat, spritzed it very lightly with my Distress Sprayer and then dabbed the die cut into the ink. I then dried it with my heat gun. I seriously love the interest this adds to the inked paper.

To adhere the die cut to the card, I used Distress Collage Medium along the stem part. This left the leaves free to curve slightly and added some nice dimension. For a touch of interest, I added some zigzag machine stitching along the stem.

The final touch was the addition of the Make A Wish Quote Chip. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added a couple of Hardware Heads to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Make A Wish Birthday Card featuring Crackling Campfire Distress.


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1 comment

  1. Absolutely lovely. This new TH colour is a serious winner in my books.

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