This is the second post for the day. This is another Birthday Card for the CASology challenge this week. This is my second try at the Faux Tile technique from Clean and Simple 4 (Online Card Classes). If you want detailed steps, see my post below. Essentially, I created another faux tile, but this time at the end, after adding the layers of clear EP, you reheat certain sections and sprinkle on gold EP and heat again. It almost creates a splatter effect - it is quite beautiful in real life, but I found it hard to photograph. I created the background panel awhile ago and while I was pleased with the way it turned out, I just couldn't figure out what to use it for and as a result it has been sitting on my craft table for yonks. I used white embossing paste mixed with transparent glitter and then sponged it with distress inks when it had dried. It is lovely and sparkly. I thought the bold black and white birthday sentiment balanced everything out nicely.
It is hard to see the gold flecks, but here is a close-up to give you a better look:
They are quite shimmery in real life. All in all, I am pleased with my endeavours. Now it is time to get to work!
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