Both cards use the Sizzix Embossing Folder Bricked which comes as a pair with a Woodgrain one.
I layed the folder out flat and inked the inside of the front of it using Memento London Fog ink, and then spritzed it a little before laying a snippet of white card over it and pressing firmly before lifting it away. I used a Sue Wilson large Happy Birthday and die cut this inked piece of card using the Stick It adhesive. As this is quite expensive I economised by just backing the area where the sentiment would be cut out. I matted the negative shape with a snippet of black card and then adhered this to a piece of silver mirri card on the left hand one, and on the one on the right I left the inked layer larger so only matted on to black.
The left hand card I continued by cutting another sentiment from a snippet of white card again backed with Stick It adhesive, and this was stuck to the underside of the original sentiment cut from the inked piece, and then I placed this back into the negative space and the extra layer makes it stand out better. I decided that the sentiment edges were a little difficult to see on this one so when cutting the under layer for the right hand card I used a snippet of black card instead, and I think when comparing the two the black card makes the letters stand out better.
I finished the left hand card with three enamel dots, and the right hand one with some Xcut Nesting Stars.
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 224 where we use up our snippets.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday (they are 7 years old).