Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Kevin!


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Hi, Friends......

I am here to share an autumn birthday card that I made especially for our pastor, Kevin Davis.  Our family happens to be quite fond of this young man.   He is a gifted preacher, a serious student of the Bible, and a man who seeks Jesus with his whole heart.  We are so blessed that he is our pastor and our friend!  

He also happens to love autumn it wasn't difficult to know what to use for his card!

Here I used my double embossing technique for the background....first dry embossing with my Darice - Fall Leaf Background, then brayering Versamark ink over the textured piece, and finally heat embossing over the Versamark with gold powder.
TIP:  I love the extra texture of this coarser embossing powder for my double embossing, esp when I am making a masculine card.  It's not always the best for embossing sentiments or images (I have finer, smoother powders I use for those), but the rougher result is perfect for these backgrounds!!!  If you have some like this that you have considered tossing out because you don't like the results with stamps, try it with dry embossing!
I brayered and heat embossed this particular background two times to get a good build up of gilding on the leaves.  

Other supplies used:
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Verve - Scripture Medley 3 stamp set
Versafine Ink in Vintage Sepia
Autumn leaf from Dollar Store
Scraps of cardstock from my stash

Hope you enjoyed this card.  I am entering it into several of the Winnie & Walter WCMD challenges.  There is still time for you to join in, too!!!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - WCMD Background Building with Shay Challenge 

2. Winnie & Walter - WCMD Pick 'n' Mix with Taheerah Challenge (I chose colours: gold with poppy, mustard, and green, technique: heat embossing, trend: gold, theme: masculine.)
3. The Male Room Challenge #45 - Leaves and/or Trees


  1. very nice card!
    so colorful!

  2. This is amazing. I love the bold, rich colours and the beautiful gold shimmer. Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

  3. WOW what a stunning card - fabulous colours :-)

  4. Gorgeous male card :-)) Such a fantastic background you made.
    Thank you for joining us at Male Room.
    Hugs, Andreja

  5. I'm sure he will love this card, it's so bright and cheerful, full of beautiful colour. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.


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