Happy Birthday

LeNae Gerig

Happy Birthday
By LeNae Gerig

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Designer’s Tip: Use very little water when blending watercolor pencils so the embossed image is not distorted.



  1. Emboss white cardstock with dandelion image and trim to 4”x5 3/4”. Use 156 aqua watercolor pencil on the dandelion head and darken some areas with 151 dark blue pencil. Use 168 green and 104 chartreuse to color the stem and leaves. Use the watercolor paintbrush to lightly apply water to pencil areas. Let dry.
  2. Use VersaMark™ to stamp “Happy Birthday” as shown. Dust with Gold Embossing Powder, tap off the excess and heat set. Place Gold Tiny Words & Phrases “WISH” Dazzles™ to the dandelion head as shown. Place tiny gold stars and tiny Teal Jewel Dazzles™ among the dandelion seeds.
  3. Ink cardstock edges and mat with 8”x8” Princess Cardstock lime, leaving 1/8” border. Place Teal Jewel Dazzles™ at the top left and bottom right corners. Use Gypsy Jewel 1/4” wide teal metallic ribbon to make a bow and Zot( to the dandelion stem.
  4. Card front: Place the card fold on the left side. Glue Rosemary & Thyme teal tile paper across the card center. Cover the remaining top and bottom with aqua dots paper. Place Teal Jewel Border Dazzles™ along the edge of the aqua dot paper. Glue the matted dandelion image to the card front centered.