Thursday, March 12, 2020

Aquamarine Birthday Card

     Aquamarine is the official birthstone for March, and the inspiration for this card, made for my Dad, and the Aquamarine Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog!

     The top layer was smooshed with Dylusion's Paints (Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal, and White Linen) onto white cardstock. The bottom was done with the same colors, but with (Black Marble) instead of (White Linen) to create depth.

     A Stamperia Stencil was used to create the chains with black gesso through it, also applied to the edges and Tim Holtz metal cogs/gears. Then it all got covered with Prima (Red) Rust Paste.

     I also used the Rust Paste on a recycled piece of black fruit netting, which looks so cool!

     The embossed cogs/gears were stamped with the Tick Tock Stamp from the Artistic Stamper onto black cardstock, and embossed with Emerald Creek (Chunky Rust) Baked Texture. At the last minute I remembered that I had these aquamarine jewels, which made all the difference.

     Finally, I embossed the sentiment with Emerald Creek Boho Blends (Wrought Iron) Embossing Powder.

     Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week! 

Challenges Entered:

Sketch Saturday ~ #599 ( I used #529)


  1. Fabulous MM male card Drea. I am sure your Dad will love it. Love the rust effect you got here. All round colourful piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Mix It Up this month.

  2. Great card for your Dad, and I love the rust/aquamarine color pairing! That rusty netting adds some great texture, and the gems fit right in with the gems in our inspiration photo, too! Thank you for joining in our Aquamarine challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

  3. What a fun card for your Dad. The gears make it very masculine. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.