This is the card I sent to my dad for his recent 80th birthday!
The background is the stamp Hardwood (my new favorite) stamped onto my Early Espresso card base in Versamark, then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. The lanterns are from the Happy Congratulations stamp set currently found in the Spring Occasions catalog, but retiring on June 1. I stamped the full image onto my embossed background using Versamark, then heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then stamped the individual lantern image on various colors of card stock using versamark, then heat embossed again using white embossing powder. I then punched them out using my 1" circle punch and layered them on top of the full image using Dimensionals. I am sorry to see Happy Congratulations retire. These colorful lanterns makes it look like a party is about to happen, and they always make me smile!
Stamp Sets: Hardwood, Happy Congratulations, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, heat tool, clear and white embossing powders, 1" circle punch, Dimensionals