While my elements for the layout were cutting I altered the colors of the circle on my layout. I spread a few of the distress inks onto may mat and spritzed them with water then ran my circle through it a couple of times until I was happy with the coverage. The paper is the same paper as the photo mats. I do not know the color or where it is from as it's from my mom's stash.
The second thing I altered was the "happy birthday". I cut this out of chipboard from the back of a paper pad. I used embossing ink and then embossing powder to make them the bright orange.
My oldest has a birthday this month I thought this would be perfect for his pictures. As I was writing this post I decided to check out the pre-made envelopes I have and added one behind the two smaller picture photo mats.
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Counterfeit Kit Challenge - November
7 - 12 x 12 layouts
4 - 8 1/2 x 11 layouts
1 - Altered project
1 - Mini Album ( have to wait to see it on the blog hop, November 24th)
Cardstock: The Paper Company - Color Connect Diamonds White; Added to Kit: DCWV - olive green, blue and silver glitter paper; Stampin' Up - Vellum; Unknown scraps of pattern paper and tan for photo mats ( this is the same paper used for the challenge - circle on my layout; Chipboard - back of a package of 12x12 paper
Ink: Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, Peeled paint, rusty hinge, dried marigold, broken china; Martha Stewart - stem green and leaf bud; Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Tangerine Tango
Cricut Cartridges: Martha Stewart Elegant, Martha Stewart All Occasions, George and Paper Lace II
Printables Tickets - Uprintables.blogspot.com; Labels - Free print and cut from Happy-ness blog
Punch: Fiskars 1/8: circle punch; Stampin' Up - mini punch set.
Misc.: Adhesive, pop up dots, liquid adhesive, zots, toothpicks and leaf branch tape, mini envelope, Pre-made bird from the Bird and bloom die,