Friday, July 09, 2010
For my aunt's birthday, I knew I wanted something very pretty and feminine. I wanted it to be a special card she could display on her desk at work, and enjoy for a while.
I started by coloring my Magnolia image using my Copic markers. For additional interest, I added Flower Soft to the sunflower and Glossy Accents to the shoes. I accented a few places using my Inksentials white gel pen. I set her aside to dry and went to work on the card.
My overall card is a 6x6. The paper is cut at 6" x 12". I scored at the 3" and 6" lines using my ScorPal. My pink background layer is cut at 5.75"x 5.75". I distressed the edges using my Making Memories edge distressor. My floral paper layer is cut at 5.5" x 5.5", and again I distressed the edges. I used my Glue Glider Pro to attach the papers, and then I sewed around the edges using brown thread (Gutterman). I went around the edge twice being sure to make it look uneven and vintage. I attached the completed piece to my card base.
Next I made the lace band. The background is pink floral paper with white cardstock overlay, then pink cardstock, and followed by the white cotton lace. I attached the completed piece to my card using foam tape squares.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and I stamped it using Versamark Ink then embossed it with pink embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment out using my Sizzix oval bookplate die. I chalked the edges with Colorbox chalks, and then cut a second die cut using the pink cardstock. I layered the bookplates together using foam squares. I added flowers from Prima and American Crafts accented with Martha Stewart pearls. The pink/lavender pearl is from Michaels.
My Magnolia was dry, so I cut her out using my Cutter Bee scissors, and added her to the card with foam tape.
For the inside, I cut another piece of pink cardstock and distressed it like the front. I used a smaller piece of floral pink card stock for the center, also distressed. The labels were cut using my StoryBook Cricut Cartridge (Real Size Dial set at 4" for the large and 2.5" for the small). I embossed the smaller one with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then used my Colorbox chalk inks over it and on the edges for dimension. On the larger one, I just inked the edges. The birthday cake was stamped on several scraps of cardstock using the Colorbox Chalk ink. I added Stickles for dimension to accent the details. I stamped the candles on white cardstock using the same inks, cut it out using my scalloped circle punch, and then colored my candle flames with my Copic markers. I then put Stickles on top for more candlelight sparkle. I cut out each section of the birthday cake from separate papers for layering.
For the accent bar to hold the easel part of the card, I cut a strip of white cardstock then embossed it using my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I set it aside, and cut a smaller piece of floral paper and distressed the edges. I cut another piece of pink cardstock, then covered it with a piece of satin ribbon using my ScorTape (it is so great for ribbons). I layered the pieces together using my Glue Glider Pro and my foam tape squares. I added the pearl strands using Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive.
I stamped the Birthday Wishes from my Papertrey Ink stamp set on a scrap piece of pink cardstock with my Versamark Ink and then embossed it with the pink embossing powder. I then freehand cut it out using my Cutter Bee Scissors. I layered the pieces on using foam tape and then added the three Michaels pearls.
On the back I had to add my boxer dog. It is an old Hero Arts stamp that I bought in the 80's (I think). I stamped it using my Colorbox chalk ink on white cardstock. I punched it out with my Creative Memories circle punch, then punched the larger circle with the pink cardstock. I chalked the edges then added them to my card.
My aunt LOVED this card. She was so happy with it. I was really pleased with how it turned out, and it is so very girly girl!
Products Used from Cutters Creek:
Circut Storybook Cartridge
Brown and Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft & Flower Soft Glue
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots A2 folder
Prism (Bazzill) White Cardstock
Memento Black Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Inksentials Gel White Pen
Cutter Bee Scissors
3M Foam Tape
Versamark Ink Pad
Glue Glider Pro
Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive
Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond
American Crafts Flowers
Making Memories Edge Distressor
Papertrey Ink Stamp Sets
Hero Arts Boxer Dog Stamp
Cardstock - Making Memories, TLC & Misc.
White Cotton Lace
Martha Stewart Pearls
Creative Memories Circle Punch
Offray Satin Ribbon