Sunday, February 26, 2012

A lovely lavender birthday

Howdy! this morning I'm posting to share a birthday card that I made in the wee hours of the morning yesterday.
the card came out very lovely, but after i took the pictures of it, and uploaded them to my computer, I noticed that I forgot to adorn the center of the flower with anything. So, today I put a gem in the center and took new pics. The card looks more complete now! I'm very happy with how it turned out, and I know the recipient of this card will love it, too!

Here is a sneak peak, read more below the link to see the full card! :)

So, did that sneak peak intruige you? It must have if you're reading this!

So, here are all the supplies I used to make this card. the adhesives and the gem isn't shown in the pic...

that is a LOT of supplies for one card, lol. but when you wanna create, sometimes you gotta put your all into it.
So, on this list is:
  • Sizzix Big Kick
  • Cricut paper trimmer
  • Stampin' Up! En Francias wood mount rubber background stamp
  • Stampin' Up! Hostess Stamp set, Happiest Birthday Wishes (stamp is from case 2 of this 2 case set)
  • Stampin' Up! Top Note die
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die
  • Martha Stewart Floral Vine border punch
  • Versamark embossing ink pad (I have the big and embossy shown, but that isn't what I went with after sitting down to start the card)
  • handmade embossing buddy
  • Zig white embossing powder
  • Miss Elizabeth's "Outre" DSP
  • Purple bazzill cardstock
  • Blue textured cardstock
  • Brown textured cardstock
  • White textured cardstock (for card layer)
  • Georgia pacific plain white 110 lb cardstock (for border punched birthday sentiment)
  • Stampin' Up! Classic Lavender Lace inkpad
  • MY Homemade glimmer mist in colors of silver and purple
  • Adhesive: Glue glider pro gun and perma-tac adhesive, glossy accents, zots
  • Prima sheer ribbon
  • Stamp-a-majig (not shown, I forgot to grab it when gathering supplies)

and here is the card

my first step was cutting all the CS and DSP to the right size. then I ran my blue and white cs through the big kick with the top note die (one sheet at a time, for a better dotted impression). I then inked my En Francias stamp with versamark (holding the stamp upside down and kissing it with the versamark, doing it this way instead of tapping the stamp on the ink pad on the table, gets a better coat). I I turned the blue top note CS sideways on scrap paper and stamped the image straight with the stamp. this way, even though the top note shape is turned sideways, the image is stamped straight. I used white zig embossing powder and then heat embossed that. It's very shiny and has a nice raised feel to it!
I added the ribbon and tied a bow, securing the back of the ribbon to the backside of the top note shape.

next I border punched the white CS (non-textured) and then stamped the sentiment on the clear sheet of the stamp-a-majig and made sure it was where i needed it on the border punched CS and then stamped the image in the lavender lace ink. I adhered the top note shape to the card base and then attached the sentiment strip to the top note. I added 2 small zots to the center of the bow making sure to hold it down on the cs.

I ran small pieces of white, purple and blue cs through the big kick with the tattered floral die. I only used these 3 flower shapes instead of all of them because I didn't want a real thick flower. I spritzed them with my home made glimmer mist (silver and purple) and then quickly shaped them while they were wet. I used zots to hold the layers together.

I am quite pleased with how the card came out. it did take me a couple of hours to do this card because I kept getting side tracked, as always. LOL

here is the card on it's back so you can see the dimension it has.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, be sure to spread the word. :) and I always love comments, too! :)

Keep on Scrappin', and please, be kind to one another!
~Melisa Marie

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