Monday, 17 January 2011

Happy Birthday

Good evening to one and all.

A card for the Totally Papercraft Challenge #49 - Happy Birthday.

I went for nice bright colours as I am still in a Spring Time mood.

The butterfly and the two different flowers stamps are of my own design that I had made for me.

The base card is A5 in size, bright yellow, leather textured finish. I edged it with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink. The back ground layer started off as white card which I coloured with various colours of Distress ink. The ink was splodged onto a non-stick mat and were sprayed with water. The card was dunked into this until I was happy with the pattern. Once dried it was trimmed to size and from the offcuts a strip was cut for the bottom of the card.

A cream coloured aperature card was used as the basis for the main image. Inside the aperture is a pale yellow vellum stamped with the solid flower which was embossed in gold. The front was stamped with the other flower stamp, embossed in gold and coloured with Sakura pens in yellow and orange. Two ribbons were wrapped around the bottom of the card and secured with tape. The bows were made seperately and secured with Pinflair glue.

The butterfly, which look quite blue in this photo, was stamped on Fusable Film using Stazon ink. As with all fusable film the colour changes depending on the light. It other lights is looks pinker.There are two layers stuck together  along the body with silicone glue and the top one is glittered. The top layer is bent upwards to give dimension

The Happy Birthday sentiment was a free stamp from one of the crafting magazines. This was stamped and embossed as before and then cut out with a Nestability. A backing in a gold textured card was also cut and the two bonded together.

Everything was assembled with double sided tape except for the sentiment which was mounted with foam pads for depth.

Challenge Link: Totally Papercrafts Challenge #49

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shirl, thats gorgeous and it makes you feel maybe Spring might be on its way, its a beautiful card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx


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