Archives for October 22, 2009

Distressed Flower Card


I decided to try something a little different than my usual style this time around. I guess I have a hard time with the distressed look because I always want things to be perfect! I’m kidding, but the more clean look is definitely my strong suit.

The base here is textured rich razzleberry, layered with a piece of Chocolate Chip DSP in the striped pattern.

As for the main image, I took a piece of Pale Plum card stock and put it through the Crimper a few times, both the long way and then again the opposite way. This produced a quilted look and really softened up the paper.

Next, I stamped the flower from Embrace Life in white craft ink 3 times, following with White Embossing Powder and heat gun. To color in the flowers, I used Pale Plum ink and Aquapainter just to makethem stand out a little more. In the center of each flower, I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.

Before adhering the pale plum layer, I tore the edge and curled it up a bit with my Bone Folder. Then, I adhered it to the Chocolate Chip DSP and using the Cropadile, added 2 Basic 5/16″ Brads in brown. That was then attached to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.

Finally, I stamped the “fabulous friend” from Oval All in Pale Plum ink on Whisper White card stock, punched it out with the Large Oval Punch and layered it with a chocolate chip Scallop Oval Punch. In the center of the pale plum flower, I also added more Dazzling Diamonds and attached the whole thing to the card front with dimensionals.

Spooky Tree–Happy Halloween!

Spooky Tree

Spooky Tree

This is a Halloween card I made a few weeks ago when I was in my “glitter web” phase! The base is Basic Black card stock, layered with Halloween DSP (retired). I traced the spider web with my MS fine tip glue pen and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it. I love this look!

The tree is a rub on from Bright Delights Rub Ons. After I rubbed it onto the card, I traced over it with my White Gel Pen and then used my Pastel Chalks with the sponge applicator to rub a little Old Olive chalk onto it. It’s hard to see in the photo, but it gives it a subtle greenish glow.

Finally, I used the Modern Label Punch with Kiwi Kiss card stock and the Word Window Punch with the black DSP to create the sentiment, which I wrote with White Gel Pen. That is attached to the card using dimensionals.

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