Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mandy's Birthday Card

Hello there Peeps

I hope it has been a lovely day today wherever in the country you are. It has certainly been a lovely day here in the Brecon Beacons, though not as warm as it was on the weekend.  I even spent a happy few hours in my Craft Room, with my feet up under the desk.  Those Really Useful Boxes certainly do live up to their name!!  LOL!!

I thought I might show you the card which I made for my Buddy Mandy, whose birthday it was on Sunday and who visited me yesterday.  I have her permission to show you her card, though I wanted to make sure she had recieved it before I showed you, in case she saw it on here.

I made this card using the technique which we followed for the Grungy Monday last week.  A technique which I really liked and which will no doubt appear on some more projects in the future.  If you click HERE you will be whisked by Broomstick to my post which links you to the video by Sir Tim Holtz himself where he shows you how it is done. 

Here is what I did to make this card.  First I cut out with my Tattered Florals a set of stamps using funky foam.

I then swooshed some Claudine Hellmuth medium onto my craft sheet and run the stamps through the medium, (after putting them on a block first of course!)  Then I stamped the foam stamps coated with medium onto a piece of patterned K & Co paper and left the medium to dry whilst I cleaned the medium off my stamps and craft mat before it dried on there.  Don't want that now do we? (I only used three flowers, not the diddy one!)
Once the medium had dried on the paper I started to apply DIs to the paper. 
Once I was happy with the colour I splashed some  droplets of water on the paper and left that to dry.    Once dry I took a cloth and rubbed any excess ink off the resist on the paper.  Then I put a mask on the piece of paper and with the Perfict Pearls mist I sprayed to give the card another layer which shines lovely in the changing light. 

I took another piece of plain paper and applied DIs to both sides of that, again splashing droplets of water on it and left that to dry.  This was to make small flowers to decorate the final card and also to stamp the sentiment onto to attach to the front of the card.  

Then I used some navy card to make mounts for the main piece of patterned paper and the sentiment, and after edging the patterned paper with some ink I adhered the patterned paper to the mounts, wrapped ribbon around the larger piece and tied a knot, attached the sentiment using foam pads and then cut out lots of the smallest flowers on the Tattered Florals die.  I inked the edges of these flowers, fluffed 'em to make them look like flowers and attached with glossy accents.  I popped assortes sizes of glittery spots in centre, adhered the remaining three flowers inside and stamped message inside and hey presto!  one happy birthday card.
Hope you like and has given you some ideas for your cards.


Ranger - DIPeeled paint, weathered wood, faded jeans, mustard seek; glossy accents; sentiment from Natures Moments; ink applicator; cardstock and bazzill;  flower centres QVC; ribbon.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love all the flowers.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Sam, love all the pretty flowers.