Monday, April 15, 2013
Happy Birthday Card
Secret Garden paper pads by Graphic 45. I used papers from both the 8" X 8" and the 6" X 6" paper pad. I cut a purple mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and then cream paper at 3 3/4" X 5". Next I cut a mat using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the shadow at approximate 3 1/2" and the base layer at 3". I ran the cream scalloped through my eBosser and embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. (If I could only have one embossing folder the Swiss Dots folder would be my choice. It is so versatile.) I inked all my mats with some Tea Dye Distress ink and a sponge dabber. I had a piece of cream lace with pearls on it that I used a paint dabber to apply some of the Tea Dye distress ink to. I applied the lace to my card with some Scor-Tape.My dress and hanger are a Memory Box die. (No Kim can't get these yet, but I keep asking her! One of these days soon I hope she can). I cut my Hanger from some Kraft card stock and then inked it with some of the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. (Distress Stain is a special order item, but don't hesitate to ask). The pearls I added to the waist of the dress are some I cut off from the lace. I adhered the dress to the scalloped mat with some foam tape. I cut 6 flowers using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and inked them with some of the Shaded Lilac distress ink. I used my Petal Roller by Imaginisce to make my roses. I hot glued the layers together. My leaves were cut at 1" and are from the Flower Shoppe cartridge (Heart). I inked my leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink and a sponge dabber. I also creased the center of the leaves and inked them with the Peeled Paint distressed ink to create a center vein in the leaf. I adhered the flowers and leaves to my card with some scotch quick dry adhesive. I added a pearl to the center of one rose using some bisque liquid pearls. I stamped my sentiment with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Lastly I added a small butterfly from my stash.