Sunday, June 17, 2018

Card-A-Palooza Continues

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by and happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!  I had mentioned in my last post that I was going to be making more birthday cards for upcoming family celebrations and I have two more to share with you today.

The first is a card for my SIL, a Flower Garden birthday card.  I started with a Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Art Paper background I had in my stash (think this was Americana paint with a Brutus Monroe stamp and some of Rebekah's Mixed Media Transfer Foil).

I adhered it to the card blank then added the Simon Says's Stamp 'Happy Birthday' sentiment;

and die cut some of Tim Holtz's Flower Garden and Mini Bouquet stamps that I'd embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock.

Hearts were die cut from silver Metallic Kraft-Stock to echo the silver foiling on the background and some Stickles Glitter glue was added around the edges to finish it off.

The next card is a birthday card for my Dad (Dad, stop reading if you don't want to ruin the surprise LOL!).  I made an easel card that he can display after the big day if he'd like, I'm hoping that he will like it as much as I do xo

I did take some step out pictures as I constructed Dad's Limited Edition birthday card, read on for the how to.

I started out with Tim Holtz's Compositon stamp and stamped it with Black Soot Distress Archival ink onto tissue paper, adhering it to some cardstock with Vintage Distress Collage Medium.  I scrunched up the cardstock after it had dried and inked it with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink to highlight the textures.

I chose one of the Sophisticate Cabinet Card Frames, removing the backing (and saving it for another project, the design on the back of these Cabinet Card Frames are beautiful!) and gently sanded and inked the frame to age it.

Some of Tim's Paper Dolls were chosen (I added the boy and girl to represent my brother and myself :O), covered them with Distress Matte Collage Medium to give them some tooth and lightly tinted them with Distress Crayons and a waterbrush.

The Paper Dolls were adhered to the Compositon background and the distressed Sophisticate frame was added over top.

Distress Mixed Media Heavystock was stamped with Black Soot Archival ink and Etcetera stamps.

The stamped card was then dipped into puddles of Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap Distress ink and after it had dried into puddles of Iced Spruce and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink.

Some ephemera pieces from Tim's Collector Layers pack were chosen, tattered around the edges and inked and adhered to the stamped Heavystock.  The edges of the Heavystock were also distressed and inked with Ground Espresso Distress ink.

A File Tab was added to the top of the framed picture, the metallic part of the tab was inked with Mushroom Alcohol ink and the 'family' sentiment inked with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress inks.

An 'adore' Typed Token was added to the bottom left corner of the framed picture with a brad;

and the whole assemblage was then adhered to the Heavystock background along with a 'limited edition Quote Chip that was aged with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress inks.

An easel card was created from Tim Holtz's Dapper Paper Stash (click here for a quick and easy video tutorial by the Frugal Crafter on how to make any size of easel card) and some 'stops' were created from hearts and a star die cut from silver Metallic Kraft-Stock.

The prepared card front was then adhered onto the easel card blank and it was done, here are a few closeups.

I ended up adding a couple of strips of Kraft-Stock above and below the hearts and star stops as the card wasn't standing up quite as high as I wanted, necessity is the Mother of invention!

Hope that you've enjoyed seeing how my Limited Edition easel card came together, it was made with lots of love for my wonderful Dad xo

I've got one more birthday card to make for my FIL but his birthday is in early July so I have a couple more weeks to get it done, whew!  I'm working on a bunch of other projects right now as well for upcoming DT posts and magazine submissions so will share them with you too as soon as I can.  Have a great week everyone and happy creating!

Deb xo

1 comment:

  1. Deb, sorry I haven't been by the blog in a while, life gets hectic...but, boy am I glad I stopped by to check out these awesome cards!!! I really love how you embossed the flowers in white on black card, they look amazing on that background! As for the Fathers day card, WOW, love the way everything comes together! The layers are so gorgeous and I really like how you created your "own" family portrait. The file tab is a perfect complement! Just adore this. Thanks for sharing. I am going to make an effort to be be more diligent with my readership. ~Ann xx


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