Friday, 28 February 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hi guys! So here's another post for today. I hope this one will put you in the mood for the weekend ahead with its bright colours!!
So here is my card.....
So bright and cheery....isn't it! So again seeing the Lulupu Challenge #26 i made this card using my new Classic Rose Die, Butterfly Stamp from Justrite and Adirondack inks.
So i started with a piece of Coconut white card and inked it three Adironadack inks-Citrus, Wild Raspberry and Purple Twilight. The Adironack Brights are more vibrant than the distress inks and that is why i decided to use them instead of the distress inks. I applied them to the card using a piece of Cut 'n' dry foam and just did dots of colour all over the cardstock. Once I was happy that i had saturated the card with lots of colour, I dried it well with my heat tool. This is a very important step so do make sure that it is very dry before proceeding. I even rubbed it with my anti-static pad to remove any hint of moisture that may have been left. Next i inked the Butterfly stamp from Justrite stamps using a clear Perfect Medium pad and stamped it thrice, making sure not to overlap them. I embossed them with white powder (this must be the first powder you used). Next is stamped the butterfly again in the same manner, but aimed for the open areas more. You can overstamp the white butterflies and this isn't a problem because this time, we are clear embossing it. If you do the clear embossing first, then the white powder will stick to it and ruin your piece. If the clear sticks on top of the white, it isn't an issue. You end up with a lovely texture look from the clear embossed butterflies, almost a ghost kinda image. I then decided to stop here as it was just too pretty. I adhered it to the thin mats of white and black. I made a flower using  Classic Rose Die from my new die line and 'sugared' it with Iced snow. I seated it upon some white tulle and added black jute bow(i love bows). On vellum, i stamped my sentiment 'Happy Birthday' from Justrite Vintage Rose set using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed it in white. I cut it into a strip whit a forked end and tucked the other end under my flower. To complete the card, I made a couple of stick pins using beads from my craft stash and did some matting with piercing using both black and white cardstock for balance. Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.

Here are some close-ups.....

Hope this one would get you into a cheerful mood, ready for the weekend ahead!!
All for now....

Entering in the following challenges-
Lulupu Challenge #26- Try Something New!


The rose is a Classic Rose Die from Creative Expressions.  It is made by stacking the die cuts in decreasing order(from the bottom to the top). And then i curled the edges. I even die cut the leaves from the same die. Then i glittered the flower with Glitter Jewels Iced Snow from Creative Expressions. Below are a few pictures ofthe iced snow.

And the die cut (this picture is not mine, i took it from net to show the proper packaging.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Card

Hello bloggers! How are you all? So today i am back with a 'Sweet Card'. Hahaha.....Funny name...right?
So here's how it looks.....
And according to the lulupu challenge in which we were to try something new. I used my new Tufted Background by Justrite Stamps and Distress markers.

For making this card i started with the Tufted Background by Justrite Stamps and inked it with a clear Perfect Medium pad. I stamped it onto a blush card and heat embossed with white powder. Using the matching Labels Seven die, I cut an aperture out of the centre. I used Victorian Velvet to give a bit of shading to the edges and added mounting foam to the back. I stamped the Hydrangea label in Black Archival Ink on blush card and cut it out with the matching Vintage Labels Seven Die as well. I coloured the flowers using Victorian Velvet Distress Markers. and stamped my sentiment "You're so sweet" in the middle of the label. I matted the background with a thin black mat, which left recessed area for my label shape to be glued back into the centre. I cut some flowers using the Majestic Morning Stamps and die and layered several of the flowers to use as accents. I added them to the card in cluster with some foilage cut in white and added a black jute bow. I added some Iced Snow to the foilage leaves. I finished the card by adding 3mm flat back pearls to the cross lines. The final touch was a pierced mat layer with blush and black layers before adding my fianl white mat. Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" in size.

Here are some close-ups of the finished card.....

Hope you like this card! All for now....

Linking it to the following challenges-
Lulupu Challenge #26- Try Something New!