Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Birthday Card


Well the center of this card just sort of happened.  Along the left is a piece of Tim Holtz tissue tape that I had cut off a roll to get to the area I wanted to use on a different project and so I didn't want what I cut off to go to waste and had to put it on something and the atc sized background was just laying there and it even looked good on it so that's where it went.  Then I had some metal elements I had received from Croppinsville Studio laying there and the pieces I put together to make this flower (stem/leaves, flower, flower center) looked really good sitting on the atc so I used alcohol inks to color the pieces to match.  To put the metal pieces together I took a long brad, heated the brad part and dipped it into Distress Embossing Powder mustard seed, melted the powder, redipped and melted again.  I love the texture of that embossing powder on the brad for the center of a flower... it looks so realistic!!!  All the layers on the card are edged with Distress Ink tea dye.  The layer under the atc sized layer is a piece cut from an old manila folder sponged with Distress Ink victorian velvet and bundled sage.  The leaf background (Studio 490) is stamped over it with Archival Ink olive... I did not ink the stamp well as I didn't want a bold stamping.  The bottom is cut with a Tim Holtz On the Edge die.  The next layer is again a piece cut from the manila folder sponged with antique linen ink and stamped with a speckled background (Studio 490) using tea dye ink.  The folded card is a light kind of dusty green color sponged with bundled sage.  Stamped "Happy Birthday" (Hero Arts) onto a scrap of the manila folder, punched it out, sponged with victorian velvet and lightly stamped the leafy background on it with victorian velvet.  Next circle is sponged with bundled sage.  Both circles are edged with tea dye. 

7 comments:

Yogi said...

Another wonderful card. I've never tried heating and embossing brad heads. Sounds like a good idea.
Love the way all your elements came together. Sounds very serendipitous.

SusanK said...

Cool! Love how the different components came together - perfect!

Linda said...

Wanda, this card is just stunning. I love the way you colored the metal yourself and the brad - great ideas. Linda E.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Wanda! There are always opportunities for "mistakes", right? lol

2amscrapper said...

Great card--I like reading how it all came together for you.

LindaCCC said...

This is such a great card and I love how you put all the pieces together.

Linda Cain said...

Now this is just gorgeous, too!
Great job, girl!

Linda