Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Birthday Card


The flowers are a Hero Arts stamp.  I stamp it on white cardstock with clear ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder... color is added first with Stamp Zia sprays, dried it, then sponged on just a little Vivid ink for some darker areas... cut the piece out with deckle scissors and layered it to white cardstock and once again cut with deckle scissors.  Stamped "Happy Birthday" onto white cardstock with Vivid spring green ink, cut it out, edged it with gold Paint Dabber and sponged a little ink over the word.  The orange layer is orange cardstock embossed using the Tim Holtz embossing folder rays and then very lightly rubbed the gold paint dabber over the embossing and also dabbed it on the edges.  The green layer is green cardstock stamped with a crackle image... I stamped it several times, then re-inked and stamped it several more times, etc.  The butterflies are punched from cardstock and then colored using the gold paint dabber pressing it so it left texture rather than rubbing it on.  Sticky back gems added to the bodies. 

4 comments:

Deb said...

This card is stunning! The background techniques that you have done are just fabulous. I love the idea of embossing the orange card stock, and then rubbing the paint over the paper. It's just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Yogi said...

love the colors and watercolor effect on the flowers. See you used one of Tim's new folders. Looks great.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Wanda, just gorgeous. Love that Hero Arts stamp.

Krista Hentges said...

hmm that looks familiar :P