Hello, I would like to share a card I made for my daughter, Erica’s, 28th birthday. Can’t believe she’s almost 28 already…where did the time go??? She will always be my baby 🙂
Erica loves the color rose gold and earlier in the year I picked up some rose gold foil on sale with her birthday card in mind. I saw a video with a technique for foiling using double sided adhesive, then sanding off the top layer to expose the double sided adhesive and then glittering those areas. It was beautiful and looked so easy! Of course, that’s now how it went for me – LOL! I have tried this technique twice and had the same problems both times but I won’t bore you with the details other than to say I was left with a somewhat scratched-up piece of foiled paper with little to no glitter adhering. I didn’t want to throw it out, so I decided to add some Vintage Photo distress ink to add color back to the areas scratched off. It was still a little plain so I applied multi-matte media in various spots and glittered with Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine flitter – Fire Opal. Much better.
As far as finishing the card, it went through a few different versions before I settled on what became the finished product. I used some paper in my stash for the background and inked with Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo, then used a distress tool around the edges. I added a few doilies and embossed the edges here and there with a combination of clear embossing powder and gold silk microfine glitter. The round wooden flourish is something I’ve had for years from Riffraff Designs, painted with white acrylic paint and then I applied Wendy Vecchi Crackling Texture Paste. For some reason, that made the color change to a yellowish color so I repainted it white again and lightly inked here and there with Vintage Photo.
I used my Tiny Tattered Florals dies to make the flowers and leaves, lightly inking the flowers with Vintage Photo and the leaves with Forest Moss. I had just enough ribbon for the bow and added the butterfly using my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. I used a spare piece of embossed foil (I had experimented with foiled layered tags) for both butterflies. The sentiment was stamped and then reduced on the copier so it would fit, then embossed. I added gold border peel-off stickers around the foiled piece and would have done some splattering with watered-down paint or gesso, but Erica wouldn’t have liked that. Done!
Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave comments!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/ (Celebrate – I’m celebrating my daughter’s birthday)
(Anything Mixed Media Goes)
(Anything Goes with an option of Emboss It!)