Sunday, July 28, 2013

Love Bird Anniversary

This is another consignment card for a friend which I obviously just love making!  It is cased from a card by Teneale Williams that I found on Pinterest.  I think the two step bird punch is my all time favorite punch because I just couldn't wait to make this.  The leaves heart is made with a base heart done with the Silhouette and then a layer of a Martha Stewart border punch and then a top layer of the leaves that go with the bird punch.  I think the color is Always Artichoke.  I then lightly spritzed it with Glimmer Mist, but it doesn't show up in the photo. The embossing folder was brayered with Lumiere Pink/Gold and White paints lightly spritzed with water before brayering.  The flowers I took off a silk spray and replaced the plastic centers with pearls.  And the leaves behind the flowers are a Cheery Lynn Die.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Spellbinders label, of course! 
Thanks for visiting - I'll be back with another commisioned Anniversary card soon!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Vintage Gatefold Birthday

 I've had the Graphics 45 "A Ladies' Diary " papers since Christmas and am just now getting around to using them.  There are so many gorgeous images in the pack, that no stamping is necessary.  But choosing the embellishments proved to be a little more challenging.  The lace and ribbons was from a huge stash that my mother gave me when she moved to Florida.  The Memory Box die I've had for a year and finally just opened for the first time.  I embossed the flourishes with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Pink Delight and Mediterranean.  The Mediterranean I also touched up with some SNS Seaspray glitter.  The little butterfly stick pin I got at a vintage store for 50 cents! The base cardstock is Stampin Up's old Blush Blossom and Very Vanilla.  I rarely make something with so many embellishments, so I know I need more practice.  This is a request from a very special friend for her very special mother and I know she'll just love it.
 The inside center panel has three layers because I messed up the first sentiment panel with glitter and glue, so I just glued another one on top.  But wouldn't you know, somehow the ink on THAT smeared when I went to blow off the glitter from IT!  I just let that one go - it's a distinctive mark of "Hand Made"!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lunagirl Moonbeams - The Great Gatsby
Emma's Challenge - Lace and Pearls
Whoopsi Daisy - girly
Oozak - Anything Goes with a Girlie theme
Cheerful Stamp Pad - From the Past
Alota Challenge - Vintage

Thanks for visiting!