Sunday, 15 February 2015

Emma Shoes Birthday Card

Today was miserable weather wise so I spent most of it in my craft room as I have a friends birthday coming up this week and needed to make her a card. This card is what I would term a "big card" in that it took ages to make, but I faffed about loads and changed flowers and colours etc before I was happy with the finished result. If you make the card it shouldn't take so long because all the design stuff has been worked out, but if you want to change things then it could take a long time.

what you will need:
6" x 6" cream base card
dusty pink paper
yellow linen paper
pink paper
green, cream and vibrant pink card from your stash
Good quality print paper
Good quality card stock to stamp onto
Crafters Companion Love CD
Lili of the Valley Emma Shoes stamp
Versa Fine ink pad
Tim Holtz inks - Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw
Creative Expressions pink stripe ribbon
Dovecraft Tea Party yellow ribbon
Tonic Dotty Border punch
die cutting machine
Tattered Lace Essentials Circles
various flower dies and punches
any swirley accents die
hole punch
Hobbycraft General Sentiments Happy Birthday clear stamp

Cut the dusty pink card so that it mat and layers onto the cream base card.
Print off the relevant image from the Crafters Cmpanion CD (I printed my image onto watercolour paper and set my printer to print onto mat paper but I would not recommend this as some printers don't like thicker papers, but if you`re feeling adventurous have a go) and cut it down to mat and layer onto the dusty pink card. Mat and layer the paper onto the card.
Take a length of the Creative Expressions stripey ribbon and stick it into place (I like to run my ribbons around to the back of the card).
Using the Tonic Dotty Borders punch, punch a length of the pink paper to lie over the striped ribbon. Cut the paper down and punch along the other side to make a paper ribbon. Stick the paper ribbon over the striped ribbon and cut to size.
Stick a piece of the yellow Tea Party ribbon over the top of the paper ribbon.
Stick these layers of paper, card and ribbons to the cream base card.
Using the Tattered Lace circle 13 die, cut the yellow linen paper and stick into position on the card.
Using the Versa Fine ink pad stamp out the Lili of the Valley stamp onto card.
Cut the image out using the No. 11 circle die.
Colour the stamp in using colours appropriate to the colour scheme of the card (I always use Tim Holtz distress inks and a water brush or water based pens mixed in a pallet with a water brush).
Stick the image onto the yellow linen card (the image is not central to the yellow card, it is off set to the bottom left).
Make your flowers and colour them using the Tim Holts Distress Ink Scattered Straw and glitter all over using the Glamour Dust. (I cant remember who my dies are made by as I`ve had them so long). I used a small Tonic flower boot punch and the vibrant pink card to make the flower centres and finished them off with a dot made using the green card and the hole punch. The small green flowers were made using another Tonic boot punch and finished off with a dot made using the vibrant pink card).
Using the green card cut the accent pieces and lay them onto the almost finished card to see where best to place them (you can cut into the di cuts to make the pieces fit better into the space). When you are happy with the positioning stick them into place.
Make a bow using the Dovecraft Tea Party yellow ribbon and stick into place.
Arrange the flowers on the card and when happy with the positioning stick them into place.
Using the Versa Fine ink pad stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto cream card and cut to size.
Colour around the edges with the Spun Sugar Tim Holts Distress Ink.
Mat and layer the sentiment onto the vibrant pink card.
Stick the sentiment into position.

Sorry I`ve been a bit vague with the flower and flourish dies but I`ve had them for ages and the packaging has long since vanished.
Hope you have fun and enjoy your finished work of art.

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