Our final guest designer post for the month of June, and Rebecca (her Flickr gallery can be found here) is back with not one, but two beautiful cards!! Both are absolutely gorgeous and feature beautiful embossing paired with distress inks!
Here’s Rebecca’s directions for putting this first card together:
“I cut a white card base (3 3/4″ x 5 3/4”) with my Fiskars trimmer and added a kraft layer slightly smaller, using double sided adhesive.
The decorated layer is 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I water colored randomly with TH distress inks: worn lipstick, spun sugar & brushed corduroy. Once dry, I embossed it with Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder “French Script”. I then lightly distressed the edges and inked the edges with brushed corduroy. I adhered this panel using double sided adhesive.
I cut a 3 5/8″ x 13/16″ strip of the kraft cardstock and embossed it with Darice folder “Happy Birthday” (just the dots) and adhered it across the w/c & kraft layers.
I die cut the (MFT) scalloped oval from w/c paper (I liked the weight of it better than regular cardstock) and stamped the sentiment with ground espresso and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up on the card for dimension.
I die cut the butterfly from decorated paper from my stash & glued it to the top of the oval just at the body. I added bronze gems to the butterfly body and to the oval, in a curved pattern as shown.”
“I started with a 3 1/2″ x 5” w/c paper and I stenciled (Clear Scraps stencil “Quarterfoil”) with distress inks (bundled sage, dried marigold & worn lipstick) in a diamond pattern. Then I embossed that panel using Sizzix/TH French Script embossing folder. I embossed the sentiment (Fiskars “Happy Birthday” stamp set) in Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder on a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the w/c panel, then added that to a pink card base (Bazzill).
I had some white paper flowers for years that needed to be used. But I wanted them to be more pink so I used the worn lipstick & water to add some pink and bundled sage on the leaves. Added them to the vellum panel with an ombre pink ribbon using Aleene’s tacky glue. Added a few shimmer sequins using Tombow liquid glue to finish.
I love how it turned out and will give this to my Mom on her birthday this month. I love making my own backgrounds like this.”
Thank you for sharing your talent with us this month, Rebecca! You created some stunning cards to share with us!