Hello everyone, this is Astrid here and as this is my first post for 2014, I'll start by wishing you all a Happy and Creative New Year.
Now, it has to be said, I am not a card maker, but I needed a card for a friend's special birthday, so a card it was going to be.
Now this person is definitely not into over the top creations, so I had to keep it all quite simple (well for me anyway)...
I started by creating the background to the main panel of my card by covering a piece of card stock with Gesso to give it some tooth. I then added some colour with the help of Salty Ocean and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains. I just splatted them on, let it drip a bit and then wiped around a bit with a baby wipe.
Next it was time for some background stamping. I used the Smudge Background and the Calligraphic Mat 12 for that and stamped them in Watering Can Archival.
Now to complete the front panel, I first stamped the Butterflies from the Tim Holtz Papillon plate directly onto my background, but this time in Jet Black Archival Ink. I then stamped the largest of the butterflies again, cut it out and mounted it onto the panel on top of a bit of died cheese cloth. I also added some faux stitching around the edges and created a sentiment panel with one of the phrases from the Journaling Words 3 plate. Below you can see how I put it together with some inking round the edges and some wired garden twine from my stash.
Finally I mounted the panel on a piece of corrugated card and then some dark blue and some Kraftcard, Distressed with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Tim Holtz French Industrial paper to size and glued it to the inside of my card. I then stamped further phrases from the Journaling Words 3 set in random places.
Finally I added the words Happy Birthday with the help of the little Ideaology Label Letters.
Love these, they are so versatile (you get several sheets of them) and are great for journaling and all sorts of projects.
Well, hope you like it and thanks for visiting like always!!