Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Coming of Age

I designed this card especially for my youngest daughter's 21st birthday, she's very feminine and likes a bit of glitz so I thought this shabby- chic design would be just right.  The base card is a white scalloped edged card, coloured with Distress inks that are blended around the edges of the card.  It is thenspritzed with a pink glimmer mist.  When dry, crackle and flourish images are stamped around the edges with one of the Distress inks.  Using a piece of beige and a piece of pink card and grand Nestabilities dies two shaped panels are cut, the beige one smaller than the other.  The pink panel is tinted around the edge with pink Brilliance ink.  The beige panel is tinted with the same Distress inks blended as before.  Again the panel is spritzed and when dry a script image is stamped all over it.  The same flourish is stamped using flitter glue then guilding flakes are added.  Using two different dies some flourishes are cut from the beige card, then tinted as before.  Glitter is added to highlight them using a glue pen.  The flowers and leaves are die cut from patterned paper, the flowers coiled and glued then glazed with glossy accents.  Micro beads decorate the centers of the flowers.  The numbers are painted with cream acrylic paint, then stamped with flourishes using flitter glue when dry.  Guilding flakes are then added.  A tag is punched out of pink card, stamped with a flourish image and tinted around the edges with Brilliance ink.  A sentiment is added in gold then the card is assembled.  This design is technique heavy but I think the finished result is worth it.

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