Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Indigo Blooms

This is a beautiful card that I designed for my youngest daughter's birthday this month (she loves purple)!   The design is inspired by Sheena Douglass using some more of her lovely stamps, plus a flavour of Steampunk with a clockwork butterfly using one of my lovely new Inky Doodles stamps by Sarah.  So to begin, the base card is a white scallop edged card.  Two colours of Brilliance inks, pearlescent orchid and pearlescent purple, are blended together along the edges of the card.  A silver glimmer mist is spritzed on to the coloured edges.  Then several small images are stamped randomly to create a background.   A distressed corner image is stamped with clear ink and heat embossed in silver powder to create a sort of frame for the embossed background panel.  This is created from a piece of white card stock.  Two colours of glimmer mists which compliment the Brilliance inks are spritzed all over the panel.  When dry images of text, words and a key are stamped randomly all over the panel, using Brilliance inks graphite black and moonlight white.  The panel is then embossed in a folder through a machine.  Silver gilding wax is then gently rubbed all over the panel, picking up the raised embossing.  The panel is then matted on to black card and layered on to the base card.   The flowers are made from white card that has been coloured and stamped in the same way as the embossed background panel.  The floral images are stamped in black ink on to the card and heat  embossed with clear powder, then cut out.  The centres of the flowers  are painted using Lumiere paints, liquid pearls are dotted around the smaller petals and the middles are covered in Glossy Accents.  The leaves are stamped  on to card coloured in the same way but using different colours, then cut out as before with liquid pearls as highlights.   The butterfly image is stamped on to acetate in black ink then heat embossed with clear powder. The image is cut out, then turned face down  and glitter is added on back of the image.  To complete the design the flowers, leaves and butterfly are attached to the card with dimensional glue.

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