Friday, March 16, 2012

Feminine card and new technique I tried

As I said before, I have a bunch of birthdays in March, so here is another card. This one for a friend of mine. I used Frosted Designs card sketch #14 for this card. And The Shabby Tea Room is celebrating its second birthday this week with lots of prizes and inspiration going on. Go on over there and check it all out. Their weekly challenge "Spring Is Near" has a photo for inspiration. We need to use three of the colors in the photo and dry embossing. We were to use our imaginations for the dry embossing and I remembered I'd just seen someone showing how to emboss using acrylic packaging. I'm sorry I don't recall where I saw it and so I can't give credit where its due. I used a piece of acrylic packaging and ran it through Sizzex Texture Boutique. Then I cut my flower shape using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge. Next I swiped Stazon Timber Brown ink over the flowers. I cut three sizes. 1 1/2", 1", and 3/4". Then I heated with craft heater to shape and dry the ink. You need to be very careful here. It doesn't take much heat to soften enough to bend the petals. To much heat melts the texture right out. I know! But, it was fun and easy to do and I really like how they look. Another great way to reuse and recycle!
I cut my circle card shape, the little flowers, and the sentiment label using the same Cricut cartridge. The seam binding I dyed to match the Sweet Leaf cardstock strip that I laced through a Color Ready Self Adhesive Border from CTMH. The paper is an old paper pack: Notebook. The card base is Desert Sand cardstock and I used D1477 Universal Backgrounds stamp set to get  the woodgrain texture. The ink is Desert Sand for a tone on tone look. Here is the sketch:
 And here is my creation-
An inside peek-

And a close-up of the acrylic flower-  

I will definitely be using this technique more. 
Have a blessed day.                               Polly


  1. Oh, Polly! This card is wonderful! I love all the attention to detail, too--like inking the 3-D acrylic flower, weaving ribbon through the Kraft Border, threading the buttons, and including images inside the card. AND you shared a new technique. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Design. :-)

  2. this is gorgeous! I love it, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

  3. I love everything about this Polly. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in the Tea Room this week.

  4. This is a lovely version of the sketch, I like the colors and the beautiful flowers, and even the inside is pretty.

  5. The acrylic flower is amazing! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  6. Wow! That little inlinkz photo does NOT do your card justice! I love the awesome texture and dimension on your card! The vintage-ness look is adorable! I am not a "shabby chic" kind of scrapper, so I admire those who can pull off the beautiful look of it! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs! -Heather

  7. AAWWW this is just an adorable card! love all the layering and the mix of colours is perfect!!! thank you for joining in at Frosted Designs this week! xx


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