I am thrilled to be able to upload a card after a long absence, I cannot express how much it means to be able to do this again, how I've missed this!!! :)
This card was made for a dear friend, Sally's birthday, she treasures handmade cards and keeps them--it was an absolute pleasure to make this for her!!! I also made an almost identical card as a Mother's Day card for my Mom--it arrived a bit late, but I think she liked it anyway...
I took some ideas from a HC card kit (front only) but changed it and added on to it... The main stamped image was fussy cut and then colored using daubers with the green and red inks, as were all of the die cuts from the Burnished Keys dies. I added glossy accents to the Sweet Memories Key. Glitter was added to the patterned base and the main stamped image. Using the HC Floral Keys paper pack and other patterned papers from stash, Vintage Floret flowers were cut out then formed using the mat and tools, as was the Sweet Juliet leaves flourish. They were colored with 3D Stemple paints. Some of the flowers had crackle paint added for textural interest. This was my first card using HC floral dies that I shaped with the pad and tools--fun and easy!!! I've used these flowers on other cards and look forward to learning how to make more intricate flowers...
Thanks so much for taking the time to view this card. I appreciate your comments, and learn from them.
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 GMT Views: 1319
Paper: Ivory CS, HC Floral Keys paper collection and other patterned paper from stash
Paper Size: 6" square card
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Brilliance Crimson Copper, and Color Box Chalk Warm Green
Accessories: HC Burnished Key, Sweet Juliet, and Vintage Floret dies, McGill paper molding tools and craft molding mat, Art Institute glitter, Viva Decor 3D Stemple paints, TH Distress crackle paint rock candy, Ranger glossy accents, daubers, sookwang tape, 3D dots
Techniques: Die-Cutting, Paper Flower Molding, Glitter
Registered: May 18, 2008 Location: Virginia Posts: 24105
Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @ 3:53 PM
Joanne, look at the techniques! I'm AMAZED at everything you did to create this beautiful and intricate card. I got lost on all the things you did. It is absolutely gorgeous. Glad to see you back on the coast and thanks for your comments on my last card!
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Registered: May 14, 2012 Location: Virginia Posts: 66
Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 5:49 PM
Joanne, this is a gorgeous card!! Love the way you used the 3D stamp paint. Your card is so vintage, and that is one of my favorites. I am sure she will love this card!! Thank you for commenting on my card!! I love HC also!