Thursday, March 5, 2009

Easter Card

From Adriel:

Before I share the Easter card, I just want to remind our readers that we have a giveaway going on right now through March 6th HERE. Simply follow the link and leave a comment and you're entered in the giveaway! I just want to make sure you all get a chance to enter, because it is a great giveaway!! =)

Okay, now on to the Easter card! I really wanted to use a new set we recently received called "Fifth Avenue Floral". I wanted to also use a new technique with embossing powder that I noticed on the front of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book/Catalog, so that's how this card got started. In addition, I had to use the new eyelet border punch and I fell in love with it! It's so delicate and makes a lovely addition to the card! So here's my card:

Okay, so what was the new embossing technique I wanted to try? Well, on the front cover of the new catalog, they took white CS and embossed it with white embossing powder and then added color to fill in the flowers. I just loved the effect! So I wanted to do that as well, but I was using Vanilla CS and I didn't have Vanilla embossing powder. No problem! I had Versamark and clear embossing powder. It worked beautifully! So then I wasn't sure what kind of color they applied. So on one flower, I tried water coloring with the blender pens and ink... that worked okay. On the other flower, I used a sponge and added color that way, very carefully. I love how that one turned out!

The flowers, of course, are the focal point of the card, but I still needed to add some more to it before it was officially "done". I used very soft earthy colors and distressed the edges with a sponge and some Sahara Sand ink. If you're looking for a good color to distress with, I would highly recommend Sahara Sand. It's great! =) As I mentioned before, I had to try out our new eyelet border punch and I'm glad I used it on this card. It added the right amount of delicateness to it. I had some Kraft tafetta ribbon on hand and used that, which added a touch of elegance. I also had some adhesive half-pearls that worked beautifully in the corners! And BTW, did you know you can make those cute little bracket thingys with your curly label punch? Yes! It's true! Maybe we will do a little tutorial on that sometime! =D
All in all, it took me a good part of my afternoon, but it was worth it! =D


Heather said...

What an awesome techniqe...I just love this card, the flower is amazing! Thanks for sharing

Beth Norman said...

Very, very pretty. The technique sounds interesting. Must give it a try.

Belle Chen said...

Wow!! This item of yours is so beautiful. You did a great job. Your works are so delicate and conveys your passion for it. Well done!