Mallard - Female

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Something different.....

being something other  than a Christmas card.  No I'm not done all my Christmas cards, but needed to make a birthday card.  I have 5 birthday cards to make in the month of december, on top of all my christmas cards, yikes - a very busy month to say the least.

I wanted to do something really pretty, something with flowers, so looking through my bella binders came across Dandelion Wisps.

I started out by embossing the dandelion with white embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I then spritzed the paper with some water.  On my teflon mat (or you could use wax paper) I rubbed some distress inks ( I used peeled paint, dusty concord, and broken china) and then spritzed it until it beaded up.  I then layed my image face down in the ink, pressed down all over then turned it over, sprinked some salt on it, then took my heat gun and dried it.  The salt will rub off when it's dry. The salt kind of gives it that molted look.

I then used  my hexagon s/binder dies
to cut out the image as well as the scallop hexagon in white.  Now doing this without any papers in mind (only because I know the recipient loves these colors) I wasn't sure what I was going to use.  I tried plain c/s but did nothing for this image.  Ah! then I remembered this paper pack I bought back in late summer called Fairy Flora by Prima- this paper is a must have - so many beautiful floral patterns and colors- they are so pretty I almost didn't want to use it but hey, you get 4 of each pattern, so I still have some left (hehe- I'm a paper hoarder I tell you!).  Okay sorry, back to the card - so from there it all came together.
I also used my new MS border punch.

Finished it up with a bit of glitter on the dandelion and a bow.  Overall a pretty simple card.

So tonight hubs and I are going out for dinner at Mama Maria's to celebrate our Anniversary  - #31!  Where do the years go?.

Also, don't forget to participate in our last bellariffic challenge of the year.
It's a sketch challenge. Send your card to Em by thursday night for a chance to win some bella bucks.
See you on friday!


LindaH said...

SO SOOOOOOOOO pretty! definitely another case-worthy card!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Beautiful card Pauline!Will definitely have to give this technique a go! Happy Anniversary to you and the Hubby! :)

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wow that is one fabulous soft and the look!!!