Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Love Life ...

The card I am featuring today uses Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Alterations Die in Tattered Florals.

I began by cutting my flowers using the Cosmo Cricket Bella Flora paper with my Big Shot.  I placed a generous drop of Distress Rock Candy Stickles in the middle of each flower and used my finger to spread it around on each petal.  Next, I heat set the stickles with my heat gun.  Once you heat the rock candy the sparkles will appear.

I then gently shaped the flower petals and applied Ranger’s glossy accents to adhere each petal.  You may need to hold it for a few seconds.  I then added my antique brad.  Ta-dah!  You have a vintage flower.

To create the background, I inked up my Well Worn Words with ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown then sponged with Sage Shadow, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain.

The ribbon was made using Diane Noble's tutorial which can be found here.  I just used a mister spray bottle to wet the seam binding and then sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.  I scrunched it up and let it sit overnight to dry.  The spritz adds just enough shimmer to the seam binding.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Well Worn Words, Cottage Garden, Wonderful Watercolors
Paper:  Desert Storm, Chocolate Chip, Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste Flora Bella Designer Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink:  ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown, Sage Shadow, Distressed Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Chocolate Chip, Antique Distressed Linen, VersaMark with Gold EP
Accessories:  1/2" Martha Stewart Seam Binding in Putty, Antique Brad, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Distress Rock Candy Stickles, Nesties Small & Large Petite Ovals, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Techniques:  Sponging


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is simply gorgeous donna
love the color

greetings karin

Gemma said...

I love these subtle colours, very autumnal.

Becky said...

Beautiful card and lovely colors.

Rhonda Langley said...

A masterpiece! The colors, the shimmer, the ribbon, the flower-all gorgeous!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful fall creation, Donna! Fabulous flower!

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