Friday, February 27, 2009

Roses On Marble And A Speical Friend

1. A piece of vellum 4"X5" was used for the canvas.
2. The back was painted with a Niji waterbrush filled with Ranger Adirondack® Alcohol Blending Solution and Adirondack Ginger Alcohol Ink. (Label your waterbrush with a Black Sharpie and store it with the brush side up.)
3. When it dried I pounced up and down on it with a cotton ball slightly wet with the same Alcohol Blending solution added from the bottle.

4. Penny Black Love Blush stamp was inked with Encore Gold ink, stamped on the opposite side of the 'marbleized' vellum, and then heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

Let me just say this about that. I found it very difficult to heat emboss on vellum and have it not flake. I ended up using a **Marvy Uchida Liquid Gold Extra Fine pen for the places that flaked off and even went over a lot of the other that didn't.
5. It was painted with a Niji waterbrush and Twinkling H2O's Sweet Alfalfa and Rose Petal.
6. It was trimmed down as shown.

1. A Martha Stewart Embossed Petals border punch was used for the edge on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock around the roses. It's hard to see the embossed flowers in the photo of the card, but here is what it looks like up close but with pearls, etc.:
2. The image was mounted in the center.
3. That was mounted on Anna Griffin Pink Paisley DP.
4. The corners were punched with an SU Ticket Corner Punch.
5. An SU Horizaonal Slot punch was used on each side of the image.
6. Hunter Green Satin Woven Ribbon was threaded through the slots.
7. That was mounted on Bazzill Bling Blank Check cardstock.
8. The ribbon was attached to the back of the Bling cardstock.
9. It was mounted on 5.5"X8.5" folded Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock.

1. The tag is from Spellbinders Tag Trio.
2. The words are from Impression Obsessions Clear Stamp Sets - Sentiments II stamped with Encore Gold ink and heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

1. A Martha Stewart bow was tied and mounted with a glue dot.
2. Mark Richards 2mm pearls from the Script Alphabet were used in the hole of the punched embossed flowers. 4mm pearls were used on the coners, 5mm pearls were used on the tag.
3. Martha Stewart's new 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch (the largest butterfly) was used on Anna Griffin Pink Paisley paper. Three 2mm pearls were used down the middle and it was mounted as shown.
4. The stick pin was done using a JoAnn Sew Essential Pearlized Leaf Straight Pin, (it is only found in their stores and not online), and Czech Pink Glass Heart and Pearlized beads. They were secured with a Brass (Gold) Clutch Pin.

I always finish off my cards with something done inside on the left-hand side and on the lower-left bottom side of the envelope.


Last, but certainly not least, I have an award I want to give to a very special and talented fellow blogger. His name is Sergei and he is the son of Elena at The Red Haired Girl. Sergei has been a follower of my blog and I have really enjoyed visiting his blog too. He loves football and has great artistic skills that he uses on cards, logos and a number of other hobbies as well.

I want to thank you, Sergei, for:
1. Creating such an interesting blog
2. Doing me the honor of following me, and
3. Inspiring me with your wonderful words of praise,
4. Your art and hobbies, and
5. Your patriotism you show in supporting our country.

Below is your award, Sergei, with big hugs and smiles attached:

You should post it on your blog and share it as you want to share.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.





Suzanne C said...

Wow! I am always amazed at the details in your lovely creations! The alcohol background is beautiful as well as the gorgeous flowers!

Maria said...

Wow another amazing card Shirley! Love this method and your embellies are gorgeous. Hugs, Maria

Sergei said...

Thank You!! You didn't need to do thant!! Your so nice!! Again Thank You very much!!

Elizabeth said...

Shirley, this card is spectacular! I love that technique you use, it looks like cloisonne. I am going to check out Sergei's blog.

Suzanne said...

I don't know what to say except....WOW! This card i amazing. What talent you have and thank you so much for sharing it with us here.

Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning, Shirley!!! Love the flowers! Just gorgeous! Embossed border looks wonderful!
Thank you for giving an award for Sergei!

Atty said...

Oh this card is just breathtaking. Such wonderful details too, I also really like the soft colors.

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing! I love the cloisonne look! Really stunning!

friedmsw said...

I love that you are so attentive to detail. Makes your work even more outstanding. Will e-mail you soon.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow this is amazing, so beautiful. I love it.

Tania said...

Wow these are incredible, Just thought I'd stop by for a visit and thank you for the award. I finally got it all posted you really made my day!Hugs Tania Java beans Creative Escape Have a great Day!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Oh, what amazing card, Shirli!
The alcohol background is very beautiful. The flowers is magnificent. I love gold and details.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

spectacular card Shirley! The deatils in your work are amazing!
I am going to have a pick in Sergei's blog :-)


Becky G said...

Absolutely beuatiful card, Shirley! So elegant!


Sharon said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! You are so talented.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Shirley! I love that background.

Phree said...

Another wonderful creation, thanks for sharing that technique with the Alcohol inks and vellum, what a wonderful effect.

akkina van steen said...

Wow amazing card ,I love that technique you use,What talent you have , The flowers is magnificent. I love gold and details.

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!! What a stunning creation!! Such a gorgeous technique for sure!! Love those flowers!! TFS!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love all the details, and the technique! Thank you for sharing with us!

craftimamma said...

I really love that 'marbled' vellum backgroun Shirley and the gentle sparkle of the H2os.

Once again a lovely card.

Lesley Xx

LINDA said...

Absolutely Stunning!! WOW!! I love this card..Fantastic work as always..
Hugs, Linda

6 wacky women said...

Oh my, Shirley. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Absolutley stunning!!

Karen x

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Shirley!

Ila said...

This is So Beautiful Shirly!! I love the marbles background and the details are Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, shirley! I love the details.

Carol said...


Great cards and thanks for the tips


Candy said...

Gorgeous Shirley! I too have the same problem with the gold ep on vellum and do the same thing by filling it with the gold pen.

retiredheather said...

Congrats to Sergei. Commenters are so important to us all. I love your card. The details are beautiful both on your card and on the directions. Thanks so much.
Congrats to you on your award. You is most deserving.

Ann said...

Wow, Shirley! Those flowers are gorgeous--all shimmery and embossed! :D

Lyn S said...

Wow, fabulous usual Shirley! The flowers are lovely!

magic boxes said...

Another beauty!

Love the background.


Anonymous said...

Shirley, Thank-you so much for your lovely comments, it put a huge smile on my face... I am just know getting to sit and browse your blog more, after getting kids to bed. I am amazed at all the gorgeous creations... This card is stunning...

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