Monday, August 9, 2010

Well It's About Time, Shirley

I honestly have to say that the detail in this card is not what has kept me from posting.  I am still working on getting my house ready to sell and that means going through my stash in the garage.  LOLOL

The main image is Hero Arts Friend.  I stamped it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and thought it would be perfect for layering, so I stamped the flower three more times.  After cutting out each layer, the images were then painted with Twinkling H2O's Lemon Yellow, Mallard Green, Royal Satin, and Pink Grapefruit.  The images were then turned over and a stylus was used on each petal on my Pergamano mat.   Each layer was mounted using 1/16" pop dots.
I did the same thing with each of the flowers and also the leaves.  On the tiniest leaves I used Glossy Accents.  I used 2MM pearls on the large flower and the smaller yellow and purple flowers. 
Mark Richards has quit offering 2MM pearls and I couldn't find them anywhere so I went to EBay and guess what?  I couldn't believe my eyes.  I found I could get 1500 in a little compact for $3.60 from Hong Kong and the shipping was free HERE.  It did take 6 days, but that is nothing when you want something.  LOL No kidding!! I applied them using dots of Glossy Accents (I use this to cement all of my pearls, rhinestones, etc.) and a Sticky Stick, found HERE.  I still buy the other larger ones from craft vendors here.
The smaller of the pink flowers has Liquid Pearl White Opal with a touch of Glossy Accents.  And what do you know, they look like tiny pearls too.  LOL

I used my Martha Stewart Scroll Lace Around The Page Punch for the edge you see.  Bazzill Bling Petty Cash cardstock was used for the mat behind the image.  The image was mounted on it with pop dots and then it was attached to the white punched edge mat.

I wanted a pink design for behind the image so I got out my Impression Obsession Mega Mount and used the Cover-A-Card Circle (5.75X5.75) stamp, added some Ancient Page Pink Pizazz and off I went.  Not only did I have enough paper for the background you see, but I also had enough for the inside of the card and the bottom left-hand edge of the envelope too.  Then I used my Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterflies punch to get a butterfly for the main image, attaching (3) 2MM pearls to the middle.  Check the details out in my pictures above and below.

For embellishments to the card I used some 3MM pearls for the edges of the punched edge.  I added a May Arts bow using the Bow-Easy, and the last Nunn Design pin I had like this.  I embellished it with some Stickles Yellow and another 2MM pearl.  The pins are discontinued! :-(

For inside the card and the envelope bottom left hand corner I used a flower from the main image.  I added ink with my sponge dauber for the image and then painted, punched and cut out and there you go.

Image: Hero Arts - Friend - CG111 and Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Circles - CC012
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock, Bazzill Petty Cash
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Ancient Page Pink Pizazz, Twinkling H2O's
Accessories: Martha Stewart Scroll Lace Around The Page Punches, Stickles Yellow and Orange Peel Glitter Glue, Glossy Accents, Mark Richards 3mm pearls and 2MM from Hong Kong , Liquid Pearls White Opal, May Arts Ribbon, Bow-Easy, Nunn Designs Stickpin.

A really fun and detailed card. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for stopping by to look and share.





Cin said...

Beautiful card AS ALWAYS. Glad your back.

6 wacky women said...

Oh was totally worth the wait! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!
Happy to see you back.

Karen x

Jackie said...

That's just stunning! I love very bit of it and it never has occurred to me to use the Martha border punches that way, very clever!

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Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Shirley; hope you are having a great summer.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours!!! Have a wonderful day :)

Linda Beeson said...

Yuk, moving sounds soooooo painful! At least you will have weeded out what you don't need any longer. SOOO loving that card, what amazing details everywhere.

Lyn S said...

Beautiful card Shirley, well worth the wait!

Good luck with weeding out your stash.

Kathlene said...

Just gorgeous! Love all the details and that lacey border. TFS!

craftimamma said...

Sorry I'm a bit behind Shirley. I had visitors this week so am only just catching up but what a treat I was in for! This card is truly wonderful and I think that shade of green is beautiful.

As always your attention to detail is stunning and that bow is so beautiful I wonder if I can find one of those bow makers over here.

Nice to have you blogging once in a while (I know you're busy just now).

Lesley Xx

Artist said...

I just started to create card art and discovered your blog. I like your art work, it is just amazing. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.

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