Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Romantic Bouquet With A Fun Technique Too!

I actually had half of this card done before I knew what my main image would be.  I did another card similar to this for IO Tuesday Tips and Techniques last week and couldn't decide whether to use a pink or beige background.  So if you want to a photo tutorial of how I did the Faux Distressed Background, I am going to ask you to look HERE.  Below is a photo of the exact same background, only done in pink if you want a close up of it:
I was inspired to use the die after seeing Jenny Gropp's card HERE.  I used the left over from both backgrounds for the inside and the envelope.

A lot of people don't realize all of the things that can be done with Tsukineko Brilliance inks.  This tutorial will include a couple.

  • Inked CAC Thick Stripes with Memento Desert Sand and stamped on white cardstock.
  • Inked CAC Floral Lines with Brilliance Moonlight White.  After stamping the ink was covered with Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder (I keep my powder in a plastic sandwich container.  I can put the leftover powder right back into the container as I shake it off the cardstock.  I have a little scoop I use to apply it.)
  • I heated the embossed areas.  Later you will see that Brilliance ink has a semi-fast drying quality.  So some areas are embossed and other are not.  It gives it shiny and flat white areas (A FAUX LOOK).
  • Next the largest Spellbinder's largest Romantic Rectangle was put through the Cuttlebug with White cardstock for both the die cut and embossing.
  • The die was then placed over the Faux Distressed background and traced.
  • It was then cut out and set aside.
  • Next I stamped the IO Romantic Rose with Brilliance Galaxy Gold 3 times.  Once for the card front, once for the inside, and once for the outside.  I will use parts of the image for each while including pieces of the background too. 
  • They were painted with Twinkling H2O's, turned over on a Pergamano mat and embossed with a stylus to give them depth.
  • Viva Decor White Peal pen was used to accent the tiny white flowers.
  • Another Romantic Rectangle die cut was used for the sentiment,  Just For You, from All Occasions I clear stamp set.
  • The lace and buttons are remnants from my stash.  The ribbon is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's.
CARD INSIDE TO FIT THE FRAME (Again if you want pictures go to the IO Tutorial HERE:
  • The die cut was lined up with the right-hand and bottom margins of the cardstock.  The open areas were used as guides for the edge of the card being created.
  • The open spaces on the left and top were used for guides for marks with the stencil
  • The left marks were used to cut the height of the card.
  • The penciled marks at the top were used to find the middle fold and scored with the Scor-Pal.
  • After folding the excess was trimmed to match as shown.  Then the Rounded Corner Punch was used on the corners.
So that's it.  Pretty quick the second time around because I already had the background done.  I am so far behind in blog hopping!!!  Hope to see you all soon!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say HI!!




    jimlynn said...

    I like the beige - but am sure I'd also like the pink! Such a pretty image and love the frame around the card! Lovely!

    Suzanne C said...

    Beautiful! Love the elegant flower and the background is wonderful! Glad to see you creating!

    Paper Creations by Shirley said...

    Gorgeous card Shirley ! All the elements are wonderful together, so much detail. Love the flower ! You paint so well with those twinkling H20s. Cheers, Shirley x

    Cindy Haffner said...

    Just GORGEOUS Shirley!!~

    Patti J said...

    Shirley, that is one gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing your secrets! You are amazing, dear friend :)

    April said...

    Very lovely card! I love everything about it!

    Cami said...

    Hi Shirley! Your card is so beautiful and I thank you for such a wonderful pic tutorial on how you made this card. I love the die-cut border around your card, the faux distress look and your beautifully colored rose. It is so elegant. I love pinks and browns, so both are beautiful!


    Crafting Queen said...

    Beautiful card Shirley.

    Benzi said...

    I hope everyone enlarged this card to see just how beautiful it is. The embossing on the striped bg is just gorgeous and the rose is a real treat for the eyes. Love the dainty edges on your dies, too.
    Awesome work, as usual, Shirley.

    Ellen Taylor said...

    Shirley this is fantastic!! Love the feminine romantic feel! Gorgeous work!

    Conniecrafter said...

    So lovely, like the dimension you have given to the flower, love that background and you can't go wrong with lace :) perfect with the framing die!

    Sue Lelli said...

    GORGEOUS card, Shirley! LOVE both striped backgrounds and your focal flower is just BEAUTIFUL!

    Donna B. said...

    Beautiful card Shirley! Love the colors and fun technique you used!

    Maria said...

    Oh my! Just simply gorgeous, Shirley! I've really missed visiting your blog! And, I'm so happy to see such gorgeous creations! Love the backgkround and flower image! Stunning border to frame card, also! Great job, Shirley...take care!!:-))

    cparsons said...

    Shirley, this is a beautiful card! I always wondered how those CAC stamps. The technique you used is clever and so unique. Much better than patterned paper IMO.

    Mona Pendleton said...

    So pretty Shirley! Love the beautiful blossom and gorgeous frame!

    Lyn S said...

    Totally gorgeous card Shirley! Love the background technique!

    Cheryl said...

    Just gorgeous Shirley.

    Shelly Schmidt said...

    I love pink- but that beige is quite elegant! What a cool technique! I have not been by in a while- had to come see what you are up to! Have a great Mother's Day- I am going to step away from my computer later this week for a break!

    redwasher1 said...

    WOW!! Shirley this is so beautiful!!!

    Colleen Dietrich said...

    I was intrigued to see how you did this faux background, Shirley. It's really pretty! I like that stripe stamp a lot. You've inspired me to play around a little with this technique! Can't promise I'll get to it anytime soon....sigh. LOL

    Shannon White said...

    OMGoodness Miss Shirley! this is Absolutely Gorgeous! Love your Fabulous BG and the Lovely focal flower too! Hope you have been doing Wonderfully my friend! 8-)

    Big hugs

    Donna Ellis said...

    Such elegance - Shirley you have such a way of combining the Elegant with Pretty-to-Cute images. Just love what you have done with this card. Brilliance inks are one of my absolutely favorite ink pads of all time, so thanks for the extra push to use them in even more ways!

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