I have a card I made for a friend's mother who is celebrating 101 years! Wow! Although I've never met her, I thought she deserved a very special card for her birthday. Here is my card for her.
I really didn't know where to go with this as I know very little about this fantastic lady, other than she loves to play the piano and still plays to this day. My friend only could tell me she likes pretty things; she didn't even know her favorite color. I knew I had to include gold in my design, because to me, gold makes everything look special.
My base layer is white card stock, layered with some crumpled coffee filters and a few pieces of doily I had left over from a previous project. A coat of gesso, some Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap Distress inks,some Ranger transparent texture paste through a TCW stencil add color and texture. My color inspiration comes from A Vintage Journey March Recipe #4 with the Creative Guide's gorgeous makes featuring Peacock Feathers. I topped the base layer off with a smear of metallic rubs to highlight the raised areas and to show off the texture of the doily.
My kraft layer is heat embossed with a Tim Holtz image from Boundless Flight, using gold embossing powder. Frayed Burlap Distress ink is blended over top.
The next layer is turquoise card, dry embossed with a music embossing folder by Sizzix, which I inked with Frayed Burlap before inserting my card into the folder.
The top turquoise layer started as white card stock colored with Broken China Distress paint and spritzed with alcohol while still wet. This gives a pretty mottled look to the otherwise flat paint. Before inserting the dry painted card into a Darice embossing folder, I swiped some Peacock Feathers on the embossing folder. After embossing, I rubbed some metallic rubs lightly to highlight the raised areas.
I made the tags using Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tags die. The one tucked in was stamped with two stamps on white card stock: flowers by The Paper Garden and musical notes by Heidi Swapp. I inked the tag with Peacock Feathers and spritzed with Dylusions White Linen spray.
This tag was stamped with the Heidi Swapp image on turquoise card and spritzed with Dylusions White Linen. The butterfly is Tim's Movers and Shapers and stamped two times with the flower stamp in a criss cross fashion in Frayed Burlap and spritzed with Perfect Pearls spray, gold. I lightly blended some Peacock Feathers over it. Foliage is a Tattered Lace die, spritzed with the gold spray.
The large butterfly is Tim's butterfly duo die and embossing folder. I inked the folder and debossed, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls in pearl, and edged with Frayed Burlap. The fishtail banner is inspired by the talented Samra at Paper Talk With Samra with her beautiful Vintage Hello Dear Friend card and many others she has made. Mine is hand cut, gold embossed with a Stampin' Up sentiment, spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls, and edged lightly with Frayed Burlap.
Some peach colored pearls were inked with gold Mixative, and gold cord finishes off the card. Thanks to Pamellia of My Little Craft Things for the wonderful idea to thread the cord through an eyelet! I just adored that on one of her recent makes, so I had to steal her idea for this card. Thank you, Pamellia, but sorry I couldn't find the link to the exact project. Anyone visiting will love looking through your blog to find it, though! They may get a little sidetracked and spend hours there! I did, when I was looking for the said project.
I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:
Frilly and Funkie "Something To Say"
Craft Stamper Take It Make It July Challenge 'Take a Stamp' Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper July Creative Challenge "Tags"
Mixed Media Card Challenge #13 "Blue"