Thursday, July 9, 2015

Turquoise and Gold Layered Card--Happy 101

Hello crafty friends!

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"
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #14 :Summer Days" Summer days, blue sky's, golden rays of sunshine!  I was inspired to use these colors which remind me of summer!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and hope the birthday girl will love her card!  Thank you for visiting today, and for all your lovely comments!  I read and sincerely appreciate each and every one of them!  Hugs, and Blessings!

Sara Emily

32 comments:

  1. OMG, Sara, this is breathtaking! The colour combination of turquoise and gold is one of my favorites and reminds me of Victorian times! Every single layer here is a piece of art and I love them all! I am keep zooming your photos admiring rich textures and amazingly arranged details on this perfectly designed card! So many wonderful techniques and awesome ideas which makes this card so special! You are going to make that 101 years old lady incredibly happy with this outstanding card, my friend!
    Lots of love and huge hugs!
    Branka xxx

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  2. I love everything about your gorgeous card Sara, the colours, the beautiful layering, the wonderful elements you added and, of course, the fantastic design! Simply gorgeous! Anne xx

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  3. OMG, 101 years old. Your card is so so beautiful, love all the layers and colours and stamping! Gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

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  4. Fabulous and special card for your friend Sara, my dad will be 103 in January....they are very special people.xx.xx
    Enjoy your weekend,
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  5. Thank you for joining our challenge over on The Artistic stampers Blog, and sharing this beautiful card with us.

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  6. Wowzers to 101 years old! That girls got game. :) This intricate and detailed card is sure to garner much attention when presented to the Birthday girl. There are so many techniques and layers to this design I am in awe Sara doll! Everything is super fantabulous and awesome sauce! The colors, the sprays, the gold, the sentiment, the tags, the pearls, the the the everything! Stunning dearie! Hugz to you muffin! You have been a busy bee. ~Niki

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  7. Oh my gosh Sara!!! Thank you for the shout out!!! Gorgeous make !!! I never got a notification for this post??? Anyways, it looks fabulous, I love those golden strings you added, they look so pretty against the turquoise background and all those embossed layers look fantastic!!! Great layout too!!! And I cut my banners by hand too :) I love that stamp! Have to get me one :) Thank you again my dear!!!

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    1. Sara I just saw your comment on my card with that hemp cord and you made my day, just wanted to let you know :) Thank you!!!!

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  8. WOW Sara, this is just breathtaking!! I don't know how you manage to turn out such gorgeous cards one after another, don't you ever run out of ideas!! STUNNING colours, I mean drop-dead-gorgeous-Peacock-Feathers kind of stunning!! And all those luscious layers all stacked up and looking so fine with their shabby edges...what a sight for sore eyes!! Thank you for the mention, you are such a sweetheart!! That's one lucky lady to receive such a treat, and send my congrats to her for breaking the century barrier! Hope you're having fun on your holiday my friend. hugs :)

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  9. Such a pretty card. Fantastic textures and so many interesting details in each layer. I'm sure the person who receives this will b v happy.

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  10. Oh my word! This is soooooo gorgeous! These are my favorite colors, and I love that you combined the turquoise with gold instead of silver. It's so warm and inviting. All the amazing layers....I find myself wanting to take your cards apart so I can see all the beautiful artistry of each individual layer. That shows the artist in you...working beauty into every nook and cranny...even where it will not be seen. This is such a lovely keepsake....one that is worthy of a special birthday!

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  11. Beautiful card Sara ! Love the layers you've created and the colour palettte is gorgeous ! I know this special lady is going to treasure this ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  12. Just a stunning birthday card, Sara Emily!! I'm sure the special birthday girl will adore this and keep this displayed to enjoy it every day!! Just lovely!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  13. Absolutely Beautiful! I know she will love this card - what a special treat!! I love the colors - and the way you used the water with the distress paint - great idea with the flat paint!! (Totally trying that later!! ) Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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  14. Sara Emily!!
    What a lucky birthday lady!! both to be celebrating 101 and to receive such a stunning card!! You are the sweetest to make such a gift!! I love everything about this and would love love love, if sometime you would make a video on your process!! I read what you have done and am flabbergasted!! yes, I said flabbergasted!! Your attention to details is exquisite my dear!! huge hugs xoxo

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  15. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  16. This certainly is a special card ...... I love all the texture and detail. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  17. Wow Sara, this is just sublime, those blues are so captivating and that touch of gold... you're right it really does make a project special. Amazing creation hun xx

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    1. Hehe, back again to say thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Your work is just so incredible and inspiring that I love coming back here for visits xx

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  18. Oh WOW! LOVE this to bits! Arranging those beautiful layers to work together is a work of art and this is indeed very special.Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  19. What a beautiful and thoughtful card Sara, the lucky recipient will be in awe I am sure! Fabulous colours and exquisite details, a fitting card for someone celebrating such an amazing milestone.

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  20. Wow! Talk about gorgeousness, I think I've found the penultimate example! This is divine with all it's inky blues and layers upon layers of goodness. Thank you SO much for sharing at Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  21. What marvelous layering on this lovely card Sara - each piece is so lovely it's a shame to have covered most of it!! Wonderful techniques, colors and embossings on this - I'm sure the receiver loved it! thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

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  22. Gorgeous mixed media card! I love all the layers. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  23. This is an absolutely stunning card, Sara - fabulous layering, beautiful textures and colours right up my street. A very special card for a very special birthday.
    Alison xx

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  24. A stunner! Fantastic creation! Thanks!

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  25. Gorgeous card and such a great take on our 'Blue' challenge. Love it! Great layers and interesting textures.
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

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  26. This is beautiful, love those gorgeous layers and textures. I bet the recipient loved it! Thanks so much for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge and Craft Stamper!

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  27. ah, such a pretty card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC in July :)

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  28. http://craftstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/take-it-make-it-july-challenge-winners.html#comment-form

    go check this out!!! ASAP!!!!! xoxo :)

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  29. OMG -- Congrats on your wind over at Craft Stamper. I'm in awe of this card Sara Emily. Just stunning color choice for this lovely layered card. And I agree ... gold makes everything special. LOVE IT. You truly are a very talented crafter. Can't wait to see what you come up with next :) -- Mary Elizabeth

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