Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday's Card of the Day

Today's card features Michael Strong's Mini Flowers and Oval Numbers.
For the 1st technique I referred to Hetty Sanders' Easel Technique
 which I love because it's quick and easy and fun.
The Base turquoise blue layer is 4.25 x 11 inches, folded in half crosswise.
The top part of that folded in half again upwards.
Top kraft layer is 4 x 5.25 inches
White layer is 3.75 x 5 inches (this is the Embossing folder technique layer).

On the inside (base of your easel card) I use 2 pieces of cardstock:

1. The bottom kraft layer is dry embossed for dimension 
so the top easel part will fit in the little ridge and stay open.
I stamped Mike's cloisonne numbers, "3" and "0"
in pickled raspberry and tempting turquoise,
punched them out and sponged the edges before adhering with dimensional foam.
2. Used white paper for my sentiment.

I also used Embossing Folder Stamping Technique referring to
Working on the side of the embossing folder with the logo,
I added Adirondak Acrylic dabbers: Raspberry, Pool and Lettuce.
Some were drying out, but I was able to get globs out onto the embossing folder, 
spritzed them with water and mixed the lumps with my fingers to thin the paint.
Set paper onto this colorful mess
press it carefully with hands.
Lift it up carefully and voila, it's like magic!
Set this aside to dry.
I was able to get 3 backgrounds from one application.
I didn't use watercolor paper, just plain old Walmart white cardstock.
Normally you will use a bit of your acrylic inks, adding small amounts in different areas of your choice.
I wanted to let you know that if your paints are drying out, they may still work with this technique!

I stamped Mike's mini flowers with tempting turquoise and pickled raspberry inks,
fussy cut and adhered with dimensional foam. Added some glitzy silver gems
As you can see this card was for my daughter's 30th birthday.
I personalized a tag, added some fibers and bling.

Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder
Stamps: Michael Strong, Stampendous
Acrylic paint dabbers
Distress pickled raspberry, SU's tempting turquoise, Versafine onxy black
Distress marker
Fibers from my stash

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Hetty said...

Such a beautiful card,Laura,with great colors and wonderful techniques! The result is absolutely cheerful and a bithday card for a wonderful mama to be!

Heidi said...

Bright cheery card! Love the colours!

Diane Bouse said...

Beautiful card. Love the numbers!