Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Special Thoughts

Inspiration

Heartfelt Wednesday! Here's a special "thinking of you" card that uses the Bella Rose Vintage Background PreCut Set. AND there's a sneak peak of the June release on today's Heartfelt Creations blog! Hop over to see more beautiful creations from the design team - they have really outdone themselves.

Special Thoughts

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 6" x 6"

Paper

Basic Black (SU!) 7" x 10"; scored at 5", and
4 5/8" x 5 5/8"
Classic K McKenna designer paper (K & Company) 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" - 2 pieces
Stamper's Select White (PTI) 8 1/2" x 11

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Groovy Guava (SU!)
Cameo Coral (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3397 Bella Rose Vintage Background PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3394 Classic Bella Rose PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 1494 Mini Message 4 Precut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

HCD 712: Bella Rose Die (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 701: Posy Patch Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA pens (Imagination International)
Chipboard frame (SU!)
glossy black acrylic paint (Anita's)
foam brush
ribbon
adhesive pearls (Recollections)
sponge
Foam dots
Scor-Pal
Black Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Glue
Zip Dry
ATG 714
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer

Instructions

Base Card

Score the black cardstock, and fold it to form the base card. Cut two rectangles of patterned paper diagonally. Use a resulting triangle of each pattern to create a mat on the front of the black card. Glue a strip of coordinating ribbon across the diagonal, to cover the seam.

Sentiment

Paint the chipboard frame with the black acrylic paint and let it dry. Cut a square of white cardstock that fits the opening of the chipboard frame. Stamp the sentiment in coral ink in the center of the white square. Mount the frame on the white square with clear drying glue, and set it aside to dry.

Background Image

Stamp the vintage background stamp twice on white paper using black ink. Trim one image closely around the outer edge, and lightly sponge the guava ink on the word area. From other background image, cut out the butterfly, and the leaves from the edges of the image. Stamp 3 of the smaller posy flowers in black and cut them out with the Posy Patch die. Stamp the single rose from the Classic Bella Rose set in black, and cut it out with the Bella Rose die. Using COPIC markers, color the roses (E04, R37), leaves (YG91, YG93), and posies (YR00, YR02, E04). Color the butterfly with SPICA pens (blossom, peach, pitch black).

Final Assembly

Mount the full background image on a piece of black cardstock, and center it on the front of the card. Mount the sentiment in the upper right corner. Mount the butterfly on the edge of the chipboard. Using foam dots, add the leaves and main rose over the matching images on the background. Glue the posies onto the background. Add a pearl in the center of the posies that are not layers. Lastly, using glitter glue and the gala glitz add a generous center to the stacked posies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

9 comments:

Lori said...

I think your color combo is striking...love it.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Lisa Lynne! I love how you framed the sentiment! Wonderful colors!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, wonderful dimension! The black panels really make the beautiful imgae pop!

Glenda said...

Such an elegant presentation! The colors you picked are just perfect. Outstanding!

thestampingbug said...

What a pretty card. I particularly love the centers of the flowers...It makes them so lifelike! Kerry

Angelica said...

Beautifully done, great color combination.

Sue W said...

This is such a great stamp and your card is fabulous!!! Lovely colouring......

Shirley said...

This is outstanding! The way you used the cutouts and your total design is beautiful!

Helen said...

Really great card. Excellent layout and coloring!

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