Monday, March 26, 2012

Farmer's Birthday


Note: This wasn't supposed to post until Thursday 3/29... Blogger messed me up! Hope you enjoy an early post!

Here's my second card for Heartfelt Creations this week - another masculine greeting made with the My Guy Collection. On this card I used the "Alcohol Agates" technique from Tim Holtz in the Creative Chemistry 101 class.

Don't forget to visit the Heartfelt Creations blog to see all the beautiful creations from the design team. It's only a few more weeks until a new team is chosen, so be sure to have your input counted by voting for your favorite 5 designers!



Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Heartfelt Creations Products


Daffodil Yellow (SU!)7" x 10", score at 5", and
3" x 4"
Glossy card stock5" x 7"
Wild Wasabi (SU!)4" x 5"
Watercolor Paper (Canson)4" x 5"


Alcohol Inks (Ranger): Lettuce, Terra Cotta, Stream, Sunshine Yellow, Copper Mixative, Alcohol Blending Solution
Distress Inks (Ranger): Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Black pigment ink (ColorBox)


Labels 11 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Labels 11 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Blender Tool (Ranger)
Alcohol Blender Felt (Ranger)
Watercolor brush
Clear embossing powder (Stampendous)
heat tool
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer with straight and deckled blades (Fiskars)



Cut a piece of yellow card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold.


Cut a piece of glossy card stock measuring 5" x 7". I made this tag using the "Alcohol Agates" technique from Tim Holtz. Put a piece of felt on the blending tool, and add drops of the alcohol inks (colors listed above). Tap the colors onto the glossy card stock until it is mostly covered. Now add some blending solution to the felt, and more color if you want to, and cover the card again. You can do this over and over until you get the look you want. Stamp the small horse image using black pigment ink randomly across the background panel. Dry with the heat tool. Trim the panel with a deckled blade to measure 4 7/8" x 6 7/8".


Stamp the image on watercolor paper using black pigment ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color the image using a watercolor brush and distress inks (colors are listed above). Cut/emboss green card stock using the smallest Grand Label 11 die. Cut/emboss the image using the largest Label 11 die. Mount the image on the green label, and add the mounted image to the front of the card using foam squares.


Stamp the sentiment on yellow card stock using black pigment ink, and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Mount on the upper left corner, tilting it slightly, with foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!



hlm said...

Great card!

Caroline D. said...

LOL well when I first saw this on FB I was a little confused since I knew on our DT forum it was for later.... but no matter when it posted, it is still a gorgeous card!! Gorgeous background paper you made!!

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