Monday, 5 September 2016
A little Late...
I've titled today's post a little late as this is the Birthday card I made for Tracey the Fabulous in house crafter at Creative Expressions however her Birthday was in March! She decided to have an official birthday when she was on holiday in June by which time I had lost the original card I made!! Therefore I remade this one specially for a very late birthday surprise!
When I wrote the March's child poem I did have Tracey in mind so it was great to be able to use this for someone I knew matched the words!
I started by stamping the sentiment in detail silver embossing powder onto CE heat resistant acetate and I wanted a shaker card. I then added the frame, made with the 3 largest dies in the Geneva die set by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions, cut in white straight onto the acetate. I then added foam around the oval and added a mixture of iced snow and white micro beads. To seal the shaker element I used Sue Wilson's technique of adding a second piece of the acetate which meant I had a separate shaker element to add to the card.
Next the background. I used a piece of the kitchen roll technique I showed on Hochanda a few weeks ago whereby I stick a piece of kitchen roll soaked in pixie powders onto card using Cosmic Shimmer glossy glue, seal and glaze. I added a sprinkling of silver gilding flakes and some distress glitter as well and sealed the whole piece with more of the glue.Once dry you get this beautiful handmade paper look with a gloss finish.
I framed the background with the double pierced background dies in bright white I added a layer of white and of cobalt blue to emphasise the colours. I then foam mounted the shaker element onto the front in the centre.
I arranged these around the oval along with the foliage form the festive range cut in white and french navy foundation card. I added one of the smallest daisies at the opposing corner and added a few layers of white and blue to frame and finish the card.