Best Wishes

by Faith
(Oklahoma, US)


This is a card I made one day while playing around with some different techniques... I started with an A2 top folded card base made from black cardstock, rounding two corners with a corner punch.

Next I cut a piece of kraft card just smaller than my base, rounded the corners and embossed it, and then covered it with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter.

I cut a 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 piece of white cardstock, rounded the corners and did a crayon resist on it, then inked over it with TH Distress Inks in Broken China and Pumice Stone.

Next I die cut butterflies from the inked panel (dies from Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Hero Arts) and did the packing tape technique using the matching stamps.

I then layered that panel onto black cardstock and attached it to my embossed kraft card, wrapped a ribbon across all the layers, and attached the whole thing onto my base card.

The sentiment was a freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, and I stamped it and embossed it with Zing! embossing powder and cut it out using Spellbinders Lacey Ovals.

I stamped and embossed a fan design (also a freebie) and cut it out using the next size up in Lacey Ovals, layered it onto my card front with foam dots, and attached the sentiment on top.

For finishing touches I added a bow made from matching ribbon, and gems in the corners.

Christina says ...

Such a pretty card and don't the rounded corners give it an unusual look, giving it your own personal touch

I love playing around with stuff in my craft room as it always fun to see what you end up with.

Sometimes it can be a really pleasant surprise and others maybe not quite what you expected ... but it is only card and paper and it is fun to start all over again.

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Jul 25, 2015
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by: Jenny Cottam

Hi Faith
Love your card. You have used so many techniques so I bet it was time consuming but well worth it in the end.

Jul 24, 2015
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by: Donna Okoniewski

Hi Faith. A lovely card with sooooo many different techniques. I love how you offset the ribbon too. I've been doing that on some of my cards lately, as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Well Done!

Jul 24, 2015
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Best Wishes
by: EDITH

Good morning Faith

What a lovely card so easy on the eye

Jul 23, 2015
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Faith,
by: rinda

this is really a very special card, like the round corners

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