Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring Card For A Friend by Chris

I am loving trying different techniques for making background papers and just knew I wanted to do the Brayer Resist that was on Paper Imagery Designs. I gathered some glossy magazine paper and my three distress inks (yes I do need to get more colors), a flower stamp, clear embossing pad and powder. Once I made my paper, it needed something more. I decided to deboss using my new Butterfly Impressability and my cuttlebug. I inked up the back of the metal plate with the Memento Bahama Blue ink, layered my sandwich: the A plate, B plate, Spellbinders embossing pad, cardstock and then my Impressability, inked side down. I topped it with another B plate and needed to shim it a bit more and used two old cards. Love how it came out. I cut it to 4.25 x 5.5 and then glued that paper to a sturdier piece of cardstock (5.75x 4.5).

To embellish the card I decided to make a stacked acetate flower that I saw on a blog. It’s super easy. Take a transparency sheet and rub it with a Magic Embossing Pad (anti-static). Then, using any solid stamps you have, ink them and stamp on the acetate sheet. I used my distress inks, a stazon white and my clear embossing inks. I then sprinkled them with the clear embossing powder and heated it from underneath. To deepen the color I used my copics and colored on the back (B06, YR16, R24). I cut them out with my cutterbees and stacked them with pop dots, made a pearl drop as its center and mounted on the card. I love the bumpy texture and the mix of five different flower stamps.

I cut out the “thinking of you” border from Walk in My Garden (3” length), glittered it with fruit punch stickles and mounted it between two ribbons from my stash. Added three more pearl dots and its done—a flowery, spring card for a very good friend.

Cutters Creek Supplies:
Liquid Pearls—Baby Blue
Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
Superfine Embossing Powder Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Clear
Spellbinders Impressabilities Dies—Butterfly
Tim Holtz Distress Inks—China Blue, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade
Stickles Glitter Glue—Fruit Punch
Memento Bahama Blue Dye Ink
Spellbinders embossing pads
Magic Embossing pad


  1. Chris that turned out SO cool!!!!!! Love all the color!!!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the shimmer and the dimension!

  3. I love it! I love all the color. I am really going to try this. Thanks for sharing. Kerry P.

  4. Chris,
    Isn't it fun to try new techniques!! It came out wonderful and the colors are superb.


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