Friday, June 7, 2013

Sweet Sixteen!

Today is the first Friday in a new month already! It's Father's Day month in our family, but my inspiration was going in a totally different direction the past few days.  My new flourish die-cut had yet to be opened so I wanted to create something  soft, delicate and swirly!  What better way to portray this than with a "Sweet Sixteen" card.

 Here's what I came up with....

"Sweet Sixteen"

The card background was created using a "Belleek" Technique that I learned from a friend.  The coloring mimics and is similar to Irish pottery.

You will need an embossing folder with a large amount of negative space, a light shade of ink and a brayer to roll the ink on evenly.

Using the brayer, I inked the top inside cover of my embossing folder with Ranger Distress Ink - Spun Sugar.  It is best to use a subtle color for this technique to achieve good results.

 Couture Creations Flamingos and Hedgehogs Embossing Folder worked well with this technique.

  I cut a frame using Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Classic Rectangle-Large Nestabilities.  This was layered on top of the embossed background.

Next, I mounted the embossed cardstock onto the card base then die-cut and assembled 3 flowers with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  While the glue on the flowers was drying, I die-cut 4 pink flourishes and 4 white flourishes using the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.  Using both a pink and white swirl, I layered them around the left side and bottom of the frame. 

The 3 flowers were added in the lower left of the frame.  I used pearl buttons for the flower centers. I tucked a few feathers into the flower cluster for added dimension.

The sentiment tag was printed in my card program and die-cut with a Spellbinders Lacey Pennant die-cut.

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2amscrapper said...

This is beautiful! The background is fabulous and I never think to use a frame in this way.

wendipooh13 said...

wow!!! gorgeous card and LOVE the embossing!!!

rose said...

This is simply beautiful, loving the softness & colour`s
I really miss everyone, but keep in touch with you, Glee and Dawn
I really must make more of an effort to get on cropstop, I never used that $15 voucher, hopeless aren`t I



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