Friday, 30 August 2013

Dressed in Roses and Butterflies

Embossing is the theme for this fortnight's challenge over at an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, and we're sponsored by Rick St Dennis.  There's some fabulous inspiration by the Design Team, so have a good rifle through all your old stash (you need to use at least one element that is over 6 months old on this challenge and, if you mention it in your post, you could win a fab prize by Rick St Dennis) and come and join in! I've used both hot and dry embossing techniques on this Dressed In Roses & Butterflies card for a teenage girl.


Card Recipe:
Stamp: Hampton Art Stamps Dressed in Roses
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink, Versamark, Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink Purple, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Paper & Card: Bo Bunny, Pearlescent, Stardream, Elegance Satin
Tools: Tonic Studios - Gothic Die Set - Butterfly Border Punch - Maria Butterfly Die, Grand Calibur, Embossalicious Flower Power Embossing Folder, Heat Gun, Cameo Silhouette
Embellishments: Bo Bunny ribbon, crystals, mulberry flowers, glitter, clear embossing powder


Again, quite a lot of detail on this card.  For example, I've used heat embossing and dry embossing and a combination of both.

To start with, I stamped the Dressed in Roses stamp on stamping card and a mat for of patterned Bo Bunny paper using Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink in purple.  This is such a lush and vibrant ink pad, but to allow me to colour over with ProMarkers, I used clear embossing powder over the stamped image and then heat set it.  A quick spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist provided a pretty sheen to the final image.


I trimmed the background mat to size then ran it through an 8x8 Embossalicious Flower Power Embossing Folder.  To enhance the dry embossing against the busy pattern, I rubbed over the raised embossed pattern with a versmark ink pad and applied clear embossing powder before heat setting.  This gives a really textured finish to the background.  

You can see on this picture where I've scattered tiny glittered butterflies as accents all over the card.  This is actually the "waste" from my Butterfly Border punch (although I punched this from offcuts of glittered stardream card just for this project).


To keep with the Butterfly theme (what teenage girl doesn't like both Butterflies and Dresses?), I die cut a butterfly and flower image using the Tonic Studio's Maria Butterfly Beautiful Die, which I then accented with glitter and more scattered, tiny butterflies.














The sentiment was computer generated and then die cut with my Gothic Square Die Set. I created my cardstock mats for these by scanning the die-cut shapes into my Cameo Silhouette, then traced them and offset them.  It's so easy to create perfectly sized mats this way.
Here's one more look at this summary teenage birthday card.



The "oldies" I've used on my card include my stamp, design papers, cardstock, ink, pens, embossing powders, glitter and ribbon.  However, in order to join in the challenge of an Oldie But A Goodie all you need to do is use one item from your stash that's over 6 months old. Hope to see you over at the challenge.


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29 comments:

  1. Your cards are like mini works of art...so much to look at, I almost missed the flowers in the top right corner!! It's beautiful xx

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  2. Wow, such a sparkling and beautiful Card. Lovely colours! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs Frida

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  3. Such a pretty card, love the use of the flower power embossalicious, thank you for joining us over at Crafters Companion xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card. I love the design with such pretty colours and wonderful textures too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

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  5. What a lovely bright & cheerful card. I love the gorgeous dress & the fabulous die cut. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  6. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky
    Wendy xx

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  7. What a beautiful fusion of summer colours and flowers.

    Thanks so much for sharing your new crafty stash with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  8. A beautiful and colourful card, love the glittered flowers and butterfly. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

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  9. So beautiful, Dips! Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: For a Child
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  10. I absolutely love this card. So girly and with lovely pink too which is just right up my street. Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge, Nicola X

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  11. Hi, Dips: Your card “For a Child” in our Challenge #44 is so beautiful–love all the details! Thank you for joining us.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous card in rich colours and flowers. Love all details. Fantastic job!!
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  13. Such a pretty card, I love the colours & the butterflies.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

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  14. Hi Dips, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our "fave colour combo" challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  15. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and the dress stamp.

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  16. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo and the dress stamp.

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  17. very pretty card,love the colours & sparkles.
    sue xxx

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  18. Wow Dips! this card will certainly get noticed, its so abundant with colour and fab design, so vibrant! Fi xx

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  19. Brilliant card, so many elements, so alot to see with this one :D

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  20. Wow- this is stunning - well done

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  21. Very pretty card, love the background papers which go really well with the dress x

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  22. A great card. It is so lively and colourful with so much attention to detail.
    Heike xx

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  23. Gorgeous card...love the colours and the dress....Joolsx

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  24. So much detail has gone into this gorgeous card,I love it x

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  25. Beautiful card, love the colours you have used.

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  26. Such a pretty card, love your tiny butterfly "waste"! Maddy x

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  27. Love the stamp and all the layers on this card. Fab colours! x

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  28. Beautiful card love all the details and colours
    carol x

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