Here is a lovely easel card for celebrating a special event. It features Elizabeth Craft Designs Modascrap “Romantic Bouquet”, vellum, some mulberry paper flowers and two handmade stick pins.
Supplies: Modascrap Romantic Bouquet Die, vellum, mulberry flowers, cardstock- #110 for base and pale pink for accent color, stick pins- made with pearls and seed beads and stick pins, gossamer ribbon, pearl button embellishment.
Enjoy more pictures below 🙂 This card is available on my Etsy shop- HydeParkHill.etsy.com.
Happy Birthday! Here is a new birthday card. Again, I used the embossing folder letter press technique to make my own beautiful background paper. I love using watercolor paper for this as it is thicker than regular cardstock and really glows with the distress ink. Using pre-made mulberry paper flowers makes this card come together quickly.
Supplies: 140# cold press water color paper, embossing folder, distress ink (spun sugar, peeled paint, mowed lawn) 5″ x 7″ white cardstock card base, Spellbinders rose leaves, embellishments: feathers, pearls, Staz-on Black ink, Happy Birthday sentiment stamp of choice- I used one from JustRite.
Directions: Make your background paper by cutting a piece of watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink up the front inside of the embossing folder, put in paper, carefully and gently put your paper inside and close it up. Run it through your machine using the correct stack for embossing – I used the Spellbinder Grand Calibur. Set aside the piece to dry. Using another piece of watercolor paper and Staz-on ink*, stamp your birthday sentiment. Cut it out with a die, run it through with the embossing matt for more detail on the edges, edge with spun sugar distress ink. Cut out leaves from watercolor paper, spritz with water, ink leaves with peeled paint and edge with mowed lawn, shape with fingers while wet and set them aside to dry. Distress the edges of your base piece that you letter pressed. Arrange leaves, a white feather, other embellishments and flowers as shown. Give to a friend!
*Please note: It’s important to stamp your sentiment with Staz-on ink or a similar solvent based ink with watercolor paper. A water based ink will run on watercolor paper and not give as clear of a stamped image. If you use a dye based ink such as distress ink for your sentiment the watercolor paper will suck up the ink (because it has water) and run with it. Granted there are instances when you want a softer look, just not with the sentiment/words. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave a comment/question and I will reply. 🙂
Have a beautiful day!
When you need a “thinking of you” card to encourage a friend going through a difficult time or as a sympathy card to don’t want it too fussy. Here is a lovely one that isn’t too over the top. 🙂
Supplies: 5.5″ square card base, lilac paper, white cardstock, seam binding ribbon, mulberry flowers, Cheery Lynn “thinking of you” die cut, Tattered lace corner swirl, Spellbinders square (discontinued), rhinestone bling, 5.25″ background swirl die (unknown)
Directions: layer die cuts on card base with dimensional foam, use hot glue for the flowers, make a seam binding ribbon 3 loop bow attach with hot glue, add bling, double matt inside. Done. Lovely!
If you would like to purchase this card, it can be found in my hydeparkhill.etsy.com store.
Have a beautiful day!