Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vintage Feel Birthday Card

Fancy Birthday Card

Here's another fun project created for the Donna Salazar event at SNR.  I had tremendous fun creating this card.  I did a tutorial for some of the elements in the card (3 tutorials) and I'll share them with you.  Today we'll start with how I created that cracked effect on the rose (my fave part ot the card)!

Donna Salazar patterned paper (Spring In Bloom)
Detail cutting scissors
Versamark pad or embossing ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
Heat gun
Bone folder
Alcohol ink (Ranger – Black Soot)
Inking tool


Step One:  Cut out the corner piece from the patterned paper.

Step Two: Carefully cut the leaves from the flower.  Save the leaves.

Step Three:  Layer on some Versamark or embossing ink.  Sprinkle with UTEE and heat with heat gun.
Step Four:  Layer again with Versamark/embossing ink, sprinkle with UTEE and heat crystals until melted.  Repeat a third time for a nice thick layer.  You can do more layers if you desire.

Step Five:  Take a bone folder (or barrel of pen) and curl the ends of the leaves to create some dimension.
Step Six:  After it has had some time to dry, bend your flower to create cracks.  If your flower doesn’t crack easily, you might need to let it dry longer.  This is the fun part.  Crack away!

Step Seven:  Ink the edges with alcohol ink.  Allow flower to dry before handling and assembling your card.