Friday, 24 July 2009

Happy 30th Birthday, Louise!

I made this card in a similar vein to the one I made for Suse & the Wednesday Stamper challenge. The difference being I had the sense to make enough coloured background before I started ;0) Despite how free the colours are, matching them up mid card is very difficult. The Distress inks used were, Faded Jeans/Broken China/Dusty Concord. Once made I spritzed with Perfect Pearls Interference Blue mixed in water. I tend to allow these pieces to air dry whenever possible as they naturally flatten. Heating them to speed the drying time does warp the card & it is annoying having to flatten under heavy objects.

Card front; The dragonflies (cover issue stamp of Craft Stamper) were stamped on the card in StazOn Teal Blue & the vellum wings are embossed in clear powder. I used a fiskars border punch for this one & silver embossing powder.

The inside; I stamped the feather design from the Venaissance Set-Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen in Adirondack dye inks Wild Plum & Eggplant to give it a two tone effect.
The back & behind the front panel; You can see the colours of the distress background far better in this photo. I love the imperfect bits where a bit of white is showing. I overstamped the whole pieces with my Hero Arts Old Letter Writing background stamp in Adirondack Dye ink Eggplant. The trick with this is to ink the stamp & stamp it down onto a scrap piece first so that the second impression is much lighter. This way it doesn't dominate the design.

The corner stamps are Design Objectives & I had forgotten I owned them as they were hidden away in the back of the stamp drawers!!

I really love making these background pieces & spent an hour creating plenty for future projects. Pop back soon as I have another piece of art to share, but not before I share my Mojoholder Design Team page tonight!


Carol Q said...

you worked hard on this one Paula. great background you made, just gorgeous. the whole card has a lovely soft quality to it.

Karin said...

Love the colour tones you've used here Paula. In fact I love everything about this card lucky Louise. :o)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a tremendous amount of work Paula. Must have taken an age! The result is fabulous. Love the colour combination too.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning card, love the background. The colours are wonderful. Anesha