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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Pink and Brown Daisy Fan Tiles

This card was based on a project in the June 2010 issue of the Craft Stamper magazine.

It is created by making what is called a Serigraph. This consists of a colourful background made with a brayer and three or four co-ordinating colours.

This was something a little out of my comfort zone but I loved the look of the card in the magazine and wanted to give it a try!! I think it makes a nice anniversary card for the in-laws!

To create the serigraph background, a piece of cream card was coloured using the Tim Holtz Tattered Rose and Antique Linen distress inks. This was overstamped with the circle flourish frame image from the Papermania Chatsworth Frames stamp set using Emboss Clear ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White Opaque embossing powder. The Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink was then used to fill in areas of the card that weren't already coloured with the other two colours. The embossing was then wiped with a tissue to remove any excess ink.

Using the Walnut Stain ink, the two butterfly stamps from the Penny Black Enjoy Life stamp set and the Crafty Individuals Wildflowers stamp set were randomly stamped over the sheet. The butterflies were then highlighted with the Sakura clear Stardust pen.

A second sheet was created by colouring a piece of white mulberry paper with the Tattered Rose and Antique Linen inks, and then over stamped with the Hero Arts Old Writing stamp and the Crafty Individuals Butterfly stamps with the Walnut Stain ink.

A third sheet was created by colouring the cream card with the Tattered Rose and Antique Linen inks and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The raised dots were then coloured with the Walnut Stain ink.

The mulberry paper was backed with cream card and small squares were cut from all three sheets using a standard square Nestabilities die.

The edge of a 5"x7" card blank was punched using the Martha Stewart Daisy Fan deep-edge punch and a panel of the embossed card was adhered to the inside of the card so it can be seen through the punched edge.

Six of the small tiles were adhered to the front of the card and a small white Papermania adhesive pearl was added to a couple of the tiles.

The 'Just For You' sentiment, from the HOTP Sentiments stamp set, was stamped below the tiles using the Walnut Stain ink and traced over with the Sakura clear Stardust pen.
Using the Tattered Rose and Antique Linen inks, the larkspur image from the Crafty Individuals Wildflower stamp set was stamped at the bottom of the card blank.
A cream Papermania Imaginisce paper flower was coloured with the same inks and overstamped with the small butterfly, flourish frame and Old Writing stamps using the Walnut Stain ink. A large white adhesive pearl was added in the centre of the paper flower and adhered to the card over the edge of the larkspur stamped images.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:


Shaz said...

WOW Kathleen, what a fabulous card. I love everything about it. The colours chosen are beautiful. x

TinaB said...

Such a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl up!! Hope to see you on Sunday for our Cards for Soldiers event! Hugs Tina (DT) xx

mudmaven said...

Kathleen, this is really stunning! I love your inspired card! Thanks for playing our challenge at Kaboodle Doodles! ~chris

Nikki said...

This is a really elegant card those inchies work fantastic with it :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

**Farrah** said...

Wow Kathleen, beautifully made card! You really put a lot of effort into it, and it looks amazing!!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

Jill said...

I saw that article in Craft Stamper and your card has given me a push to have a go - its gorgeous, love that MS border punch. Thanks for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Tracy said...

this is so beautiful love the design. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card Kathleen.
You have put so much effort into it and it really shows. I love the design and the colours you have used.
Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope to see more of your gorgeous work in further Kaboodle challenges.


Marianne said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Barbara said...

Wow!! What a detailed and elegant card. It is truly a work of art. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Sunday Challenge. I hope that you will join us again next week for our challenge: Christmas cards for soldiers. Hugs..Barbara

Cammy said...

What a beautiful & elegant card! Thanks for playing with us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Chris said...

I just saw this card on the Craft Stamper site. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours, stamps and design.


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