Thursday, 30 August 2012

Trinity's 21st Birthday Card.

 Remember those burnt edge flowers I made  a little while ago, well now I can show you what I was planning to do with one of them. I haven't been allowed to post this until today just in case the young lady receiving it saw it prior to her birthday.

I really love vintage stuff so making this was a joy. I got the chance to use all sorts of techniques,  stamping, daubing, heat embossing, distressing, hot foiling,  dry embossing, die cutting, matting and layering,   paper pricking.... although you won't see that as I placed the diamante stones over my pricked pattern.

I have been dying to post this one as I was so pleased with the way it turned out .

So much work went into the construction and decorating of this card that I really don't know if I can even begin to tell you how I made it.

The Stamps
The stamps I used were the background stamp En Francais,
Baroque motif, 
the texture wheel stamp  (all available from Stampin' up until October that is)
a  nameless Tassel stamp  
a dotty flourish  and a Greeting stamp.

 Here's a list of materials used for this card

5 sheets of cream card
3 sheets of brown
1 sheet heat resistant acetate
small scrap of  spotty paper
 versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
Victoria lace
3 Small white feathers
1 pearl and diamante button
1 large flower
2 Brown ink pads I used  Soft suede and Early Espresso
Sponge daubers
Glue and double side tape
1 sheet normal acetate
1  1/2 sheets gold mirri card
I small charm
number peel off s  21

Vintage  wallpaper embossing folder.
Bigshot or similar machine
Label die
corner die
Heat gun
Score board
Bone folder
Hot glue gun or strong glue for the button.

As you can see a lot of materials and time went into this card.
the sides /faux pages of this book were made by making four concertina sides and interlocking the corners together and sticking into your book cover. The centre decoration panel was added after the construction of the book.
The whole thing was then topped off with a sheet of  heat resistant acetate onto which,  I had heat embossed  a birthday greeting and  part of the baroque motif flourish stamp in the top corner.
I  cut a frame from cream card, aged it with the textured wheel stamp and sponging and stuck it over the acetate to conceal the double sided tape holding the acetate in place.

The binding of the book.
I printed  my wording on to cream card and cut down to size and hot foiled, aged with the wheel stamp and sponged.

The box is just a regular box bottom made on the score board,  but the lid was created using a stiff acetate and  was designed to sit inside the bottom of the box rather than over it.
Which conceals the  corner joins in the acetate.
All that was left to do was print off some nice words and cut them out using a label die, Hot foil them, sponge the edges and  stick on the  acetate lid .
I hope you like this one as much as I do.

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