Victorian Inspired Card
From the Heart Card
I think that today’s project has a heavy Victorian feel to it. This baby has a lot going on but I think that it all works. I have made another video to go with this card, view below:
I started with a piece of 5″x7″ white cardstock and applied ink using the wrinkle-free distress technique. I used Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, and Gathered Twigs. I actually did a second application with Fired Brick only.
Next, I applied VersaMark through a mesh stencil and then brushed on Pearl Ex Pigment Powders in Sparkle Gold and Super Bronze. I then stamped a distress floral element in the lower right-hand corner using Copper ink. I then brushed on a little more Pearl Ex in Sparkle Copper.I also stamped some wording in the top left-hand corner, I used Frayed Burlap. I then distressed my edges with my Edge Distressing tool and inked the now distress paper with more Frayed Burlap.
Next, I cut a little bird out of pattern paper and added more a little Frayed Burlap. I also cut a damask die from more pattern paper. The papers are from the same 12×12 paper collection called The Second Wind by Prima. I added more ink to the damask die cut and trimmed it to fit my paper.
I then created an element using Grunge Paper. This stuff is super cool but for some reason, I am always forgetting that I have some. I might have to see if I can cut this with my Silhouette Cameo. I used a pre-cut lock and I also cut out another bird which I layered under my pattern paper. For the lock, I inked the keyhole with Black Soot ink and then embossed it with Black Glitter Zing Embossing Powder. I inked the lock with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, didn’t like the way it looked so I colored it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I then applied and heat Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. I added a little Aztec Gold Pearl Ex Powder for accent.
I then took my plain little bird and stamped a floral cluster with VersaMark and embossed this with Gold Zing Embossing Powder. I also added a clear Lush Brad, for an eye.
Then came the creation of the roses. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die. I inked the medium flower with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and then shaped them with my McGill Paper Blossom tools. I cut down each petal and then used my reverse tweezers to add three folds on each petal. You can see a video on how to make paper roses here. I then added some bright green leaves that I inked with Old Olive and more Frayed Burlap. I adhered the roses and leaves the card front.
Next, I added this oversized fabric covered brad. These are Downton Abbey themed and I am so wishing I had bought more. I then created the sentiment frame. I used the Tim Holtz Saying Stuff set to create the sentiment. I first stamped the frame with Frayed Burlap and the fussy cut that out. I then inked the frame with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I then inked up the sentiment “from the heart” with Frayed Burlap and then adhered that to my card using foam tape and Scor-Tape. My last step was to add the adhesive pearls and brads.
As you can tell, I was very heavily inspired by Tim Holtz for this project. My initial inspiration for this card was this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; Powder Power. Thank you as always for visiting my Blog. I hope you enjoyed this project!
Ink: Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot Distress Inks – Ranger, VersaMark & VersaMark Dazzle – Tsukineko, ColorBox Gold & Copper
Embossing Powder: Glack Glitter & Gold Zing! – American Crafts, Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
Stamps: Urban Tapestry, Flights of Fancy, and Saying Stuff by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Neenah Solar White & The Second Wind Paper Collection – Prima
Pearl Ex Powder: Sparkle Gold, Super Bronze, Sparke Copper, and Aztec Gold
Other: Mesh Layering Stencil – Stampers Anonymous, Grungeboard & Grungeboard Elements, Gems & Pearls – Recollections, Brown Adhesive Gems – Mark Richards, Fabric Covered Brads Downton Abbey – Crafters Companion