It is graduation time in these parts and I have a few cards in the works for our graduates. Today’s card is a super girly one of one of my favorite people. I went with something very girly and feminine. I have a little pink lover in my house and she definitely approves, in fact, she was a little upset that this card wasn’t for her. I may have to make another one for her.
I started with my quatrefoil panel which began the morning as a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. I applied Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using my Ink Blending Tools. I then stamped the quatrefoil image using Encore Gold Metallic Ink. The stamp was smaller then the panel so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it lined up. I ended up stamping four times to cover the background.
Once I had that done, I set that panel aside and went to work on the gold mat. This also started life a piece of white cardstock. I used my Gold ink pad and applied the ink directly to the edges of my paper. I made sure just to cover the edges that would be showing. Next, I tackled the bright pink paper. I cut a piece of white cardstock, this time I painted the panel using Hot Pink Color shine. To do this I simply spritzed a puddle of color onto my craft mat and used a paintbrush to paint the edges of the paper.
Next, came the sentiment panel. I cut out the larger frame using black cardstock and then a smaller label in white cardstock. I inked the plain label with Picked Raspberry Ink. I then created the sentiment. For this I cut out the letters using the Cotton Candy dies from QuicKutz. I cut these out of white cardstock because I was apparently making things difficult for myself. 🙂 I then colored these with Black Velvet Color Shine. I set my letters aside to dry.
In the mean time, I created my two roses. I made the lighter rose by cutting my petals out using my McGill Paper Blossoms punches and then inking them with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. For the dark pink rose, I cut out my petals and then spritzed them with the Hot Pink Color Shine. I actually made these up ahead of time since they needed to dry overnight. Once everything was inked and dried I shaped and then assembled my flowers. I added the two ribbons to my card base and assembled my elements. I stamped the decorative element below my sentiment using the same gold ink and once everything was glued down I added Black Diamond Stickles to my “Congrats.” I added a few adhesive gems and once everything was given time to dry and that was it.
I am going to have to create a little box for this puppy and I will share photos if that gets done in time. As it happens this week’s challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Flowers so I will be adding my little card today.
Stamps: Quatrefoil Background – Stampabilities & Scallop Scroll – Stampedous
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black & Green – Bazzill
Color Sprays – Hot Pink & Black Velvet Color Shine – Heidi Swapp
Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry & Vintage Photo (on the rose leaves)
Dies: Cotton Candy – QuicKutz, Labels Four & Elegant Labels 4 – Spellbinders
Punches: Dogwood, Starflower & Birch – McGill Paper Blossoms
Other: Black Diamond Stickles – Ranger, Pink Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Clear Gems – Mark Richards, 3/8″ Pink Satin Ribbon & 5/8″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon – Michaels