Thursday, 15 July 2010
Commissioned Birthday Card
A customer asked me to make her a girly birthday card with lilac/purple/pink. Well the girly bit was more difficult but as purple/lilac are my favourite colours I got stuck in. I decided to use a Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis image called "Tell me something". She's standing there holding a little bird and talking to him. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and then I tore the edges, distressed it a bit more and then highlighted the edge with a purple Versamagic chlak ink pad. The image is mounted on a tag that I made myself using alcohol inks and then I stamped the U-mount crackle stamp over it and put on Tim Holtz's black distress powder. I still find this difficult to know when it's finished but this time after I let it cool down and then rubbed away the excess it looked better than my last attempt. More practice needed I think!!! The mounts for the card are some silver mirri card, some purple backing paper scrap and then a scrap of purple vellum. The card is finished off with some lace around the front of the card, a thinner lace instead of ribbon on the tag, some brads to hold the vellum on and a peel-off.
This card fits the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings
Practical Scrappers - Embossing
Incy Wincy - Distress it
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes birthday
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
For Fun Challenge - No die-cuts and the main image you must have coloured yourself
Gingersnap Creations - Markers
CAS-tastic - Use any 3 of the following: (1) stamped/digi image (2) inked edges (3) Masking (4) paper piercing (5) lace (6) embossing - I've managed to use 4 out 6 on this card ie (1), (2), (5) and (6)
Rainbow Lady's - Lavender and lace
Meljen's Designs - Long or tall card.
Posted by Kym's Crafty Cards