Thursday, May 17, 2012

Center Step Birthday Card

Today is a "landmark" birthday for my niece (the one that made the scrapbook pages here and is in my scrapbook page here. Don't worry Karin, I'm not gonna give your age away). She LOVES purple. so I had to make her a purple card to make dealing with turning another year older just a wee bit easier.

Side view that showing the steps at a different angel.

Here's a template to make the card yourself.

To make my card you need the following supplies. Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop.


For All You Do Stamp Set *retiring 5/31/12
Iridescent ribbon - craft shop 

Cut Designer Series Paper (DSP) for sides 3 1/4" long by 1" wide.
Cut Whisper White butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit and adhere according to photo.
Center mats:
Basic Black mat - cut @ 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" - emboss with Petals-a-plenty embossing folder.
Whisper White mat - cut @ 3" x 4" 

  • The focal image is created using the color resist technique. A video on this is in the works.
  • Stamp flower and stem in 2 steps in Versamark ink. 
  • Emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Once embossing is set, stamp En Francais stamp in Basic Gray ink. Stamp lightly on scrap paper first to remove some ink. Then stamp on Whisper White mat, over the embossed flower. 
  • Once ink is dry, rub a paper towel on the flower to remove the ink. 
  • Take Wisteria Wonder ink and ink Whisper White mat, starting at edges and working your way inward. Ink should be heavier on the edges and not uniform. 
  • Mount the newly inked mat on to the embossed Basic Black mat. 
  • Use Sticky strip to adhere the Basic Black mat to the center of the card.
  •  Apply pearl to center of flower and rub Dazzling Detail on petals of flower. 
  • Tie ribbon  along bottom edge. 

Get out your supplies and try this style card - it's a lot of fun.

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