Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Birthday, Allison!

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Today's card project was created for the 7th anniversary of Allison's 29th birthday! Soooo, Allison, this card's for you!!

I created the focal images by loading my stamps with Versamark watermark ink, followed by black Distress ink, then stamping on Xerox 110# card stock. Next, I embossed the images with clear embossing powder.

When cool, I sponged on Water Lily Green and Orangerie hybrid ink, then gently rubbed the inks off the embossed portions. I did the same on a large scrap piece of card stock to create the matching scalloped edge.

I wove gold metallic floss through the holes in the scalloped border and cut a flourish and a matching mat.

Finally, I added some gold Liquid Pearls to the blossoms and attached a gold frame hanger and finis!

BTW, several of us schemed to wish Allison a happy birthday today. If you'd like to check out the cards created by the other bloggers who participated, click on the following links:

Zarna; and,

Thanks so much for sharing part of your busy day with me ... and many happy returns of the day, Allison!!


Card Stock: Xerox 110#, Bazzill, and CutCardStock; Stamps: "Nature Silhouettes" by Cornish Heritage Farms; Inks: Versamark Watermark Ink, "Black Soot" Distress Ink by Ranger, and Palette Hybrid; "Gold Pearls" Liquid Pearls by Ranger; Clear Embossing Powder: Unknown; Gold Metallic Embroidery Thread by DMC; Gold Frame Hanger: Unknown; "Threading Water" Border Punch by Fiskars; "Swirls" Die by Sizzix; Large Classic Square Die by Spellbinder's; Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Adhesive: Scotch ATG 714 and Scrap Fusion by Ivy Hollow; Dimensionals: Unknown, Obtained in a Sticky Share


malieta said...

Your card is very pretty Deb! The colors and the distressing are very beautiful together!!

Theresa said...

So beautiful! I love your elegant design and colors. Your photos are always so beautiful.

Jackie said...

Just beautiful! I love the gold floss in the scallop punch and the Liquid Pearls on the flower.

Tina said...

Wowsa! This is absolutely stunning!

Annapurna said...

Just beautiful. Now why didn't I think of weaving floss through the holes. Awesome job girlfriend.

You have to tell me where to find these liquid pearls.

Corie said...

This card is absolutely GORGEOUS

Allison said...

Wow Deb, this is a beaut! I love the green parts (looks like eroded copper!). Thanks for the (several) birthday are certainly one of my fav'rite gals out there.

wendyp said...

This is stunning! Love that color combo!

Zarna said...

Gorgeous card, the colours feel so warm!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!! Love the patina look to the green. You are ever the thoughtful one. Glad to hear you're all better too!

Tonniece said...

WOW!!!!! Lucky Allison, this card is stunning.

Happy Tuesday

Mel M. M. M. said...

SO gorgeous! I just love how your work always has a softness and yet is so very rich looking. What a gorgeous colour combo & technique. Brilliant!

Julia Aston said...

Love the cord woven through the punched edge and the wonderful gold embossing - just lovely Deb!

Smriti said...

Your card is so beautiful Deb! Really like the way you created your focal image.