December 15, 2009 - Vintage - Happy Birthday

Created: December 13, 2009

"Vintage - Happy Birthday" card
Size: 5"w x 7"h

I just finished the 12 Days of Christmas Tags on  Tim Holtz's blog. Had a great time making them, even though I'm not generally a tag person. But on this last tag he created roses from Grungeboard paper. They looked fabulous. Tried it and came up with a good result, but found they were tedious to make, so thought I'd try one from cardstock. And this is the result. I will continue making them from cardstock. Made a couple changes to mine. Mine is a bit smaller and the 6 petal flowers cut on my Cricut. Tim also mentions cutting off the cone section on each floret to lessen the height, but that's  not easy to do and still keep things neat. I decided to just cut out about a half inch circle from the centers of each. Easier that way. Also when I was gluing everything together, I also mounted my rose onto a small circle so it would be easier to adhere to whatever project I was working on in the future. And I used my Bead Roller to curl my petals. Worked like a charm.

Sprayed Shimmer Mist Cherry Limeade onto white cardstock and smooshed the color around. Then put a thin layer of Delta Pearl White acrylic paint over the whole paper to lessen the intensity of the cherry. Cut out the florets with my Cricut. Made my rose and set aside to dry.

So I put Worn Lipstick and Tea Dye onto a melt art mat, misted with water and smeared a piece of white cardstock through it. I also made a  mixture of Scattered Straw and Heirloom Gold in a mini mister and sprayed my cardstock, wiping up excess color with a paper towel. Dried it, cut it to size, then used a candle to really burn my edges. (had a handy mister filled with water to put out the flames). Ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Script embossing folder, brayered the high points with more Tea Dye.

My main card is a two sided card, the front being a burgundy and the inside a greyish color. Layered the card with a cream toned Pearlized paper, then my script paper at an angle. Put a piece of exquisite lace from edge to edge on an angle as well. Added some white pear button brads. Adhered my rose and added some paper leaves, two types to add contrast. Rubber stamped my sentiment (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock, and thermal embossed with Queen's Gold. Punched out the ticket shape with a Tall Ticket punch by McGill. Added some lines with a micron pen and sponged on some Antique Linen.



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