ID: MC Mar/15 - Delphinus Tags - Enjoy Your Day - HB card
size: 7"h  x 5"w

Created: March 29, 2015

I really love this Creative Expression "Gemini - Delphinus" die set... and this is another take using it...

I'm also using a quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design  and an eCut available on the Silhouette onLine store.

 ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3 pce set); eCut  ("Happy Birthday");


I Die cut my right side, then created my score line... off set... Sponged the edges with Distress "Brushed Corduroy".  Die cut an underlayer and painted with "Seedless Preserves". Dried and adhered underneath.

I eCut the Happy Birthday and a shadow layer. Colored the eCut with Distress acrylic daubers "Broken China", then adhered to white shadow layer. after several elements were added to the card, I decided I didn't like the blue word, so hit it direct to paper with "Picked Raspberry". On the inside used a beige linen style printed scrapbook paper. Used the die cut edge again to mimic the front edge. Adhered a piece under the front . Created another piece which would be adhered leaving spaces for the tags to slip in and out.

Created the tags, first by masking the individual lines on the stamp and stamping with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing. Trimmed each line down and sponged with some blue and then the raspberry. Punched the edge using Martha Stewart Edger "Cherish". Used an xActo knife to cut between the dots to fit my ribbon through. Used a Dusty Purple satin ribbon and adhering the backs with Sookwang tape.

Stamped the Fuchsia (Stampendous), inking with Distress mini pads (Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss) misting with water prior stamping. Fussy cut around some of the flower, then used the die edge to continue the cut. Went back in and continued coloring the flowers using watercolors.

Stamped the quote with the black and clear embossed. Hit the edges with the brown sponge.

The vintage looking flowers are Michael's brand of Perle white beads, baked at 300F in a toaster oven till quite softened (approx 20min), then a blue rhinestone pressed in the center and cooled. Love the way these beads crinkled and aged looking like vintage flowers... (6mm plastic pearl bead mix). Make sure the beads are touching each other when baking, or when softened, use a metal spatula or tweezers to push the beads together so they touch, continue baking.



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