ID: MC Jan/15 - Plum Blossom - This Heart Longing card
size: 5"w  x 7"h

Created: January 23, 2015

Suzanne asked me to make a card using embossing folders from the Plum Blossom set and this quote stamp from Quietfire Design  ("This Heart Longing" 2pce companion set); ("Ten Tiny Sentiment" 10pce set)


I folded my cardstock and used a Distress pad "Victorian Velvet" direct to paper around the edges.

Used the floral background folder for the background. Embossed on white cardstock and hit the high points with "Spun Sugar", then embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder. Sponged all over with "Old Paper" really getting in to all the cracks and crevices... Trimmed sown to leave a nice wide border all around when adhered to card front.

Embossed the Lady from the set, hit the high points with the spun sugar & then the velvet. Fussy cut around part of the image.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut using Spellbinders Labels 42 Decorative Accents, sponged some "Walnut Stain" lightly around the edges.  Hit the scroll edge with Versafine "Vintage Sepia", being careful not to invade the white space... then embossed with clear embossing powder. Adhered to card front and then adhered the lady.

Die cut the hearts from the reject background using Memory Box "Cherish Border". Adhered a piece of gold metallic twine using a hot glue gun, then adhered the hearts. Tied tiny bows and adhered them to alternate hearts.

Inked my craft mat with Distress pads, misted with water, smooshed my rubber stamp (Auntie Amy) through the wetness, then stamped inside my card.

Stamped the sentiment with the black, clear embossed, trimmed down and cut a picot edge, then smudged with Tattered Rose.

Added a couple of melted down "Perles" from Michael's - plastic beads, baked at 275 for 45 minutes. I had to increase my temp to 325 and it baked for about 1.5 hrs. Will try again...

Inside card

rejected background...

Applied Distress pads onto my craft mat (Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose), misted with water and smooshed my white cardstock through the wetness. Dried.

Inked up one side of the embossing folder with the Vintage Sepia pad, then ran through my machine and embossed with "Opaque Nutmeg" embossing powder.

I found it too intense for my card, but it worked well for the little details...



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