Hello and Welcome!
I hope you are all well today and enjoyed the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend…
I’m back today to share an elegant birthday card that I created using the new 3D Elegant Texture Fade. This is the second card that I’ve shared recently featuring this wonderful pattern. (You can check the other card out HERE) I absolutely LOVE it! It amazes me how simply adding a textured background to a card can easily dress things up…this card also features the new Trinket Frames Bigz Die, and Wildflower Stems 1…so let’s begin!
I started out by stamping the Ledger Script Background Stamp (CMS241) with Black Soot Distress Ink directly onto the flat part of the 3D Elegant Texture Fade. I lightly sprayed a piece of Distress Watercolor paper and inserted it into the folder then ran it through my Vegabond three times, in order to get a good impression. I removed it and dried it with my heat tool.
I blended the background with a Walnut Stain and Pumice Stone Distress Inks, then blended some areas with Ground Espresso and Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon using a damp finger, until I had the background just right.
I stitched around the outside of the background with my sewing machine and cream thread, then began working on the embellishments for the front of the card.
I cut a stem from the Wildflower Stems 1 die set and colored it with a variety of distress markers (Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Iced Spruce and Shabby Shutters) and a Detail Water Brush. I cut a green from the Garden Greens Die Set out of scrap paper that had been blended with a variety of green distress inks.
I cut out a background from the Trinket Frames Bigz Die, the part that I used is the center that is leftover after you cut one of the frames, it make a perfect label or background! I blended it with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, spritzed it with water, dabbed the drips with a towel and dried it with my heat tool. Then I blended the edge with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I stamped a border from the Ornate Trimmings Stamp Set (CMS326) with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink, then typed out the phrase “Happy Birthday” onto a scrap of paper and trimmed it down to place on the front.
I tied the wildflower and green together with a small piece of cotton thread, then adhered it to the trinket background.
I adhered the trinket background onto the card front with pop dots, and then on to a card base.
With that, my card was complete!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Ledger Script (CMS241), Ornate Trimmings (CMS326)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Elegant 3D Texture Fade, Wildflower Stems 1, Garden Greens
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears, Hickory Smoke Archival Ink-Distress Archival Ink Pad Kit 3
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Detail Water Brush
Distress Ink- Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
Distress Markers- Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Iced Spruce and Shabby Shutters
Distress Crayons- Ground Espresso, Tarnished Brass
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium
Other- Sewing Machine, Cream Thread, Typewriter, Cotton Thread