Tuesday, November 3, 2009

another Birthday

So November is full of birthdays... This is one I made for one of my BFF's, It was her 39th ( really, not an again) Her favorite colors are pink and black... And it had to be fab.

So I started off with a large flower from the Pretties kit, Melon Mambo ink (refill) and an Aqua Painter. I took lots of pics so I could share my process with you.

So to color the flower you need to pick up the ink with your wet Aqua Painter, I start in the middle of my flower ( because I know it will be covered later, lol)

I get the color on my flower, then if I want it darker I can add more, or the cool thing is that if it is too dark I can get it wet and remove some of the color!

While the flower was drying I took my Shimmer paint that was mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed a piece of Basic Black cs, I then used my 1 inch circle punch. See the shimmer?? I used mini glue dots to attach the punched piece to my flower.

I was not sure what I was doing, so I got out my scalloped edge punch and a piece of Melon Mambo cs and punch the edge. Then, I love the Night and Day DSP, so I took a piece of it and used a length of white organza ribbon across the center of the melon Mambo, but it didn't look right...

So I then got out a length of Black 1/2 in grosgrain ribbon and layered it across the center of the Organza ribbon. I so love how this looks!! I used the glue dots to hold the ribbon in place.
Next I placed my fully embellished DSP onto a Basic Black card base ( I attached a whisper white cs piece inside so I could write my message)
Then I added my beautiful Flower...
But it still needs something.... I tried to figure this out for a bit, then I thought I would add a sentiment using the modern label punch... but want to layer it with the larger one that goes with the movers and shapers Bigz xl die ( big shot) So I managed to figure out how to cut it out... was going to be fancy and not use the Bigz die... I know I saw someone cutting out with out it, but it was just easier to use it in the long run ( 5 seconds vs 10 minutes locating the directions....)
What a disaster that turned out to be!! I loved the saying I used, but wanted to use some bling.... not enough room for that!!
So I ended up just stamping my words ( from a little birthday cheer) and using the corner rounder and layering it with a little bigger piece also with the corner rounder....

What do you think... was it worth all my trouble, trials and errors???
Jennifer Jones

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer, it is a beautiful card. I know your friend will love it. I wrote down the directions for cutting the Movers and Shapers magnetic dies without the Bigz die down and keep it with my dies. Here is the "sandwich" so you can keep it with your dies: Black Impression Pad, Regular Cutting Pad, magnetic die of choice, cardstock, Regular Cutting pad.

    thanks for sharing a great card and the steps (and thought process) for creating it.