Monday, January 23, 2012

Luck of the Irish and Irish Rose cards

Quick update ... I received an email that the link to the paper tole tutorial included with the rose card from yesterday, wasn't working.  Sorry about that ... I have now fixed the problem and the link is working.  Thanks Susan for letting me know ... I appreciate you taking the time to email me!!
Also I had to make another card for TLC361 - Inspired by Belleek Pottery :)
I used the same technique as the card earlier today for creating the "Belleek" background.  I've included in the photo below, the two lovely Belleek vases that my SIL has given me over the years (she's originally from Ireland), along with the card they inspired.  Hope you like.  

"Luck of the Irish"

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  Garden Green, River Rock, watercolor (SU!)
Ink:  River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cuttlebug "Floral Screen" embossing folder, Big Shot, brayer, water mister, sponges, heart-to-heart punch, 2-step bird punch, Aqua Painter, 1/4" Garden Green grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" hole punch, sticky strips, glue dots, Tombow glue, and dimensionals

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I made my background paper by lightly misting watercolor paper with water, wiping off excess (leaving paper damp) and placing it in the embossing folder that was inked on one side with River Rock ink (using the brayer to get it even).

I punched several small hearts from watercolor paper, misted with water and added Wild Wasabi re-inker with my Aqua Painter so that the ink "bled" into the paper.  Once dry, I sponged all the edges with more Wild Wasabi ink and used the Stampin' Write marker to add the details.

I punch the leaf sprig from the 2-step owl punch three times from River Rock cardstock.  I cut off all the leaves to make the "stem" as long as possible.  I also punched three 1/4" circles and glued them onto the tips of the stems (used as a base to glue on the hearts).  I glued three hearts onto each stem and let them dry.
I inked the sentiment in Garden Green ink and misted lightly with water before stamping onto watercolor paper.  I trimmed to size, sponged the edges with River Rock ink and then mounted on a River Rock frame (also with the edges sponged with more River Rock ink).

I wrapped two pieces of Garden Green grosgrain ribbon around the embossed panel and tied knots (offsetting them).  I used sticky strips to adhere the embossed panel to the card base of Garden Green cardstock. 

I added the shamrocks (adhering them with glue dots) and the sentiment (popped up with dimensionals) to the front of the card.


Today is the Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC361) - Inspired by Belleek Pottery.  Besides being inspired by the pottery itself, there is another part of the challenge, that is to make your background of your card look by porcelain by inking an embossing folder with a very subtle color and running it through with white cardstock.  Not sure what the name is for that particular technique ... but love the results I got using my new Cuttlebug "Textiles" embossing folder that I got for Christmas from my dear friend, Kelly.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but the background is a soft version of Crumb Cake and really makes the white raised embossing stand out.
I was inspired by the colors of the Belleek roses that were shown in the examples for the challenge, so I used my Spellbinder's Rose Creation die-cut and Razzleberry ink to make a purple rose.  I actually have two pieces of Belleek, given to me by my dear SIL, Moe ... I may have to make another card using them for inspiration.

"Irish Rose"

Stamps:  On the Grow (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cuttlebug "Textiles" embossing folder, Big Shot, brayer, water mister, ornament punch, sponges, Spellbinder's Rose Creation Die-cut, Sizzix Little Leaves die-cut, small oval punch, medium oval punch, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, Scor-Pal, stylus, clear stickles, brad, sticky strips, glue dots, Tombow glue, and dimensionals

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I used watercolor paper for the background.  Just had an idea that if I used damp watercolor paper, the ink color for the background would be very soft ... it worked.  I misted the watercolor paper with water, used a brayer to add ink to the front inside panel of my embossing paper, wiped the excess water off the paper (leaving it damp, not wet) and then ran it through with the folder in my Big Shot ...I just love the look!).

I took a second piece of watercolor paper and used my Scor-Pal to create a grid.  I punched out an ornament and trimmed off the bottom.  I added just a little drop of stickle at each intersection of the grid to give the vase bling.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink so that it would stand out from the background.  I used the leftover grid cardstock for the sentiment and also sponged the edges of the small oval with Crumb Cake ink.  I mounted it on a medium oval frame of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

I sponged Whisper White cardstock with Razzleberry ink and then die-cut four of the smallest roses from the Rose Creation Nestabilities.  I sponged more Rich Razzleberry around each petal of the four roses ... for the one I used in the middle, I sponged the underside just in case some if it would show.  I used my stylus to curl the petals on each flower and then layered them together and secured them with a brad (doesn't show).  I gathered up the first layer and pinched it together to created the middle of the flower, using Tombow glue to secure.  I then moved the other petals around until I was happy with the look.
I cut out the Little Leaves from Certainly Celery cardstock and then sponged the edges with more Certainly Celery ink to give them dimension.

I assembled the card front, adding 1/4" grosgrain ribbon about 3/4" from the bottom of the edge and tying a knot off center.  I used the ribbon as if it were a ledge to hold my vase.  I added the vase, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.  I attached the leaf sprig and rose using glue dots.

I mounted the card front onto the card base of Rich Razzleberry and also attached the sentiment with sticky strips.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Cards...So dainty...