Saturday 5 April 2014

Flying High

Hi there everyone.  I made this card for a family birthday using Couture Creations - Ascension embossing folder.  The embossing folder is 5" x 7"  so a good size.  I used a snippet of white stamping card and inked it up with some Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers and Memento Bamboo Leaves .  When embossed I found the ink hadn't totally covered the card so I spritzed with some water to help merge the colours a bit more, and then I dabbed on some extra ink until I was satisfied with the result.  I highlighted the balloons and other impresssed bits with the Walnut Stain to give them more emphasis, and I also highlighted part of the larger balloon with the Peacock Feathers just to make it stand out a bit more.

I decided to back the image with black card, and before doing so I trimmed it back very slightly, then I mounted that on to an 8" x 6" card leaving a bit of space at the bottom for the sentiment.  I decided to mount the sentiment on to a punched strip of black card made using a punch from Tonic called Doily Border which had a piece of grey satin ribbon down the middle, but when I experimentally placed this at the bottom I wasn't sure that I liked it.  After thinking for a bit I decided to sit it over the image itself and change the shape so that one end was cut in a 'v' and the whole thing wasn't quite from edge to edge.  This left a bare piece at the bottom which I ended up cutting off.  The sentiment plate itself I cut using one of the smaller dies from a set of Spellbinder - Scalloped Ovals.  I left the die in place and used a very small amount of DI - Peacock Feather to highlight it.

Well I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and thanks for looking at my blog today.

Pat x


Jean said...

This is a great card Pat, I like the inky job you did with EF. Lovely EF too, I've not seen that one before. I think you were right to move the greeting banner up a bit, it looks good.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

You have so much lovely inky prettiness on this background. I think the colours you achieved are so lovely and the image is perfect on this striking card.

Darnell said...

This is scrumptious, Pat! I adore the colors (my faves) which you've done like an expert and the texture is fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, beautiful colours.

Diane said...

What a fun embossing folder and darling design.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

Love what you did with this beautiful EF. The colors are beautiful and especially appropriate for the sky & balloons. I am amazed at how you managed to keep the walnut stain on just the outlines as you did, without getting the color over onto the sky colors. Steady hands! Looks wonderful. Adding the blue around the large balloon really emphasized that one, and loved your sentiment treatment too. Really like the way you did that placement and the pretty ribbon over the border. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

WOW, Pat. Sometimes all I can say is WOW!! Hugs, Darnell