I designed a very special easel card just for my daughter, Brianne.
The BFS Floral Lattice Bits chipboard is heat embossed in Fran-táge Aged Teal. This beautiful aged teal has gold flecks in it. I added some decorative elements to it - prills, roses, bling & stickles. All bling used on this card was recolored with Currant colored alcohol ink.
Because of the beauty of the printed bird and flowers, I chose to keep the inside of the card simple.
The chipboard word is from Want2Scrap.
I inked it with Raisin colored Archival Pigment ink and then topped it with Crackle Accents.
I also decided to add a piece of chipboard for more stability and first covered it with some BFS paper from their Blush collection. Then I stenciled it with crackle texture paste. Once it was completely dry, I spritzed a little bit of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Sassy Sapphire and then their Moon Shadow Mist color Treasure Island Aqua.
Finally, I added a floral arrangement with a resin birdcage.
I punched a pretty section from another piece of the same paper used for the main front of the card.
This piece was matched up to the design on the left hand side, as you can see in the close up below.
BFS Diamonds & Loops chipboard added an interesting element to the card.
It is heat embossed in Fran-táge Aged Ivory (has gold flecks in it).
I placed bling inside each diamond shape.
In the center of the front of the card, I created a floral arrangement and made sure to include teal colored flowers because of the teal color in the paper that you can see just behind and above the arrangement. To the gypsophila white flowers, I inked the tips with Raisin color Archival Pigment ink. I also added some of this beautiful Raisin ink on the paper in various random areas. The card measures 8" x 12".
Then I created a box envelope for Brianne's card. The lace trim is sprayed with LSG Moon Shadow Mist Treasure Island Aqua; and this same spray was also misted all over the box so when you turn it under bright light or in the sun, you will see the teal shimmer sparkles.
The box is completely lined on the outside with sheer ribbon ending with a tied bow so that it can be hung on the wall. I recolored the ribbon with a GORGEOUS retired color from Lindy's - Amaryllis Burgundy. I cannot believe that they would retire such an outstanding plum-ish color! I hope they bring it back someday. The box envelope measures 9" long x 5-1/4" high x 1-1/2" deep.
A close up of the flower arrangement & 'dream' pebble on the box.
I brought this custom designed card & box envelope to my daughter today. Made a day trip from Louisiana to Sugarland, Texas just outside of Houston. Had a great day with Brianne, her wonderful & awesomely funny husband John and my sweet hubby, Joe. Brianne loved her card :) And my Grand-kitties are doing great! I picked up Marcy, the ornery Calico, and kissed her and talked to her...telling her how much "Gwamma loves her". I swear, she remembers me! She used to live with us years ago. It really MADE my day to see her and kiss her. I was so happy to see Brianne too....and of course my dear SIL. :)
Here is the full card opened up...the center is another piece of chipboard covered with gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper that I added for additional stability.
Ahhhhhh....I feel so peaceful now.
Blue Fern Studios papers -
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard -
Martha Stewart punch - Deco Tassel
The Crafters Workshop - Mini Garden Gate stencil
Prima dies - Leaves
The Dusty Attic - chipboard - Page Pebbles #9
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers -
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst color Sassy Sapphire; Moonshadow Mist color Treasure Island Aqua;
Starburst color Amaryllis Burgundy (retired color)
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - Scattered Straw
Ranger Crackle Accents
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol ink - Currant
Want2Scrap clear bling
Prima Finnabair artExtravagance White Crackle Texture Paste
ColorBox Archival Pigment ink - Raisin
Prills - Lemon Chiffon
Hobby Lobby & Michael's craft stores - sheer ribbon; ribbon lace; teal/yellow paper flowers; resin birdcage
|Lg flower used on the box envelope|