Saturday, May 21, 2016

Brianne's Special Easel Card

I designed a very special easel card just for my daughter, Brianne.
 
 
Blue Fern Studios gorgeous paper from their Sanctuary collection has a beautiful color palette of plum, brown tones, teal, yellow & white.  First I computer printed a personal heartfelt 'mother to daughter' note on the bottom of the card.  

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.
 
Have a great weekend!  Lisa :)

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios papers -
Sanctuary collection-
Meadows of Time
used for the box envelope
 
used for the stenciled piece
 

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard -


 
Diamonds and Loops
Floral Lattice Bits
 

Martha Stewart punch - Deco Tassel

The Crafters Workshop - Mini Garden Gate stencil

Prima dies - Leaves

The Dusty Attic - chipboard - Page Pebbles #9

Petaloo -
Teal Burlap Picks
 
Teal Mini Daisy Petites
 
Velvet Leaves
 
Stampendous Fran-táge embossing enamels -
Aged Ivory:
 

Aged Teal:
 


Wild Orchid Crafts flowers -


White Gypsophila on a stem
 
 
Earth Tone 30mm Wild Roses
 
Earth Tone 25mm Cottage Roses
 

Yellow Tone 15mm Open Roses
 
Earth Tone 35mm Trellis Roses
 
Earth Tone Hip Rosebuds
 

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
 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love the stencilling and the crackle finish on the chipboard!

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