Monday, September 9, 2013

Bright and Beautiful Birthday Card with Gloria

Hello everyone! Gloria here today. I have a bright and sunny card to share.

I love the bold colors mixed with black and white, and the "chalkboard" sentiment is just icing on the cake!

To create this card, first rub ink onto the Passion Embossing Folder from the Fine Designs Collection. Make sure to apply ink to the inside of the folder on the section that contains the black Couture Creations logo, as shown. If you don't care for the "watercolor" look, you can use a brayer to apply the ink. If you want a more "distressed" look, use the ink pad directly on the folder. Place white cardstock into the folder and emboss. Make sure to wash your folder right away with warm water.

Remove your paper from the folder and use a heat tool to make sure the ink is dry. Rub chalk pastels over the raised embossing. I chose a bright yellow chalk. Use your finger or a paper towel to buff the chalk. Use a gentle touch.

Next, create the flower. I used the Couture Creations Roses Nesting Dies.

Cut one of each size rose from yellow cardstock. Ink the edges with the same ink you used on the embossing folder. Rub the surface of each flower with the chalk pastel. Lightly spray each flower with spray mist (or water) and crumple them.

Once the flowers are dry, uncrumple them and cut slits between each petal. Gently bend each petal. Stack the flowers together, adhering them with glue.

Shape the rose as you attach each layer. The combination of the chalk and the spray mist gives the paper a rich, velvet texture.

Create the sentiment by stamping a greeting onto black cardstock with white or watermark ink. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Use the Couture Creations Rectangle Nesting Dies and Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out the sentiment as shown.

Attach your sentiment to the card with Foam Mounting Tape.

Thanks for joining me today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723046 Nesting Dies  - Rectangle
CO723047 Nesting Dies  - Scallop Rectangle
CO723218 Premium Nesting Dies  - Roses
CO723251 Fine Designs - Passion Embossing Folder
CO721956 Sharp Point Scissors
CO721986 Handheld Essentials - Embossing Tool
CO721965 Double-Sided Tape
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721957 Cutting Mat

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