Today's card was made for the June Card Chain Challenge but I never got around to doing a post on it - which was shameful as I think it turned out very well. So I'm giving it its due now.
It's another mash up of products (my favorite), and it was inspired by a tag card that Dave Brethauer made for Memory Box. I employed my favorite Perfect Pearls stunt - and, in person, the tag shimmers quite nicely. The transparency also looks better in person - hard to get a decent photograph of such things because of reflection issues.
S U P P L I E S:
Cardstock: white (Cougar 80 lb), Hyacinth, Currant, Sage (Memory Box); Stamps: Mercer Rose Background (Memory Box), Live Life and Floral (Hero Arts); Inks: Jet Black (Staz-On), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Ranger Distress Embossing, Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, Weathered Wood (Ranger Industries); Other mediums: chalks (Pebbles), Ultrafine SeaFoam White embossing powder, Glossy Accents and Stickles (Ranger Industries); Fibers: Straight'n'Narrow ribbon (Offray); Other: watercolor paper (Strathmore), transparency sheet; Dies: Prim Poppy and Distressed Tag (Memory Box), Floral (Hero Arts/Sizzix); Tools: Vagabond (Sizzix), Metal Adaptor (Memory Box), Ink Applicator Tool (Ranger Industries)
I N S T R U C T I O N S:
- Make card base out of white card stock.
- Cut Hyacinth panel adn adhere to card.
- Die cut tag from watercolor paper, stamp background with embossing ink, heat set embossing powder, and apply remaining distress inks using ink applicator tool.
- Spritz Perfect Pearls solution onto tag and set aside to dry.
- Cut panel from transparency, stamp sentiment with StazOn ink, and set aside to dry.
- Stamp butterflies with Memento ink and diecut; color with chalk, apply Diamond Stickles, and set aside to dry.
- Die cut Prim Poppy from Currant and Sage card stock. Trim Currant flowers and bud from die cut and adhere to top of Sage die cut.
- Once tag is dry, thread ribbon through hole and adhere to back of tag before adhering tag to card.
- Adhere Prim Poppy die cut, then transparency panel.
- Once butterflies are dry, adhere to card.