My card is a different color combo, uses different stamps and a embellishments. First I used a texture plate for the Barely Banana base but only embossed the front. Then I sponged a very light coat of Sahara Sand to bring out the detail. I layered a piece of Cameo Coral on that. Next I took a piece of Certainly Celery and distresed the edges a little and layered it on the Cameo Coral. I set that aside to work on the next layer.
The next part was to use a piece of Blush Blossom and age it. First I used Blush Blossom ink and the En Francais background stamp and stamped a very light background. Then I used the color spritzer with a Close to Cocoa marker. After that I embossed with clear embossing powder and the filigree stamp in the Frineds 24-7 set. I sponged a little Sahara Sand over that. Lastly I really distressed the edges but good! Tearing, separating paper layers, a little ripping, rolling, etc. I did a little sewing in one corner - by hand, not machine. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip.
Now on to the embellishments....
I stamped flowers from Friends 24-7 on Very Vanilla cardstock with Sahara Sand ink and then used Stampin' Pastels to give them some color. Next I covered the entire piece with Versamark and clear embossing powder to give it a nice shine. I used the Sizzix and Beautiful Butterflies die to die cut it. In retrospect, I think I should have sponged the edges a bit. I tied a bit of linen thread around the butterfly for a body and antenae.
I stamped the sentiments in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla and cut them out. I adhered "FRIENDS" over the same word on the Blush Blossom layer and adhered "24-7" where I would put the Very Vanilla Hodgpodge Hardware over it. I added a little fold of Certainly Celery satin ribbon under the hardware.
I love how the layers of texture look on this card so I decided to make a second one. It is very similar however I used the bird punch instead. And I added a pearl in the middle of the stitching.
Again, I love how both cards turned out. It is really nice to be able to case something, change it up a bit and make it yours.
I did use some soon-to-be-retired colors: Barely Banana and Cameo Coral. Stock up before they are gone!!!
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Stamps: Friends 24-7, En Francais
Paper: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Other: Close to Cocoa marker, Cameo Coral and Certainly Celery pastels, linen thread, pearl, Very Vanilla Hodgepodge hardware, Certainly Celery satin ribbon, clear embossing powder
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Harlequin texture plate, Bird punch, distressing tool, paper piercer, needle & thread, sponge color spritzer