Friday, July 17, 2015

Oversized Congrats Card with Vintage-Shabby Patina Flowers

In celebration of a friend's college graduation, I made my first 6"x6" card with some elements that I had not added, nor created, prior to this one.  Cricut cartridges, Sizzix dies/embosslits, and punches created the die-cuts, and time became my best friend in this card's development process, as I dyed and scrunched flowers, twisted gold cardstock to make corkscrews, embellished and sponged elements, and added a monogram "D" to customize the overall piece to the recipient's first name.  My goal was to add a variety of components, dimension, and layers to convert the appearance of the card to one that would deliver an interactive experience.

Craft and Smash:  Sentiments
Let's Craft and Create:  #103 Butterflies or Birds (I added both.)
Petal Lu:  Anything Goes, Featuring "That Craft Place"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper:  July Challenge

Papers:  Mud Pie CS (Bazzil Basics Christmas Stack made for My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Collection) Union Square DSP Stack (Recollection), Soft Suede CS (Stampin' Up!), Ivory CS (Staples, #110), Elegant Soiree DSP (Stampin' Up!), Dark Brown CS Scrap (Source Unknown), Gold CS (Recollections), Caramel Brown CS Scrap (Source Unknown).
Inks:  Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), Gold Pigment (ColorBox), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), Baja Blue (Stampin' Up!), Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), Detail Gold Emboss Powder (Personal Stamp Exchange), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!), Gold Dazzle Pen (Stampin' Up!).
Stamps:  French Foliage (Stampin' Up!), Silhouette Sentiments (Stampin' Up!), Carte Postale (Stampin' Up!).
Punches:  2-Step Bird (Stampin' Up!), Corrugator (Stampin' Up!).
Cuttlebug/Big Shot:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!), Square Lattice Emboss Folder (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!),
Cricut:  Sophisticated by Teresa Collins, Picturesque, Cindy Loo.
Embellishments: Antique Copper Brads (Making Memories).