Monday, April 13, 2009

Cherish Card

This is my first project for Mon as their guest designer this month. They've sent me this cool line of pattern papers by Memento to work with.

Here are the steps to this card.

1) Use a white card stock as the base for this card. Run it through an embossing machine.

2) Cut out a pocket piece (Just cut a rectangular piece first and use a round chipboard to draw the half circle and cut it out) from a pattern paper. Ink it's edges with distress ink and hand stitch around it's edges. Paste it to the card.

3) Ink some grungeboard flowers with distress ink (I've used fired bricks, black soot, vintage photo). Add some gold liquid pearls to it. Add it to the card.

4) Cut out another small rectangular piece from the pattern paper and ink it's edges with distress ink. I've stamped a butterfly on it and mat it onto a black card stock. Add it to the card. Dress up the butterfly using some Stickles and highlight it with a white gel pen. I've also draw some journaling lines using it.

5) Paint a chipboard frame using crackle paint and later use the "Creating Moss Effect" technique on it. Punch two holes on it's side and tie some ribbons to it. Attach it to the card and add a dimensional sticker as the sentiment of the card in it's center.

6) I've cut out a butterfly from the pattern papers and attach it to the card using foam adhesives. Ink it's edges with distress ink too.

7) I've distressed some flowers using the "Distress your Flowers with Punchers" technique and add a button to finish it off before attaching to the card.
Hope you all like this simple card tutorial. Things had been way more crazy than I expected here at my new home. Loads of finishing touches to get done and even more to unpack and get organized.
Last Saturday had been a fun day for me doing a workshop for the pre-school teachers here and I'll be doing one more workshop in Kuala Lumpur this coming Saturday. It's going to be a fun filled acrylic day!
Guess I better get back to more unpacking now. Will try to post the rest of my projects for Mon sometime this week. Thank you for keep checking back on my blog even when I'm away.

Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Memento; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stickers: K& Company; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls, Ranger Stickles and Distress Stickles, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz idea-ology grungeboard, Inkssentials Opaque pen, Prima flowers, floss for stitching, button, ribbon, Helmar glue, Glue Dots and other adhesives.


Paulien van den Bosch said...

oh gosh..... this is just amazing!!!!!
I love all the different techniques you've used on this awesome project....

gayle said...

What a beautiful card! How do you find the time when you're so busy?? Wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

Moving is always more chaotic than expected. Hope it gets easier for you. I like how you've used several of the techniques you've shown recently. It's good food for thought for making lots of projects.

Tammy said...

Such a beautiful card. I really love that paper and all of your distressing is just awesome!!

jules p said...

very unusual card. love the colors too.

jules p said...

very unusual card. love the colors too.

Mescrap said...

Gorgeous !
Can't wait to see you again.

Vanessa said...

Wonderful and I can't believe you are so organized to find all your stuff already!

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

love this card,its sow beautiful.

good fit in my TH book.

by irene

mininessie said...

realy precious Irene!
i´m in love with your work :D

Jaime Lee said...

Hi Irene, nice viewing your blog and you have such wonderful artwork. I hope we can share some things in common in future because I am into scrapbooking & crafting too. I have something for you in my blog, hope you can spare some of your time to take a visit in my blog! Hope to see you around. Jaime

Beth Norman said...

Thud. That's me falling on the floor. Terrific card. I'm definately going to try to make one following your wonderful tutorial.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours :)


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