Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thanks Card

This is another DT project for Clear Scraps. This time I've used Clear Scraps decorative frames including the centers to create this card.
Here are the steps to it.
1) Use a white card stock as the base for this card. Cut a rectangular piece and fold it. Cut a scallop edge on the card and ink it with tattered rose distress ink.
2) Cut a strip of pink card stock and a strip of vellum with a decorative edge. Use a decorative scissors. Ink the edge of the pink card stock strip with old paper distress ink and highlight the edge of the vellum strip with a white gel pen. Add some details to the left of the pink card stock suing a white gel pen and some liquid pearls. Hand stitch the vellum strip onto the pink card stock strip. Add some scroll felt on the vellum and detail it with liquid pearls. Paste this piece onto the left border of the card.
3) Cut a square piece from a pattern paper and distress the edges using the scissors distressing technique. Then ink it with peeled paint distress ink. Stamp some flourishes and flower on it using some solvent ink and hand stitch on it's edges. Paste it in the middle of the card.

4) Add a strip of lace at the bottom of the pattern paper.

5) Use the "Stamping using Acrylic Paint" technique on the clear decorative frame and highlight it's edges using a white paint marker. Add details to the stamped images using some pearls and liquid pearls. Attach it to the middle of the card.
6) Attach a die cut title which had been inked a little with distress ink, on the middle of the clear center of the decorative frame. I've added four eyelets to it's corners and some liquid pearls to the die cut title.

7) Add some die cut embossed flowers on the upper left and lower right of the clear frame.

8) Add a cut out transparency bird cage from Hambly Screen Prints on the bottom of the card and decorate it with some liquid pearls.
9) Stamp a butterfly using solvent ink on a transparency and cut it out. Use the fold up technique and attach it to the lower right of the card. Highlight it with some liquid pearls and white gel pen.
10) Lastly, add three sheer ribbons on the scallop edge of the card.
This had been a very fun card to create and I love the look of it. Hope you all enjoy this tutorial. Start playing with some Clear Scraps!
Sources: ClearScraps Decorative Frames; Card Stock: Coredinations; Pattern Papers: Carol Wilson Fine Arts Inc; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps:Autumn Leaves; Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls, Making Memories Acrylic Paints, Queen & Co felt, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, EK Success Zig Painty, vellum, pearls, sheer ribbons, eyelets, transparency, floss for stitching, Helmar Glue, Zip Dry and Glue Dots.


Mescrap said...

Gorgeous !!
This is so much gorgeous !

Karen Lee said...

Beautiful card!

ScrapperK from

Nilla said...

Irene! I love it! Nilla

Gra Sandel said...

Oh, Irene it's so lovely!!!So delicate, I love the colours!!

Candy said...

Hi Irene,
I agree that this card is so very delicate looking. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Whoever recieves this card will have a thing of beauty to keep forever.
I am amazed over and over again with the work that you create!

mininessie said...

this one is stuning!
love,love it !! :D

mi sello personal said...

your cards are so beautiful

Marsha said...

OMG this is gorgeous!!!

paulien710 said...

WOW.... WOW.... WOW
This is soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Not used to see you, using these soft colors, and it truly looks sooooo beautiful!!!!
Love the clear frame, the stamping on it, the lace, the scrolls, the pearls.... there are so many beautiful details on this card. TFS!!!!

Tammy said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! That is the most stunning card I think I have ever seen!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

retiredheather said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is beautiful. Your work has so much detail and this one is stunning.

Michelle said...

Oooh that's purty! LOL! I love how elegant you made it and the clear accents are perfect!! TFS!!

Steph Ackerman said...

GORGEOUS. I love the use of lace and all the acylic you use.
Love it.

knopkiniukai said...

Iren, Ilove it! Beautiful!!!!!


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