Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lavender Angel Mini Card



Hi Dreamers!
I have had  a busy week!  I am still making the cards  for Operation Write Home and Card Care Connections.  I have not photographed any of the cards yet, but will share pics with you when I have them.  I have over 100 cards now!!  

*******Upcoming Event:
Lost Coast Design is partnering with Stencil Girl for an exciting blog hop on March 24!!!!  There will be lots of projects by the Design Teams from Lost Coast Designs and Stencil Girl!!  And Prizes!!  Stayed tuned for that on Monday!!





I do have a card for you today too!  I made a mini card using a pretty silhouette stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I wanted something that would attach to a gift bag.  So I made this long and narrow card --about 2.5 x 5 inches.  Take a look.





Materials:
Stamps: Silhouette Angel and Iron Work Border from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Rhubarb Stalk Memento
Distress Stains: Picket Fence, Worn Lipstick, and Tarnished Brass
CS: Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up
Liquid Pearls: Pale pink
Corner Rounder punch
Hole Punch
Ribbon
Pale Purple Tulle






Instructions:

  • Make a long narrow card from Barely Banana textured CS
  • Round corners of each layer
  • Distress the edges with Worn Lipstick Stain
  • Stamp the Silhouette Angel with Rhubarb Stalk ink on Amethyst CS
  • Stamp the Iron Work Border stamp with Worn Lipstick Stain.  
             TIP:  To stamp with Distress Stains -- put the stain on a craft sheet.  Pat the stamp into the Stain to "ink" up the stamp.  Stamp onto  background







  • Add smudges of Picket Fence and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains
  • Layer stamped piece with Perfect Plum CS
  • Add to card base
  • Punch a hole in upper corner
  • Tie the ribbon through the hole
  • Add a line of glue to the back of the card and press a strip of tulle into the glue pleating as you go
  • Add a piece of scrap CS to the back of card to cover the glue and tulle edges
  • Apply the Perfect Pearls to the edges of each layer
  • Add a few drops of Perfect Pearls in the corners--Let the Perfect Pearls dry.






A few fun challenges for my Angel Mini Card:
The Shabby Tea Room: anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons: no Designer Papers
Crafting by Design: use a ribbon
Aurora Wings: anything goes
Created with Love: girly
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes


Happy first Day of Spring!!  We are getting some Spring-like weather...it is not snowing!  LOL!  Well, it was 49 degrees  (F) yesterday. I can see the ground now too as a lot of the snow has melted.  Can't wait for the plants to start growing!  I hope you are having a lovely Spring day!!
Karen

8 comments:

  1. WOW, your beautiful card is a gift in itself! Love that you've stamped the silhouette in color. What a fabulous creation. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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  2. I love the color combo that you used It turned out beautiful!

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  3. Lovely card thanks for sharing with CWL Rachel

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  4. Oh love your tag and your details on how you made it. Thanks for joining us at Created with love Challenge.
    Linda K. DT.
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this card this is sooooooo elegant.
    Perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  6. You have decorated the papers very pritty! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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  7. Oooh LOVE that stamp - beautiful!
    Thanx so much for joining us for our first ever challenge at Aurora Wings
    xXx

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