Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gina's Designs Is Turning Three

Hello everyone, and thanks for stopping by.  Today, I want to share a birthday card I made for Gina's Designs' third birthday.  I am also entering it into their May Facebook Challenge, which is appropriately birthday themed.

Paint hand mirror with Nougat paint.  Die cut a small oval from a scrap of cream card stock.
Use die to mark where to cut away your acrylic sticker so it fits perfectly inside the cream die cut.  I removed the liner so I could stick it to my craft sheet while I marked it, then returned the liner to cover the adhesive while I cut away the excess.  If needed, you can smooth the edges with sandpaper, but I like to use emery boards.
Edge hand mirror chipboard base and cream card stock center with Vintage photo, adhere to center of mirror, then adhere acrylic sticker.
Paint thin lines across the top and handle with Emperor's Gold Silks to bling it up.  Add some shabby chic to the handle by scruffing it up with some sandpaper.
Paint decorative border with Vintage Lace paint.  Sponge lightly with Seedless Preserves DI, then blend in some Ripe Persimmon DI to get the right color.
Paint chandelier with white gesso, let dry.  Paint crystals with Stargazer Radiant Gel, let dry, then add 3D crystal lacquer.  Doesn't it look amazing?  Just like crystal.
Paint flames with Yellow Rose Silks, then a touch of Ginger Peach Silks at the bottom of each flame.
Paint chandelier base with Harvest Sol Silks, then top it off with Emperor's Gold Silks.  This makes the gold less brassy and bright, and more vintage and antiqued.
Paint the chair with white gesso, let dry.  Use a foam blending tool to add Forest Moss Distress Ink (DI) to the chair seat, back, and arms.  Scruff up the legs with sandpaper for a shabby chic look.
Paint fleur de lys with white gesso, then use a foam blending tool to add Dried Marigold DI, followed by Ripe Persimmon DI, and finally Seedless Preserves DI.  Adhere fleur de lys to back of chair.
Add Vintage Photo DI to the lace doily.  Paint Beautiful banner with Vintage Lace paint.  Sponge Forest Moss DI around the edges, then hit the high spots with Persimmon and Seedless Preserves DI.  
A few close ups of the card.
I also added the acrylic "Celebrate" sticker to the lower right on the card.
Use the Adorning Squares die to cut and emboss the inside piece of card stock.  Stamp the sentiment in the center with black ink.


Gina's Designs:  Cardstock Doily Set - Intricates; Parisian Shape Set
Cardstock:  Medium Gray, Joy Crafts Romance print paper, mauve
ColourArte Silks:  Harvest Sol, Emperor's Gold, Ginger Peach, Yellow Rose
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paint:  Nougat, Vintage Lace
Dies:  Tonic Butterfly Bracelet Strip Die Set (oval), Spellbinders Adorning Squares (inside)
Distress ink:  Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Grape
Birthday phrase rubber stamp (The Artful Stamper)
Black VersaFine Ink pad
Acrylic stickers (my stash)

I hope you enjoyed my "beautiful" birthday wishes card for Gina and Gina's Designs.  May you have many, many more.  


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful indeed Barb!! Such a lovely layout! xo