Sunday, April 3, 2011

Elements of Style - Twisted Easel Card & Faux Pearl Technique

We had a leader team meeting last night, and we did several wonderful make and takes.  This card is inspired by one of the cards Caroline had made for our make and takes.
It is a twisted Easel card, for which there are numerous tutorial on the internet.  I combined various tutorials to make my own version.
I just loved the butterfly we painted with the watercolor crayons, so much so that I cased that part of the card.  The butterfly was stamped with Stazon ink on Whisper White paper and colored using the Aqua painter and the watercolor crayons.  Now here is where the treatment of my butterfly differs from the make and take.
First of all, there are 2 - one on top of the other.  Second, I finished the butterflies using the faux pearl technique.  Each butterfly was sponged with Baja Breeze ink followed by Tempting Turquoise. Then they were daubed with White Frost Shimmer Paint.  After the paint was dry, the images were rubbed with a dry cloth and the shimmer of the paint was restored as the paint resisted the ink.
Here is the card:

This is the card when it is closed.
Stamps: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play
Inks: Rose Red, Crayons (Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Real Red, Old Olive), Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise
Papers: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Framed Tulip embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Beautiful Butterflies die, Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Ribbons: 5/8" Pretty  in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Whisper White & Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots. Butterfly embosslit.







 Close up of the butterflies








Card open showing the twisted easel.
The sentiment is from Word Play "You're in my thoughts, you're in my heart".  I put a small butterfly just before the sentiment.
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