Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Birthday card fit for a princess
Yesterday, a very special little girl turned 6 years old. She loves pink and butterflies more than anything... so naturally, I had to make her a card that incorporated both of these elements. I didn't take any process photos, so I'll try to just describe what I did.
I started with a printed pink base card.
Then I cut out the silver & white cardstock with pinking scissors, and the silver paper with a paper cutter (and wrote the text by hand, with a Sharpie pen).
The black and white polka dot strips are actually stickers, and I just cut them to size and laid them across the card.
The pink bow at the top is stuck on with a dimensional sticker.
The flower and butterfly at the bottom of the card are stickers.
I set those aside for a bit, then I took what was left of the main sheet of paper (ie the silhouette), and I used Smooch Spritz spray ink in black. I held the spray ink pretty far from the page (which had some scrap paper laid down underneath, so that I didn't ruin my table) to get the light ink spatter pattern.
Then I cut out a little border of the silhouette, and glued it down to my card. I took my two butterfly halves and stuck them down in the middle of the silhouette, and folded the wings up.
Voila! All done!
(I'll give you a hint... the items used were:
- Smooch Spritz spray ink
- a patterned mask for the ink
- my cricut
- a few stamps & some ink.
And an even bigger hint... you can click through the Smooch Spritz tag on my flickr to see some process photos!)