Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cheep Talking Card

I know, what a goofy title for today's post, I couldn't come up with anything catchy. Anyhow, have you checked out the Featured Stamper over on SCS?? Today SCS stampers honors Wattle (aka Kathy) as the gallery goddess this week! Her gallery can be found here, and you are welcome and invited to case anything in there! What a great talent and so much to choose from. I chose her Beate-ful Butterfly card, which she made as a case from a previous Featured Stamper, but she changed it up just enough so it showcased her own style and personality.

So here's what I did with it.

I used Crate Paper's Blue Hill Collection for my DP. (It was still on my table from yesterday). I cased her sketch but changed up the embellishments, the stamps and of course the DP.

First I created the circle focal point using Scalloped Circle Nestibilities and SU's Cheep Talk set (hence today's title). Then I cut the center DP panel and white layer, punched a border with MS Lace Border Punch, layered those following Kathy's sketch and and added the bow. Then I pierced the holes around the border of the white panel and proceeded with the embellishments.

I was itching to do some paper flower punching so I decided instead of the pearl backs that she used, I'd make some flowers for the corners.

So I punched a bunch of a teeny flowers using a punch by Punch Bunch from some of the Blue Hill DP. Impressed them with a stylus so they would cup up.

Then I punched some fern branches with my Marvy fern punch and glued those onto two of the corners of the card.

Then I just started gluing and clustering the flowers on top of the fern branches. This is really easy to do, even though it may look complex. I just pour some Zip dry glue onto a non-stick piece of paper (like the part you remove from the backs of stickers) so I have a pool to use. Then with tweezers, I grab a little flower, dip the bottom into the pool of glue and stick onto the card. Takes very little glue and it all dries clear so you can move them around on the card to position them until the glue dries.

I put a teeny bit of glue in the center of the flowers and dropped a white seed bead in them. This picture shows the flowers before the glue has dried so I was still moving around some of the flowers and setting the beads in the right place. For this I use a wooden finger nail manicure stick (but you could use a toothpick).

Once it's all dry (see, you can't see all the glue I smeared all over it), all that's left to do is photograph it and post it on my blog!! (After photographing this card, I noticed couple of the beads fell off -- don't look!!)

Hope you like it!! Congrats again to Kathy and thanks to ya'll for checking in!!


LeAnne said...

Very pretty--although I would probably go blind doing all those beads! LOL

Chrissy D said...

Lots and LOTS of work went into this baby! I hope the person you send it to saves and cherishes it forever. Truly beautiful Anna!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl...I had to pick my jaw up off the keyboard before I could start typing....this is spectacular, Anne!!!!I can't believe all the work you put into this are the BOMB, girlfriend!!!

Julia Aston said...

The colors on this are just wonderful Anne! and your flowers are SO TINY and so beautiful!!

Judy~SCS~jaydekay said...

what a sweet card Anne,, I love these tiny flowers and the bead centers. I have tons of these beads... now I need to get them out and use them.. I love the delicate look.
I missed seeing your wonderful card in the scs fs gallery.. need to go back and take another look.
have a wonderful weekend.