Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One of a Kind Birthday

Michael (my husband) has an aunt that I just adore... always have. She truly is one of a kind. Her birthday was last week, and I wanted to create something special for her. Here is the card I sent to her:

I used the One of a Kind stamp set with the color combination of Real Red, Basic Black, and Blush Blossom. The background stamp is Tres Chic, done in Versamark ink. All the rest of the stamping is done in Basic Black ink, except for the Real Red sponging around the edges.

To make the main image, I started by stamping the flower onto the center of the Blush Blossom piece. Then I stamped it again onto a scrap of Real Red, cut it out, and lined it up onto the Blush Blossom - this allowed the dots to be seen behind the red flower. Then, I stamped it again onto a scrap of Blush Blossom and cut the center portion out and lined it up on top of the Real Red. Finally, I punched a 1/2" small circle out of Real Red, used a black marker to get a consistent outline, and attached it to the very center. I punched through all of these layers with the 1/8" handheld Circle punch and inserted a Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit. I also stamped the smaller flowers from the same stamp set onto Real Red and punched them out with the Boho Blossoms punch. Two of those got Rhinestones, too.

It's rare that I create a card without ribbon... but when you add such sparkly bling, who needs it?!

PS: Do you like my new signature? Thank you, Allison, for sharing how to do it!


dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card!
Your flowers are fantastic.
I love the Bling!

Amy Shattuck said...

ALL your work is so gorgeous, Michele!! You are an inspiration to stampers everywhere! Thank you for continuously sharing your incredible talent!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this card actually glows!