Anyhow, I had a bit of fun making a shaker card with the Rounded Scallop Frame Die, the Golden Glam Shaker Mix and the Happy Graduation plain jane. The background for the card is my favorite part and I was a little sad to cover up so much of it. Last week during the HSN craft event, I ordered a boxed set of Anna Griffin embossing folders and dies and I am in LOVE! Seriously, every single one is divine. This one is called Pomegranate Paisley. I embossed cream card stock with the folder, then scribbled gelatos in green and turquoise all over it, blended with a baby wipe and then lightly rubbed a black oil pastel over the entire thing. A bit more blending with the baby wipe and it just popped off the page.
The flowers and leaves are from the Bloom & Grow set, embossed on black paper with gold embossing paper and cut with the coordinating Floral Circles Die Set and Elegant Leaves Die. I lightly rolled some versamark ink around the edges of the two flowers and added a bit more embossing powder for a gilded edge.
The top piece is black cardstock with the distresssed polka dots from Better Together embossed in gold, and then I took a Flourished Trim Die, dipped it in versamark and embossed with gold to match my card. A bit of ribbon and some liquid pearls around my shaker and I was done.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your Easter weekend!
|VLV April Week 1 Sketch|
Stamps: Bloom & Grow, Happy Graduation, Better Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: black, cream, random designer paper scraps, acetate
Ink: versamark, archival black, gelatos, oil pastel
Accessories: Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, Floral Circles Die Set, Elegant Leaves Die, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Golden Glam Shaker Mix (Verve), Anna Griffin Pomegranate Paisley Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), gold embossing powder, ribbon, liquid pearls