Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Cards with Blue Fern Studios

Today I want to share two cards with you that you could easily create and use as thank you cards or whatever occasion you need after the Christmas holiday. You will need the Blue Fern Studios Shabby Layered Frame chipboard, Gabrielle Butterfly Set, and the Graduated Circles. Let's get started!

For my first creation, I wanted to use the Blue Fern Studios Shabby Layered Frame. This frame measures 4 1/2" x 5" so it was perfect to use for a card frame. I cut my card base and then got to work on dressing up the frame. I started with a layer of gesso on the frame, and then I used some DazzelerZ spun sugar. Once that was all dry, I used a sponge to add touches of Inka Gold paint on the frame randomly. Here is how it turned out:

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Papers: Webster's Pages Postcards from Paris II, Memory Box cs 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Shabby Layered Frame (painted with Shimmerz DazzelerZ spun sugar and Inka Gold antique gold) 
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink frayed burlap, Adirondack ginger 
Stamp: Memory Box Just a Note 
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts leaves and flowers, other misc. flowers, My Mind's Eye Happy Days wood banner, May Arts twine, Prima resin bird and jean button

I used a "hello" sentiment but that could easily be changed to any sentiment you would like to use.

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For my next card, I used two pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboard. The first is the center from the Graduated Circles set. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen to color it. I wanted it to match the woodgrain color in the patterned paper I used. It looks like I left the chipboard raw but there was a slight color change when adding the ink. It turned out to be just the color I wanted.
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And for the Gabrielle Butterfly, I covered it in gesso first. Once it was dry, I added two layers of DazzelerZ dreamscicle. I let the first layer dry before adding the second layer since the butterfly is so delicate. It helped to build up the paint a bit by allowing it to dry between layers on this delicate piece.
Papers: Crate Paper Flea Market, Memory Box kraft nc 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Graduated Circles (inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen), Gabrielle Butterfly Set (painted with Shimmerz DazzelerZ dreamscicle) 
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink brushed corduroy and antique linen 
Embellishments: wood veneer from Diana McRae, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, other misc. flower, Hobby Lobby doily, Zva Creative flourish, hand-dyed Hug Snug, sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you got some useful ideas to try on your Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Have a blessed week!

1 comment:

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Gorgeous card my dear!

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