Thursday, January 17, 2013

Foiled & Distressed Kanban dress card with ribbon flower

This is one of my most favourite recent makes and is far more detailed than my usual style. I do love it though.

I started with an 8x8 scalloped edge card blank that I inked using my distress inks. I added some swirls onto the base card by using a stencil and my quickie glue pen with some gold foil (a bargain from the Kanban outlet). The main card topper, also from the Kanban outlet, was made using 2 flat images of the same dress. I cut out one and layered it up with 3d foam pads and then added some foil highlights using both gold & teal colours. I didn't have any gold mirror card/paper in the right shade to match the rest of the card (for matting & layering) so I again used my foil, and thin double sided tape, to create a foil edge onto my mat.

I used my cricut 'paper lace' cartridge to cut the teal floral mat from another Kanban outlet paper that has a floral embossed pattern. I mainly used this to add another texture to the card. I completed the card with a ribbon flower.

I made the ribbon flower by firstly choosing 3 differently textured ribbons, and a button, that matched the colour scheme of the card. I also found a dark teal button from my stash. I cut the dark brown ribbon into 6 equal lengths, folding them in half and attaching to the back of the button with PVA glue. When that layer was dry, I repeated the process with the teal ribbon, cutting each piece slightly longer and attaching it inbetween the first brown layer. I repeated the process for the final layer but rather than folding the ribbon over, I cut the ends of it into the v shape. When all the glue had dried, I attached the ribbon flower to the card with some more PVA.

It's a sort of Spellbinders inspired card made without any Spellbinders products! In fact, the Kanban outlet bargains mean that this was an incredibly cost effective card to create but did take a fair amount of time.

I am entering this card into the Card Makin' Mamas 'Anything Goes' challenge at 

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