Saturday, January 18, 2014

Birthday Card featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Birthday's are special days to celebrate, and I enjoy creating handcrafted cards for my family for their special days. Here's one I created featuring lots of gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. 

"Birthday Wishes"

Tips and Techniques
I took the one of the small butterflies and soaked it in warm water until it was soft and wet through. Then I pulled each of the wings apart into three layers, leaving the body and antennae intact. I curled up and shaped the layers with my fingers and heat set. I painted with gold metallic paint, then dry brushed with metallic blue paint. 

The Blowing Leaves Frame was painted using a fine tip paintbrush. One of the things I like to do is to swirl two or three colors of paint together, but not mix thoroughly. Then, when I paint, I get variations in the colors.

Here's another angle of the butterfly corner.

I stamped the sentiment onto a flag shape I had cut and inked, then added a resin piece and flower to the base.

I cut a Flower Corner into two pieces to layer under the sentiment. I treated it with a quick coat of metallic paint.

I've used another chipboard piece to frame my sentiment inside the card, the medium Victorian Oval Frame. I folded and tucked a piece of ombre organza ribbon on each side.

Here's the card at another angle. Behind the sentiment, I have misted then over the mist, stenciled a crackle design. Each of the layers is inked and distressed.

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Blowing Leaves Frame
Spring Butterfly Small (Set of 3)
Flower Corner
Victorian Oval Frame (Set of 3 - medium frame used)

Other Products
Prima ~ Ledger Pad 12 x 12
Prima ~ Printery - Pressman
White Cardstock - stash
Prima ~ Resin - Old Church Window
Prima Flower ~ Melisse, Belle
May Arts ~ Sheer Ombre Turquoise/Brown (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Mesh Ribbon 1.5 in - Cream (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Acrylic ~ Splendid Gold, Champagne Gold
Lumiere Paint ~ Pearl Turquoise, Pearlescent Blue, Pearlescent White, Halo Blue Gold
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap
Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Denim
Prima Stencil ~ Crackle 12 x 12 in
Scrappy Cat ~ Birthday Clear Stamps
Stampabilities ~ May Your Birthday Be Filled . . .
Helmar ~450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrapdots
Martha Stewart ~ Mini Scoring Board
Ranger ~ Heat It Tool
Prima ~ Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Absolutely stunning with a wonderful vintage feel. Just love the dimension on the scrumptious butterfly.
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  2. Wow Tracey.....what stunning card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the butterfly!

  3. So gorgeous! I just loveeeeeee that butterfly!!!!!

  4. woweeeeee. pure delight and bliss. a brilliant and glorious creation Tracey , loving every little inch of this work ... hugz x

  5. Wow!!! Absolutely amazing card Tracey!!! Love your treatment of the butterfly ... stunning!!! A truly beautiful creation!! ox

  6. Gee whizz - that butterfly looks crazy amazing! And I really, REALLY like the way you've decorated the inside of this card, too....totally gob smacking:):)

  7. What a beautiful card it would be a blessing for anyone who received this.. love the colors and the sparkle and love the butterfly too!

  8. Fine card ! I thank for nice comment

  9. The butterfly looks amazing. Your card is beautiful.


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