LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Friday, 31 August 2012

Happy birthday Kelly!

Hi there!

I'm here today to say a very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet friend and fellow DT member Kelly.

Kelly is just the loveliest girl and I'm so blessed to have her in my life (and on my team over at ABNH!)

A few of the girls at the blog got together to make her some bee-day cards...

Here's mine.


I'm in love.

So I grabbed a handful of Distress Markers and scribbled a little patch of colour from each of them (in a line obviously!) covering the entire length of my piece of watercolour paper.

Next I took a mini mister and added a few scoopfuls of Perfect Pearls into some water. I shook it up well (after I closed the lid LOL) and then I sprayed the bejiggety--thats a lot-- out of the paper. I tilted it on an angle so I would get a nice 'drippage' look (and that way the colour would spread over more of the paper).

When I was happy with it, I dried the whole thing with my heat gun, dabbing at the excess pools of liquid that appeared. Then I sprayed it some more :) I heat-set it again.

Next I ran it through my Big Shot and diecut using the GORGEOUS Memory Box die. I added a few of the butterflies that had been diecut out, onto the side of the panel and added my sentiment.

Finally I adhered it to a Shallows notecard using THICK dimensional adhesive so that I'd get a pretty shadow beneath those butterflies.

Love Love LOVE

Here are the goodies you'll need to make this card (and you really do need to make it, it's so purty in real life!!)







Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to head over to the blog to see the other UH-MAZING cards that have been made for sweet Kelly :) and if you can, go to her blog to leave her some beeday lovin :)

*crafty hugs*

Linda xx



6 comments:

Annette said...

this is gorgeous...love all those amazing butterflies...

Tracy said...

Very pretty card! I love all of the colors and the butterflies!

Melissa Shea said...

yahoo for distress markers! lovely shimmer too :)

Katie said...

Thanks for the quick tutorial! Saw this last night-late and really wanted to know how you did it. I have that butterfly die and now I will get to use it on a super fun technique.
You continue to inspire me!
Happy Birthday Kelly!! Hope it has been a great one.

Carla said...

how cute! I keep thinking I need some distress markers.... maybe one day! Love the colors.

Disp6194 said...

I know I've already told you but I'm saying it again I TOTALLY love this card! It's so pretty I adore the rainbow of butterflies :) You are so awesome <3