August 20, 2010

Pagoda Happiness Mini Cards

Hi Everyone! This is Elizabeth from 217 Creations. Thank you Sheila for having me over to play.  I was shopping at Archiver's when I saw a display of fab little cards.  They were all 3x3 and very striking.  So when I read about my good friend Flowerdisco's Pagoda Challenge, I decided to try my hand at making these adorable cards. 
 I started by taking plain chipboard and painting it with cream acrylic paint. 
Once that was dry, I took Glimmer Mist and colored the painted chipboard with Turquoise Blue, Wheatfields, and Lily Pad. 
 Once I had my color sprayed, I took a white paper towel and dabbed the excess up. 
 Then I took the Japenese Scales Cuttlebug Folder and Embossed the painted chipbboard, but  instead of placing the chipboard in for embossing I placed it upside down for the debossed image.
I cut the chipboard into 1x1.5 inch rectangles.
 Then I cut my koi from acetate in a variety of sizes.  The settings I used were Depth 6, Pressure High, and Multi Cut 2.
Then I took Alcohol Ink in Sailboat Blue, Gold and  Citrus.  I dabbed the Alcohol Ink into the acetate to give a watercolored look to the cuts. If you want to learn how I ink acetate, please visit THIS LINK to a video tutorial.
 Then I took by 12x12 double sided cardstock and cut it into 3x 6 strips.  I scored the the middle.  
 Then I trimmed about 1/2 inch off the bottom of the front of the card, so the inside would show through. This cardstock is from DCWV Summer Dream.
Next I stamped the sentiment "happiness" to the card's corner and tied a small ribbon as trim on the bottom of the card.
Finally, I assembled the card.  I used vellum adhesive to adhere the fish to the chipboard squares. 
 I inked the edges of the chipboard square with VersaMark Chalk ink in Turquoise Blue. I hot glued the chipboard to the corner of the card.
The Gypsy file is free download on my blog at 217 Creations

I would encourage you to check out the challenge at Flowerdisco's Scraphut.  
The challenge goes until August 31!  I would love for you to visit my personal blog for the free Gypsy file.
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