Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Flowers

This card started out as a monochromatic card but once I had it together it seemed to need something else. I decided to add the butterflies but didn't want them to be to bright or have to much of a contrast so I went with barely banana card stock. The card base was stamped first with the sanded background stamp using mellow moss ink and then stamped with the french script background stamp using white craft ink. The main image was stamped with white craft ink on mellow moss card stock and them embossed with white embossing powder. The flower image was mounted to whisper white card stock but then I decided it needed something so I punch a strip of whisper white card stock using a fleur de lis border punch and adhered the strip to the left side of the image. The ribbon is some that I picked up at Michael's and the color went great with the mellow moss card stock.

Supplies Used: Paper: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana; Ink: White Craft, Mellow Moss; Stamps: Just Believe, Sanded, French Script; Other: White Embossing Powder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Fleur De Lis Border Punch, Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals

Monday, May 2, 2011

Collage Sympathy

I can't believe how many sympathy cards I've had to make so far this year. It doesn't get any easier trying to come up with something different. I really wanted to use this stamp and since I'm making the effort to utilize my supply of discontinued card stock the colors actually came together quickly. I stamped the image in versa mark ink on very vanilla card stock and embossed it using black embossing powder. I really wanted the image to have an antique/aged look so once I had colored the various elements on the image, I sponged the entire piece with close to cocoa ink and mounted it to the varying layers of close to cocoa and mellow moss card stock. The close to cocoa card base was stamped with the sanded background stamp using close to cocoa ink and the edges were also sponged with close to cocoa ink. I used spring flowers dsp mounted to mellow moss card stock for the remaining elements of the card and adhered everything to the card base.

Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Spring Flowers DSP; Ink: Versa Mark, Close to Cocoa, Various SU Markers; Stamps: Garden Collage, Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Other: Brads, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Black Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals