Sunday, May 29, 2011

On the Grow

What a sweet set!   As soon as I saw it in the new Summer Mini Catalog, I fell in love!  It’s probably because I love to watercolor, not that I can watercolor in real life though.  But that’s why I love stamping.  With stamping, it looks likes I can watercolor! (wink)

I made this card for a friend who fell and broke her ankle and her wrist.  Get better soon Cheri!  I hope she doesn’t see this post before she receives her card...  :0)

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Lately, I’ve seen a lot of cards using white on white cardstock with loads of texture, so, I just had to try it out myself.  It was such a quick and easy card to make.  And yet, it has the look of a card that took a long time to create. 

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I ran the base of this 3 1/2 by 5 card through the Big Shot using the Finial Press Texture Impressions folder.  I “recycled” by using a scrape piece of Whisper White card stock that already had the edge punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.  Before I stamped, it was run through the Big Shot with the Tulip Frame Texture Impressions folder. 

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The image is stamped in Stazon black and then using my aqua painter and classic ink pads, I colored it in (Perfect Plum, Old Olive & Bashful Blue).  Added a few pearls, of course, and then spritzed it with the Smooch Spritz.  The camera didn’t pick it up, but the spritz gives it a nice pearly finish.

This one is definitely a candidate for 1 of the 2 cards we’re making in this month’s Card Class, along with a Father’s Day card.  You’ll have to check back in a day or so to find out.  Or better yet, click on the “Subscribe” button in the right hand column to have my blog post show up right in your inbox!

Thanks for looking!

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