Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here is a different look working with flowers. Joan sent me some new stamps by Studio 490, Wendy Vecchi and I used stamps from two different sets to create this card; "She Created Art" and "Botanical Art". We are having a very cloudy day so I am disappointed the photo does not show the pretty colors on the flowers and butterfly. I stamped two each of the flowers in the "She Created Art" set, using brown ink. The writing is on the flower stamp and I really like that look. Two different Distress inks were sponged on them. The butterfly is from the "Botanical Art" set and matches the flowers so well. It was also sponged with the same inks. Using tools from the Flower Tool Kit Joan sells, I shaped all the petals. They were layered. It is very dimensional but because I took the card looking straight down you can't see that. Small beads were added to the center of the flowers. The foliage was cut using the Sizzix "Decorative Accent w/Flower" die. I over lapped the two flower stems cut from this die. I also shaped them with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit.
The background was created using a piece of textured card stock and embossing it with the Tim Holtz "Bricked" embossing folder. I used a brown ink to sponge over the bricks then lightly used some black over it. The greeting is from the same set as the flowers. I love what it says. Three buttons from my stash were added to complete my card.
My DD has invited us over for dinner tonight and right now my DH is waiting for me to go watch a movie with him. I'm having a great weekend and hope you are too.
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