Fabulous Florets and Faux Water Coloring… I was going to save this card to use as part of next weeks’ Super Saturday Tutorial, but it’s so easy-peasy I couldn’t wait to share it.
Today’s card features the Fabulous Florets and Friendly Phrases stamp sets along with Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!Layers of color were used on the card as well as the stamped floret image… complimentary in old olive, early espresso and of course, whisper white.You usually see a grouping of three brads on cards, but today’s long panel focal image seemed to cry out for a couple more. Here I’ve added a row of 5 brads using my mat pack and paper piercing tool for precision placement and spacing.Faux water coloring results were achieved by coloring the flower first with a lighter, pretty in pink marker and then tracking the outer edges using the brush tip of a Regal Rose marker. Similarly, the leaves were colored with certainly celery and old olive markers. Just before stamping, the image was re-hydrated with a breath of warm air.Friendly Phrases “happy day to you” was inked in color coordinating rich razzleberry ink, and stamped dtp (direct to paper.)A tiny paper daisy added to the lower right corner of the sentiment is topped with a tiny basic rhinestone jewel… a little bling for an otherwise soft and sweet card.
A little off topic… but I hope these two accessories make the cut when the retired accessories list is published in two more days!! They’re some of my favorites, although I bet the paper daisies won’t… what do you think? As a finishing touch, Pretty In Pink 5/8” satin ribbon was knotted and tied across the layered background complimenting the colors of the flower panel.
Off to my stamp room… LOL I’m running out of cards and stuff to share, must create more. I look forward to reading your wonderful sweet comments, and hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow!
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Supplies used in today’s…
Fabulous Florets and Faux Water Coloring Card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets WM /CM , Friendly Phrases WM /CM
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP 125409, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Terrific Tools: Mat Pack , Paper Piercing Tool
Awesome Accessories: Metallic Brads , Pretty In Pink 5/8” Satin Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Stampin’ Write Marker , Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker , Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker , Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker , Paper Daisies , Basic Rhinestones Jewels , Stampin’ Dimensionals