Got Coffee, me too… I’m reformed though!! LOL at one point in my life I drank coffee incessantly… to the point that I had jitters when I skipped. Now I’m a one cup a day woman, how about you?
Today’s card features a to be discontinued stamp set and one of my favorites.. Happiness Shared. This lovely desert rose stamp set is perfect for marker coloring or water coloring. I’ve written super Saturday tutorials featuring Happiness Shared too… I will really miss this one!!The lovely desert rose, magnolia or bloom (what would you call it??) was colored using blush blossom, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo stamping’ write markers. For the most part I used the fine tip to color and outline accented areas.
The focal image is highlighted with a basic black paper doily die cut from the big shot die cutting machine, a layer of melon mambo card stock and basic black brads perfectly placed using a mat pack and paper piercing tool. CAN YOU BELIEVE SU! IS RETIRING THE MAT PACK… YIKES!!! I think I use that terrific tool daily!!! Check out my online stamping’ up store to order yours before the supply is depleted!!
In addition to all the pink shaded stamping’ write markers, the leaves were shaded using certainly celery, pear pizzazz and old olive markers. A light shadow was added around the actual bloom/image using retired pure color pencils… one of my favorite retired items from years past!
Using the fine point tip of the marker allows me more control when coloring leaves… layers of color create depth and texture.
And the coup des grass… diagonal 1/2” scoring courtesy of the simply scored diagonal score plate which, coincidentally is a fabulously terrific tool for creating your own envelopes and envelope inserts!!!
And… a simple knotted organza ribbon ‘bow’… just lovely don’t you think?
LOL… years ago, I created a convention swap using a popular wedding stamp set and diagonal scoring. Believe me, the diagonal plate makes it a LOT easier than how I did it!!!
See you tomorrow with a new Super Saturday Tutorial feature.. lots of texture and fabulous fun card suitable for dimensional canvases and artists as well!
I look forward to reading your comments… some of you are so sweet and comment daily, I really love that!! Big hugs to you all!!!
Stamps and Supplies used in today’s….
Got Coffee… Me too card share featuring Happiness Shared!
Stamps: Happiness Shared WM 118038 / CM 120534
Papers: Basic Black 121045, Whisper White 100730, Pretty In Pink 111351
Ink: Basic Gray 109120
Terrific Tools: Mat Pack 105826, Paper Piercing Tool 116631, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Paper Doily Die 125592, The Perfect Die Cut Shim
Awesome Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Stampin’ Write Marker Set 119806, Neutrals Brads 119736