Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Another Inspiration Challenge Card - BIC10
Beate had another great inspiration item for her challenge this week and I got right to work on it. I am having such a good time with embossing, I decided to do it again on this card.
For this card I used a stamp called From the Garden. First I inked it with Versa Mark and then with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped the image on Whisper White card stock.
Next I applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed the image.
After that I used water color pencils to color the image. I kept the colors pretty light, but they are actually more intense than the photos. I only colored the flower itself and left the surrounding foliage blank since I didn't plan to use that part.
After cutting out the flower I made a background paper by sponging blue and yellow on Very Vanilla card stock. I backed that with dark brown. I didn't have any large dark brown brads, so I used brown ink and embossing powder on copper colored brads.
I want to give a shout out to a couple of new bloggers. Joanne has a new blog called Mainly Flowers. She has only been blogging a few weeks, but already has a few awesome tutorials. Sharon has only been blogging since February. Her site is called Stampin' and Scrappin.' Scroll down on her blog to see some fantastic cards using Lovely as a Tree.