Friday, March 13, 2009

Getting Sentimental

Happy Friday, everyone! I had such a fun time at the Gina K release party. If you were there, I hope you had as much fun as I did. All the new stamp sets and digital papers that we previewed all week are now available to order.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Flourishes Getting Sentimental challenge. We were to use a sentiment as the main focal image in a card or project.

I stamped the sentiment from Thank You Tulips and cut & embossed it using my oval nestabilities. Before I popped it out of the die, I sponged some Creamy Caramel.

I wanted one of the small tulips to be turned in the other direction, so I moved the stem on my acrylic block to go against the direction it wanted and stamped one of the flowers that way.

I colored the images with Copics and cut them out. I wanted one of the leaves to also go the other direction, so I cut it off and moved it over to the other side of the stem.

And here is what it looked like after I adhered all the flowers down. I sponged the background layer with So Saffron, Blush Blossom and Apricot Appeal. Then I stamped the swirl, from Siberian Iris, with Creamy Carmel and Apricot Appeal, going darker to lighter, from the bottom to the top. I had to do some stamping off as I got toward the top, to get this effect.

Flourishes is releasing some new sets tonight and having a release party in their forums at SCS tonight. I am going to try to pop in there for a bit, so maybe I'll see you there!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

13 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Theresa what a really gorgeous card hunny. My MIL would love this card! daffodils are gorgeous aren't they, a sure sign of spring! have a great weekend, hugs Linda x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Theresa what a really gorgeous card hunny. My MIL would love this card! daffodils are gorgeous aren't they, a sure sign of spring! have a great weekend, hugs Linda x

Gvendalen said...

About, there are no words as it is beautiful!

craftimamma said...

Beautiful card Theresa. Those colours are luscious. I like how you sponged the sentiment oval too. So simple but so effective.

Lesley Xx

Patti J said...

Your sponging and color combinations are just beautiful. This card makes me anxious to the 30's to go away and let spring get here!! Thanks for sharing!

Heather "Hev" said...

I love the golden tones - fabulous work Theresa :)

asela said...

Beautiful! Everything you create is lovely.

Elena said...

So beautiful! The flowers are so delicate! Love the soft colors!!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the idea of leaving the nestie on while sponging - BRILLIANT!

Shirley said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that set too!

Anna (aka Siberian Stamper on SCS) said...

Theresa,
your stamping is amazing!!! I have recently subscribed to your blog and I find myself looking forward to updates on a daily basis... Your designs are very elegant, colors well chosen and the delivery's superb!!! Pure stamping harmony :)

Deb Neerman said...

Just beautiful, Theresa! Love your sponging and the stamped swirls ... perfection!

Brenda said...

great for my spring hello cards...thanks for sharing ...I always forget I can cut and paste and create something new from my stamps...smiles