Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another Inspiration Challenge Card - BIC10

Stampin' Up Card using From the Garden
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.


Joanne said...

I love this card - and thanks for the tutorial to go along with it. I haven't used that technique for inking with Versamark first. (Still new in the stamping world!) Looking forward to trying it.

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for the "plug" (ie. advertisement in OzSpeak). I love your blog and will be visiting every day during my "blurfing" time. I just love getting ideas and inspiration from other crafters.

beate said...

Lovely card! Perfect for the challenge! Thanks for playing.
Hugs and smiles

Monica said...

Beautiful card! Awesome job on the tutorial!

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