Sunday, 23 January 2011

Thinking of You...

It has been a couple of days since my last post.  I have been busy out in the garden, but now it is just too hot again, so with all housework, etc completed, music in the backbround, Tennis on TV - sound turned down, and my stamps everywhere, I can play!  What better way to spend Sunday arvo, except the beach or maybe fishing!

The inspiration for this card comes from the new sketch over at Stamping 411 and I have combined my group's weekly challenge where we have to make a Sympathy card - see Here for the 1st card posted.

Again Stamping 411 have supplied the measurements for the sketch -

Base: 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"

Layer 2: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" *** note: this is an extra layer, you could skip this one.. :D
Layer 3: 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 4: 3 3/4" x 3"
Layer 5: 3 5/8" x 2 1/2"

For my card I used the Bigshot, Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots - I am loving this folder, but you have probably guessed by now - and embossed Whisper White Cardstock

Taking a piece of Watercolour Paper, I randomly applied Shimmer Paint and allowed to dry.  If you are too impatient, this is where your Heat Tool comes in handy, but I am happy to do something else while waiting for Shimmer Paint to dry.  Wipe your Embossing Buddy over the Paper.  With your image, stamp over Watercolour Paper using Versamark.  While still wet, apply Embossing Powder - White, over the image.  Tap excess into your Tray, and heat image using your Heat Tool.  I love embossing as I love to watch the Powder change colour....

Using an Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade, colour your image.  This is the best part, as you can pick up the ink and with your Painter, lighten or darken your image until you are happy with the result.  I kept mine light as I wanted to keep the whole card very clean.  I then stamped my sentiment directly over the Shimmer.

I've found using Shimmer Paint, even the bright colour inks will look soft once stamped.  It also gives a completely different to Watercolour Paper.

Adhere this stamped paper to Poppy Parade Cardstock.  Adhere ribbon to the Embossed Whisper White RHS and adhere Poppy Parade to this piece of Cardstock.  Tie bow and adhere to card.

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Inks - Poppy Parade
Cardstock - Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Watercolour Paper
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polks Dots
Ribbon - 3/8" Taffeta - White
Accessories - Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Embossing Powder - White, Shimmer Paint,
Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Bigshot

Tip - Sentiments like "Thinking of You", "For You", etc make for great cards,
as they cover all types of occasions.

Until next time, Enjoy!

11 comments:

Gwen said...

Vicky, what a beautiful, elegent, understated creation. It conveys thoughtfulness, caring and compassion. I love what you have done with the Fifth Avenue Floral. I am in awe.

Cindy said...

Very Pretty Vicky I really like the softness of it.
Cindy

Lisa Hensley said...

this is so pretty!!

Kerin said...

Too hot?!?!?! Jealous!!! Your card is stunning, love the white with the pop of color on the roses...beautiful as always :)

Robin Merriman said...

So lovely Vicky! Love those roses!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

My kind of card! Love the white with a splash of color. Just lovely!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous! Love the Poppy Parade layer with all that white! Great job! Hot? We are at 7 degrees! BRRRR....

Selene Kempton said...

Oh Vicky! This is so rich and gorgeous~ Thanks so much for sharing!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful! The white just makes those gorgeous roses stand out even more!

gbarron56 said...

Vicky -- this is so soft and beautiful -- a real work of art! Great job! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Kristie said...

Very pretty!

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