Thursday, 22 March 2012

Thinking of You....

For the past week or so I've been playing with a couple of colours & for the lif eof me, cannot get enough of them together.  This is the first that I finished this morning.  Yep, heaps of unfinished cards, etc sitting on the side of my desk.  To make matters worse they just keep getting moved from one place to another & back again everyday.....

I've also been playing with Re-Inkers & Blender Pen.  This is my first card using both.
Envelope & Inside card...
Measurements -
Base Card - Sahara Sand - 11 3/4" x 4 1/8" or 29.5cm x 10.5cm - Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 - Pink Pirouette - 5 3/4" x 4" or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - Very Vanilla - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 - Bravo Burgundy - 2" x 4 1/4" or 5cm x 11.5cm
Layer 4 - Very Vanilla - 1 7/8" x 4" or 4.5cm x 11cm
Close up of Embossing & Flowers....
I stamped 2 images onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla with Staz-On Ink & set aside to dry.  I placed a couple of drops of Pink Pirouette Re-Inker onto a Clear Mount Block, coloured my images with a Blender Pen.  I added a very tiny tiny amount of Bravo Burgundy Re-Inker to the same Block & sort of mixed the 2 together so that I could get a darker colour without being too Bravo Burgundy. I picked this up with my Blender Pen & coloured the flower closer to the middle & blended out towards the edges.  For the centres, I used Bravo Burgundy Re-Inker & Blender Pen to blend, although in the photo it looks a little pink.  I set these aside to dry prior to cutting around images.  Colouring on Very Vanilla Cardstock gives the colour a little more of a soft look then if it had've been on Whisper White.

I run the larger piece of Very Vanilla through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder - Flower Garden. This piece was adhered to the piece of Pink Pirouette with Tombow Glue & then to the Base Card - Sahara Sand with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the stem onto the long piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Garden Green Ink & adhered to the piece of Bravo Burgundy Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I tied a piece of Bravo Burgundy Ribbon around the bottom & tied a knot. The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card.

I adhered the 2 flower images over the top of the stem with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped direct onto the Base Card with Bravo Burgundy Ink.

A fairly easy card, but one that I like as the Blender Pen & Re-Inkers give the flowers a little bit of depth.  Next time, I will try the same technique using Watercolour Paper, as well as Aqua Painter & Watercolour Paper.

 Supplies -
Stamp Set - Fabulous Florets*, So Happy For You
Ink - Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Staz-On
Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy
Embossing Folder - Flower Garden*
Ribbon - 1/4" Grosgrain - Bravo Burgundy
Accessories - Bigshot, Tombow Glue, Snail Adhesive, Blender Pen
Stampin' Dimensionals, Re-Inkers - Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette
* Summer Mini - ends 31 March 2012

Until next time, Happy Stampin'

1 comment:

Kris McIntosh said...

This is so pretty Vicky. Love the colour combination which is kind of romantic. As to the colouring - Wow - it is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.


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