Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Tuesday! :D

Today I want to show you a WOW card that I kind of copied from a card I saw in a gallery, but I changed a lot on it - so it's MINE now. :D We did this card for the New Idea Book & Catalog Open House, and I did it with some homeschooling girls. It's a beautiful card, if I do say so myself.... :D

The only stamp set used is FRESH CUTS - you may remember that there was a "sneak peek" in June, when everyone could purchase this set, and the laser-cut note cards that coordinate with it.

The colors are Sahara Sand and Bravo Burgundy. We stamped the collaged image, then sponged around the edges. It's layered onto another Sahara Sand piece - because of the sponging, it looks like another color.

We put that onto the card, and stamped the vine with flowers; the white dots are doen with our gel pen. (I LOVE THAT PEN!!!!!!!!!) The "for you" is stamped and punched with a small oval punch, then sponged and layered onto a medium oval that's also been sponged.

The last touch is the five petal flower punch; we did the faux stitching with the gel pen again, and punched one of the tiny flowers on the Boho Blossom flower punch out. It got sponged, and dotted with that wonderful gel pen, and we kind of bent the petals up a little bit to give it a little more dimension.

That's ALL there is to this card! It's got a few steps, but only using one color ink makes things super simple.

Here's one more card done with the same set; I did this to show the set's versatility. Colors are Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, and Apricot Appeal.

That's it for today! What are YOU stamping??? ARE you stamping??? :D Let me hear from you!!!!!!!!