Sharon Johnson is the inspiration for my card today. Her style is simply quite elegant! Every Friday Sharon has a challenge but this past Friday (10-10-08) she was hi-jacked and *she* became the weekly challenge/inspiration! You can join the challenge, too. Just check out her blog - you won't be dissapointed:) http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
This card was easy to make. The flowers were each inked first with the watermark ink and then with the Kaleidacolor pad and stamped. Embossing powder was then applied and heated. This was done three times. The stamens were colored with markers, then I went over them with the watermark pen. Embossing powder was applied and then heated. Lastly, I colored the leaves with several marker colors and stamped over the embossed images and wiped off the extra ink on the embossed flowers. The image was layered on blue and lilac cardstock. Since, Sharon is known for her gorgeous ribbons, I wanted to have a large luscious ribbon on my card, too, but unfortunately I didn't have any to go with this card. I decided to use a paper band with a green satin ribbon on top of it. The punched edge uses the same punch twice - one on white paper and once on lilac and layered.
Thanks, Sharon, this was so fun!
Thanks for looking everyone and I hope you like it :)
Date: Monday, October 13, 2008 GMT Views: 726
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34727
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 @ 6:24 PM
Oh my gosh, your panel of flowers is absolutely stunning!!! Your colors just POP and those stamens are just jumping out of the flower centers at us -- amazing work!!! Love the detail of the edge punch and piercing!!! I am SO GLAD you could play -- thank you so much!!!
Registered: March 18, 2008 Location: West Sussex, England Posts: 2535
Fri, Oct 17, 2008 @ 2:26 AM
Your card is absolutely superb! I love everthing about it and it's so elegant too. Thank you so much for explaining the technique for making the flower panel, I will definitely have to try this it looks stunning. Incredible work and such a fabulous colour scheme. :)
------------------------------ Chris :-)
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Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 60726
Tue, Oct 21, 2008 @ 6:20 PM
This is so beyond words! I'm totally in awe of this card and those magnificent colors! It is just so striking and so extraordinary. Even though you provided line by line directions on how to create those more than fabulous flowers, I could never attempt to create anything this gorgeous. Just beautiful. My compliments.
Art Neko DT
Former DT Dolce Designs, Rubbernecker, StampItCrazy and IBFS
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