This was my first major card using gamsol, still figuring it out, but I do love the technique and think that I will really like it. It was my original plan to mat this with a nestabilities, but the image was too large, so I decided to cut it out--that's what took a great deal of time! I ended up using two stamped images, and just colored the second one around the edges. With the finished stamped image, I cut each of the two large blossoms out, then cut out each of the two groups of leaves. I attached the stamped image that I only colored around the edges first (I cut this one out in its entirety). Then I mounted the two groupings of leaves, using thinner dimensionals. To try and give the blossoms a bit of depth, I used thicker dimensionals, and doubled up on them in the middle of the blossoms, trying to give a curved appearance. I hope that you think it worked! I made an almost identical card for a very special lady who's like a second mom to me for her birthday not long after I made the first card for my Mom.
Lavender and purples are favorite colors for me, so I often use this SU Almost Amethyst CS, and at the time was just starting using my new cuttlebug which I also love. Thanks for checking this out!
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Mon, Apr 12, 2010 @ 10:15 PM
So, so pretty! Awesome job on your image - and my goodness, all that fussy-cutting! Wonderful card... I'll be watching for more creations in your gallery! :)
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Sun, Jul 11, 2010 @ 1:52 PM
Wowwwwww, this is really beautiful! I love how you colored the flowers (what patience you must have ;-), love that you've cut out the flowers and leaves, and love the swirled embossed background. Love everything here! Your work is really beautiful Joanne, and you obviously put lots of love into each of your creations.