I made this card for 2 challenges: Today's Free For All Challenge is to make a Valentine using at least one heart and to honor the Queen for the Day-Beate. I didn't have to go far in her incredible gallery to find a card that I wanted to CASE. I loved her Blue Paris card demonstrating the Triple Stamping Technique. I had a similar style collage stamp that I thought would work great. I cut my Whisper White pieces, layered them and stamped the image in Versafine Onyx. I then used my aqua pen and ink pads to add some color to the flower. I used my white crayon over the coloring and around the "3" which ended up covered in the final card. I then sponged with Baja Breeze and Island Indigo. I buffed off my crayon then layered my triple stamped pieces onto black pieces 1/8" larger than the image pieces. I decided not to pop my layers on dimensionals. I loved Beate's die cut bg, but didn't have any similar dies so my background piece is a piece of watercolor paper that I used an Impressabilities template on. I spritzed the paper, with the template in place, with some blue reinkers & water in a spritzer before embossing. I'm using the debossed side here. What would a Beate card be without a flourish (though I didn't have any gem flourishes on hand)? I diecut my flourish from a coffee sleeve. I added a black organdy bow with a heart button and white string. I added a layered sentiment in the corner.
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013 GMT Views: 4144
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 58669
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 10:15 AM
A great card of mixed images, textures and techniques. Guess I will head on over to browse through Beate's awesome gallery one more time to see if there is any I could even attempt to case. You did a magnificent job!!
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14767
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 10:52 AM
Beautiful card, Gail, and a perfect case of Beate's! I really don't care for the triple stamping technique, but the way you and Beate made your cards only using a portion of the card instead of it all, I like this a whole lot better! Pretty colors and sweet heart button~
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