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This card took me two days to complete...I am not sure if that means I am experienced or just an amiture...Oh well. I used a textured cream cradstock as the base, then used an Always Artichoke piece of cardstock with appropriate folds and cut outs for the base of the pop out. I cut two pots out of a random chocolate colored cardstock then CAREFULLY cut out flowers from Doodle this and In Full Bloom as well as leaves and one branch from In Full Bloom. I used water color pencils to color them in, but didn't use the watercolor techinique - just colored them in. I put an eyelet in the center of one of the flowers. Then I used a Grass stamp- embossed it in Always Artichoke ink and placed it in front of the pop ups. I also added a background behind the pots from the In Full Bloom Set. I used four tab punch die cuts and eight Always Artichoke eyelets to fasten them to the cream cardstock. I was going for a suitcase look, but it didn't turn out exactly how I wanted. I used a pewter buckle to secure the card and used a ribbon to feed it thorugh and close the card.(always atichoke ribbon).
Date: Friday, April 20, 2007 GMT Views: 1034
Stamps: May Your Day Bloom with happpiness stamp from Blooming with Happiness set. Thanks so Much from Sincere Salutations, Flower from Doodle This Set, Flower, leaves, border and branch from In Full Bloom Set, Hero Arts Grass stamp
Paper: Cream Textured cardstock, Always Artichoke Cardstock, Brown Cardstock, So Saffron Cardstock
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Tab Punches (4), 9 eyelets, Pewter buckle, ALways Artichoke ribbon, BLack Ribbon, Anitique brass colored flower brad on back of card to secure ribbon
Techniques: Embossing, pencils, shading, 3D, pop up