The scan doesn't look near as good as the card does in real life, but I tried. :p This is for a Whipper Snapper swap.
I stamped the peacock with Basic Black craft ink on shimmery white paper and then embossed with clear EP, but it kind of seemed like most of the ink sank into the paper and the powder didn't stick to it as well as usual. Kind of strange. Maybe I need to re-ink my craft pad...at any rate, I colored in the rose with markers (I like the one spot of red on here) and the peacock is done with WWC in Taken with Teal and Glorious Green. Sentiment is stamped with Taken with Teal ink. The horizontal panel is Polished Stone using Elegant Eggplant (1 small drop of ink), Taken with Teal and Glorious Green (two larger drops of ink for both). Using more EE made the whole thing look much too dark. I stamped the card base with Filigree in Taken with Teal ink...wish that background had never retired, but I'm happy that I have it and can use it for my own personal stuff. :)
Hope the other ladies in the swap like this one! I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I was originally going to put some silver brads on the corners of the Polished Stone piece, but I decided I liked it better without.
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007 GMT Views: 444
Registered: April 14, 2005 Location: Plano, TX Posts: 3339
Fri, May 18, 2007 @ 6:21 AM
Wow this is a lovely card.
I have the same problem with the shimmery white and embossing; I think it must be how its been treated. I use Stazon instead and let it sit for a few hours to really dry. But like you've discovered, the Shimmery really lets the colors from markers and WWCs come alive!
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