This card was inspired by the gallery of WAXYO. I greatly enjoy her work. Words really do not give praise enough to the art she creates. One day I will make fine cards like hers. Here is my first attempt to move in that direction. TFL
FYI--The paisley was made from the BG Stamp Paisley Print. I used SU! markers to color the stamp. After coloring a stamp one would "huff" it but it was so big. I put a pot of water on the stove to boil, once it began to steam I moved the stamp back and forth in the steam (BE CAREFUL IT'S HOT!) after that I just stamped white CS. I did this twice because of the time it took to color the stamp. I wanted to get as much out of it as possible...lol Also, I colored vanilla ribbon to match the blue and red on the card. so the 2 in the difficulty is only for the time it took to color the stamp. NOT because the card was hard to make. Tks
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2007 GMT Views: 519
Registered: July 10, 2005 Location: I currently live in Mannheim, Germany Posts: 356
Mon, Jun 04, 2007 @ 12:05 AM
For some reason I attempted to edit my info and it didn't take. SO here I will tell you what I told you there.
FYI--I took the BG stamp "Paisley Print" and colored it with Stampin' Write Markers. Afterwards, because the stamp is so big, I put a pot of water on to boil and once it began to steam I passed the stamp back and forth through the steam. This was to "huff" the stamp. BE VERY CAREFUL the steam is hot as I am sure you know but it sure does burn if you leave your hand in one place. It doesn't take long to do this either, no need to steam the stamp off of the wood...lol Anyway, I then stamped white CS. I did this twice because I wanted to get as much as I could out of it since it took so long to color...lol Also, I pulled ribbon through the ink on the Brocade Blue and Ruby Red ink pads in order to coordinate the ribbon with the rest of the card.
Registered: August 9, 2004 Location: Belmont, NC Posts: 203
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 @ 4:47 AM
I see this everytime I open your gallery and I love it!! I love the paisley background stamp & how you carefully colored it. Awesome job on that. You elephant is adorable! I would love this card! I would love to make some and sell them!! As a matter of fact I may have to case this card!!! Hehehe thanks for the idea!