Friday, February 29, 2008

Only one?

Hi. How's your week been? I've had the house to myself all week, since DH & DS are in Florida until tomorrow morning. This morning I had to shovel snow again - maybe about 3". I am so ready for spring. It has to be just around the corner.

For today's limited supplies challenge on Splitcoast, we were to use just one flower stamp and a sentiment - no backgrounds, or dp. I chose the large single flower in Embrace Life. I used cameo coral to stamp the flower all over the background on groovy guava card stock, which I mounted on black.

For my main image, I stamped the same flower on apricot appeal with black stazon and colored them with watercolor crayons. Then I cut them all out and doubled them up for more fullness. In the center of each, I took some coral primas, sponged the edges with cameo coral and attached them with brads. Then I brushed crystal effects on the primas and added some dazzling diamonds glitter. I attached the flowers to the card with mounting tape.

I stamped the sentiment from Fabulous Flowers on apricot card stock, trimmed it to 1" wide and put one end into my key tag punch to round off the end. I sponged the edges with coral and attached it to the card.

At this point, I almost quit, but the upper right really looked like it needed more. After trying several different ideas, I finally decided that a piece of faux ribbon would work, so I cut a strip of apricot and then cut the edges with scalloped scissors. I sponged the edges with coral and added a faux stitching line down the center with my white gel pen. I glued that on and decided a little more bling never hurt, so I added some rhinestones. I'm really happy with the final result.

stamps: embrace life, fabulous flowers (SU)
ink: jet black stazon, cameo coral
paper: basic black, groovy guava, apricot appeal
other: watercolor crayons, aqua painter, primas, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, brads, rhinestones, white gel pen, mounting tape, key tag punch, sponge

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Your Dare to be fabulous card is
FABULOUS!!! Love the colors and the
stamp is beautiful!