Saturday, February 23, 2008

The writing is on ...

Not the wall this time, but on the card. Hello. I hope you're having a great weekend. Seems like it's been a long time since I've posted. This card was made for the splitcoast limited supplies challenge on Friday - use handwriting on your card. I wanted to play with my twinkling H2O's, so I pulled out one of my new stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms - single coneflower. It has a nice open image that's great for watercoloring.

I stamped the image in black craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I like that the embossing gives a bit of a ridge, making it easier to stay within the lines. I used my aqua painter and blended several colors together on the flower. I really like how the image turned out and it's all shimmery. It's matted on black and marigold morning.

I didn't want the background to be plain, but I wanted it to be subtle, so I stamped the same image several times in white craft ink on both the coral and burgundy. Using my mat pack as a guide, I punched holes and threaded the hemp through and tied it in the corner.

The sentiment is handwritten (and yes, I realize there's a misspelling). Hopefully, the recipient won't mind. The image panel is popped up on mounting tape.

stamps: single coneflower (Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: black & white craft
paper: cameo coral, bravo burgundy, marigold morning, basic black, very vanilla
other: twinkling H2O's, aqua painter, mat pack, 1/16" punch, natural hemp, tag corner punch, mounting tape, black marker

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great day.


Keri Lee Sereika said...

It is lovely Melody! The way you chose to go up the stem and then around the edge of the petal is perfect for the LSC!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful Melody. Love how you did your writing.