Thursday, October 9, 2008

live with passion

Hi there. This is another card for the CLASSroom world card making day challenges, this one a single layer card. Sort of takes me back to my early stamping days. Although over the years, so much has been added to the craft of rubber stamping, even with a single layer, there is really no comparison to the early days.

This is my favorite set from SU's current catalog -- Inspired by Nature. I'm sure I've said before that I don't like the fact that it's supposed to be double mounted, so my BIL was kind enough to make me an extra block, although I haven't had a chance to sand it, so the grass stamp is still unmounted. Kind of interesting to stamp with an unmounted stamp, but I did it. After stamping the grass in olive, I then colored the flowers with markers - olive, not quite navy and chocolate chip, misted the stamp and stamped right over the grass. I didn't get real good coverage on the bolder parts, but I still like the look. I stamped the sentiment in chocolate chip and then went over just the flowers with my clear Atyou Spica glitter pen. Besides adding shimmer, as an added bonus, it helped to blend the color a bit more, so the flowers really stand out.

I added some ribbon from Michaels and was done. A super easy and fast card.

stamps: inspired by nature
ink: old olive, not quite navy, chocolate chip
paper: gable green
other: Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today. Be blessed.


Anonymous said...

I just love this set too !! Just changing the colour gives you a different look. I even tried flocking on the brown and looks awesome. Have a good day and TFS Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

EllenH said...

ah yes! another beauty :) Thank you so much for participating in our WCMD Challenges, your work is simply beautiful!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Melody. Love the colors on this. I have this set and haven't inked it yet for that very reason... its not mounted cuz I want a separate wood block for each stamp. Will have to give your unmounted stamping technique a try! lol