This is my place. My virtual room to chit chat and share my love of crafting with others who also go "gaga" over stamps, colored pencils, ink and paper. This is my space to stretch out with a cup of coffee or tea in my hand and my two dachsies asleep under my desk and say I made this card/gift for a friend...and I just wanted to share it with YOU!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A Happy Card.....
For my daughter Bessie's 21 birthday I made her this card here. When I colored the flower I also colored two more just like it....and they have been sitting around my house for over a month while I figured out what to do with them. And then I saw this post on Elizabeth Allan's Art Studio and was completely blown away by here beautiful collage card. I was really taken with how she embossed the inked panels and, I'm ashamed to say....that had never and I mean never-ever occurred to me....to versa mark and emboss a whole area to create a uniform "shine". Wow.....so cool looking...liking rocking the "bling" factor without actually adding any bling. So, I then had an idea for my two flowers....which I versa marked all up and then completely embossed. I then cut various petals out and then layered the two....
Actually, ta-daa sounds kinda silly, kinda juvenile but that's how I feel about this card! I wanted it to look completely different from the other card I made using the same stamp and the same coloring but still keep the fun-young vibe going. Here is a close up of the gorgeous flower! I just love it!
I also used some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps to create the background....dots and canvas stripes. Thanks sooo much for stopping by and sharing some time with me.