Sunday, May 22, 2011

More flowers....

So. Another card. With Fabulous Florets again. I don't know if you should be more surprised about that or the fact that I've blogged 3 days in a row for once. I created this card with two challenges in mind. The Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge and Embellish's Tag and Color Challenge.

I did tweak the sketch in a couple of ways. One, I didn't want to "over do" my card with the piece of scallop paper. So I skipped it. And, obviously I switched out the circle for a tag shape. I also frumped up my card with and actual bow. Let me just go on the record as saying, it wasn't pretty. I think I retied it 4 times. Then I biffed the sentiment when I stamped it. So, because I didn't want to retie that ribbon AGAIN, I slipped it off. Fixed the sentiment piece, then slipped the ribbon back on.

How did I biff the sentiment. Well, sometimes when you stamp with die ink onto DSP, it really doesn't take. Mine was real faint, and didn't seem to want to soak in. SO. Plan B:

I grabbed my versamark. I inked up my stamp in Versamark, then in Basic Grey, then stamped it and Clear Embossed. And actually, when I used the Versamark with the Basic Grey, it was fine. It stamped much better. But, might as well as some punch with the EP.

While that embossing powder is out....

Emboss that flower. Packs a punch.

So, that's it tonight. Gotta hit the sack.


Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining the Tags Color Trends Challenge!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the embossed sentiment and flower! Thanks for playing along with us!