Thursday, January 20, 2011

Inspired by You

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Some of you may be thinking you've already seen this card today and you may have. I actually posted it twice but for different reasons. If you somehow ended up on this post from Twitter in regards to my tweet about Becky H, you need to go to this post instead.
For those of you who are my crafty and stampy friends let me tell you about my card for today.
This is for yesterday's SCS sketch challenge. I started out knowing that I wanted to use my flower from Fifth Avenue Floral. Another neglected stamp set (mmm, seems to be a theme this week!) I don't use this set nearly as much as I would like simply because I don't know what to do with it. I made two discoveries regarding this set today. The first is that it is easier to color something and then stamp it and then cut out the rose rather than trying to color it in after you cut it. I brayered some Ruby Red and Cameo Coral ink onto glossy white paper and then stamped the flower in Memento black ink and then outlined it with diamond stickles.
The other discovery I made is that this rose really needs to have some leaves with it. It helps to anchor it instead of making it look as though it's just floating out there in space somewhere
I chose Smoky Shadow, Ruby Red, White and Sage Shadow for my color palette. Since I wanted the focus to be on the rose, I opted to just use one cuttlebug folder on the other panels of the card.
Have a fabulous evening and I will see you all tomorrow!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Dori, this is really beautiful, so it's great to have it up twice. It really is striking, I haven't bought this stamp set, but wow, this is beautiful, may have to re-think that.

Fiona said...

Beautiful card Dori! I love the soft shades you have used: red, green and white sound like Christmas, but these shades look like summer :)

Mary G. said...

Just beautiful!!! Love the colors you used and that bit of sparkle just sets it off! TFS!

Bev Gerard said...

Beautifully done!
Love that sentiiment, and it so lovely paired with the rose!


Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and texture!

Elizabeth said...

You have rocked this flower! It looks amazing. And many thanks for the tips - I have a similar flower that hasn't been working for me - now I am going to try again with your tips. X

Anne Marie Hile said...

WOWZA! This is seriously one of the most fabulous ways I have seen this stamp used. The glitter looks awesome...I have to try it out. This is also a fabulous card "glamour shot"...the sparkles are SO sparkly! (I probaby could have said that better...haha!) Great job! :)

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