Today's card is a sneak peek into one of the five cards I'll be doing for my first stamp a stack next week. Although I'd like to say I came up with this one all by myself, I can't. As I was browsing through Stampin' Connection I came across this card made by Carolyn Beam. I liked it so much that I decided to use it as one of my cards in the stamp a stack. If you're a part of Stampin' Connection you can view her card here.
Pictures never seem to do the cards justice, but here's a close up of the
flower so you can see the shimmer paint a little better.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads: Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron
Stampin' Write Marker: Perfect Plum
(because I don't have the new colors yet!)
Big Shot Embossing Folder: Vintage Wall paper
Punches: Butterfly & Two-Step Bird
Ribbon: 5/8" Grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry
Shimmer Paint: Champagne Mist
Jewel: Basic Rhinestones
I colored the pansy using sponges (on Very Vanilla). I don't have many re-inkers so I had to come up with another way to do it. I started with So Saffron ink in the middle of the butterfly, and sponged outward toward the edges. I dragged it on the card stock...no dabbing or it won't give you the right effect. Then I went around the very edges with Rich Razzleberry. After I went all around the edge, I carefully went in a little farther, but always stroking outward. I sponged over it again with So Saffron to blend the colors in a little better where they meet. Hope that makes sense to anyone who wants to give it a try.