Monday, June 7, 2010

Flower Smiles

Second Post of the Day - Please scroll down to see my Dino card too {grin}

Paper Makeup Stamps - June Release Party Challenge Use Flowers
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge - MTSC70

When I saw that the second June Release Challenge was to use flowers, I immediately wanted to play with my
Celestial Possibilities kit again. I love the colors blue and green together and that is the color scheme of all the beautiful papers and ribbons in this kit. And there's this great little pack of blue paper flowers! AND I happened to have a print-out of this sketch challenge from Mercy's blog from a few weeks ago lying on my table. It was like this card made itself! {grin}

I embossed the
If I had a Flower word art on some white cardstock with Not Quite Navy ink. If you have a versamark ink pad and clear embossing powder, you can emboss with any color of dye ink that you have. Just ink up your stamp in versamark first, then before stamping ink it up again in your dye color ink (Not Quite Navy in this case) and stamp on your paper. Quickly cover the image with clear embossing powder, heat and ta-da, you now have an embossed NQN image without needing a NQN craft pad. Isn't that neat?

After choosing which pretty papers from the kit to use as my layers, I sponged the edges of them with NQN. I like to do that to define the edges without having to double all my layers with a darker paper. Although, I think I went a little overboard with the sponging today, haha. It's hard to know when to stop sometimes. And I have some lighter Baja Breeze ink sponged around my word art too.

The flowers were also lightly sponged with NQN to give them a speckled look. And I used my two-way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter to give them a sparkled look too. {smile} The pearls that complete the flower centers were from my stash and not from the CP kit. But that pretty white satin ribbon is in there - love it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Stamps: If I Had a Flower by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, all other papers from Celestial Possibilities Kit
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Pearls, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, all other accessories from Celestial Possibilities Kit


Alex said...

great layout of the card and love the sparkle on the flowers. My fav. are the colors!

jan farnworth said...

i love how you made the word art stand out on your card and your color palete is very pretty.

Katie Cotton said...

this is just so sweet! The inked edges really help it to stand out!

Anita Hovey said...

Love this! So simple but gorgeous.

Ginny said...

Oooh very pretty. You really have gotten great use out of the celestial possibilities kit!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What can I say? You make simple cards look dynamite!

The sponging really adds texture to your cards. And those are great floral embellies you chose!

Christi said...

This is beautiful!! I love the sponging and the glitter on the flower! Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Love to see you using your Celestial Possibilities kit! this is lovely!

Randee E said...

Awesome take on the sketch. Loved how you used a flowerr quote to go along with the flower embellies - very clever!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

The focus on the word art came out brilliantly! A beautiful card all around, my dear!

Shaela said...

wow, thanks for the tip about embossing - I so did not know that!! can't wait to try it :)

Paper Addict said...

great card, love the layout..and colors..Ronnie

Ronnie said...

This card is beautiful! I love the sentiment, and the pretty flowers you added to the card!