Saturday, July 14, 2007

Potted Posies

I found this card after forgetting I did it for a swap last spring. It was for the group I was in that kicked most of the members out and made so many stampers very upset with what turned out to be "stamping snobbery"

The theme was to only use scraps and of course, I was already doing that, so I came up with this idea on the fly and used what was at that time my favorite phrase stamp too. I love shades of purple coupled with orange reds-not because of the Red Hat Society but because they just look so cool together. The purple layer is stamped and embossed in clear detail to give a subtle flower pattern. I had another photo but the colors were not true and the stamping showed better in the back but not as good for the other layers.
The potted flowers were some acrylic set I got as a SOTM somewhere and I used several of them in the set to make the main image. I then colored the pots using Prismacolors and Gamsol and added Stickles to several of the posies. After adding all the layers-the red piece across the top is corrugated-I tied bows and stamped my message stamp on the bottom. I think I needed a tad more black ink tho or maybe more pressure as it wasn't a clean stamping.
Gosh, I need to keep digging in desk mess-who knows what I will find!


  1. Anonymous1:24 AM

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  2. This is a wonderful card!!! The colours are unexpected but work so well together. Love it!!!


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