Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Soft Summer III

Today is the third in the Soft Summer sample series; this is a card we did as a Make and Take in a workshop last week. These dogwood blooms are so pretty but I didn't know for sure what color they are in real life (IRL) since I've never lived in the part of the country where they grow wild. I googled them and found that in the wild they are white but the cultivated plants can be red to pink. So I went with a pink for our Make N Take.

The Rose Red background layer was run through the Big Shot with the gorgeous Damask Texturz Plate
for quick and easy dry embossing, then this was adhered to the Celery card base. The image was stamped in Basic Brown on Whisper White then colored in with Blender Pens and ink from the lids of the pads. An additional flower was stamped on a scrap of white, colored then cut out and layered onto the like image using a Dimensional . This really emphasizes the main flower. The corners were snipped with the Scallop Circle Punch then this was layered onto Garden Green.

Another favorite but retiring-in-a-week set is Elegant Cheer which I used for the sentiment. This was punched with the Wide Oval Punch and a Scallop Circle in Garden Green was layered behind it.

This was another quick and simple yet one with visual and textural interest due to using the Big Shot, Texturz Plates and also a simple Paper Tole. I'm really going to miss Soft Summer!

Stamps: Soft Summer, sentiment from the retiring Elegant Cheer set
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Scallop Circle Punch, Wide Oval
Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

One more sample to come using the other flower image in the set! Tomorrow....

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have a great day!


1 comment:

sandi maciver said...

WOW, these cards are beautiful and you did a perfect job with the colors. They grow everywhere here in portland, Pink and White ones.

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