Pink Dahlia

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I hope you've had a good start to the week! My DD and I stayed busy today getting ready for school to start back on Friday. She is excited about going back to school, and so am I! ;) But, as busy as we were, I did have a little time at the end of the day to make this 3.75" square card.
I started this card with no idea how it would end up, and I like how it worked out. I used watercolor paper for the images. The first thing I did was put a mask of the flower image where I eventually wanted the stamp to be. Then, using Dylusions Ink Spray and Glimmer Mist, I spritzed the paper, then dried it with my heat gun. I stamped the post card image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then removed the mask and stamped the flower image there. I put a base of color on the image with water soluble pastels, then used my Prismacolors to give the image more depth. Finally, to distress the paper a bit, I sponged Iced Spruce Distress Ink around the edges of the image layer, then wet the edges so I could curl them up some.
On the inside, I used the Martha Stewart French Scroll punch for the lower edge and backed it with a scrap from the front of the card, stamped the sentiment, and sponged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink along the edges.

Thanks for stopping by...Have a Fabulous Day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Air Mail!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


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Melissa Bove said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Love how you made the background and of course that beautiful flower!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful, great mix media combo.

Leslie Miller said...

My goodness, the entire image panel looks like a piece of fabulous designer paper! Beautiful work and very artistic. Sounds like fun, too!

Conniecrafter said...

Your flower is so pretty and great background for it!! So realistic

Broni said...

Absolutely fabulous! The flower looks like you popped it up on top of the background instead of masking, then stamping! I LOVE it!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful flower. Gorgeous colors. And I love the postcard background! Perfect for the AirMail challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS flower, Cheryl! Pretty card!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I am a huge fan of colors, so I adore your card! I love the bold use of color both in the main image of the flower and the background. You hit just the right balance of artistry and it is a stunning piece! Thank you for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.