Monday, August 23, 2010

Flower Blossoms

This is my second card for the second half of the Hero Arts challenge. Made this card last evening and had lots of fun putting it together. The only hard part, was choosing the color of the paper. Deciding on the design and colors are always difficult for me. The stamps are all Hero Arts Flower Blossom CL223, Dots & Flowers S5213, and Sentiment from the Hello Birdie set CL177.

For this card, I stamped my image onto a light colored cardstock with black memento ink. I colored in the image with copic markers. After coloring with copic markers, I went over the image with a white crayon. Then I cut out the image using one of the curved rectangles by Spellbinders Nestabilities. To make the border around the image, I kept the rectangle die on the cardstock and went over the cardstock with Broken China Ink with a destressing tool. When the rectangle die was removed a white border was left. The crayon on the flowers resisted the broken china ink that I applied to the background. In order for the different size die cuts to fit, I made the base card 4 1/4" x 6 1/4".

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day.


Barb said...

I'm so glad I stopped by today, Sue! What a neat technique you used with the crayon! And I love the way you made the frame around the die cut! This really is a lovely card! :)

Nancy said...

What a cool technique, Sue! I really like the way it turned out. Very pretty!

Nat said...

awesome technique, I must try this too!! beautiful card Sue!!

Deirdre said...

This is just beautiful - love it. A stunner.