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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Elements of Style Birthday Card

This is the first time I got to play with the new Stampin' Up! "Elements of Style" stamp set. Ok, it's obvious I didn't play with the whole set, I just played with one piece of it. The set contains 5 pieces and I am planning on making another card using more from that set.

On my card I use VersaMark on the stamp. I set my card stock on the image and pressed down on it with my fingers to get the image to stamp evenly over the entire piece.

I took out my chalks, a medium I rarely use and I used a cotton swab and added my color. The big mistake on my card was that I should have done the center of the flowers first so the yellow wouldn't have any pink in it. But I couldn't see the center of the flowers to do that. Once I found a few flowers it got easier. You really have to have good lighting to see where the VersaMark images are.

I finished the coloring and trimmed the image down to fit on the card. Then I got my trusty sheet of printed "Happy Birthday" words out and used it on the card. Like I said yesterday, I'm just lazy. And no, I still have not taken a sheet of card stock and stamped "Happy Birthday" all over it. I didn't have any spare time. I will do it the next time I make a birthday card and have time to do it.

This card turned out rather pretty. Click on the photo to see a closer view. You'll be able to see how soft the chalks look on it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

3 comments:

SamieVt said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is just beautiful, Wanda. I forget about chalk also! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

PepPop said...

What a beautiful delicate image. The chalks are lovely. Jaqui x