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Thursday, February 28, 2008

For Father

This is the apples stamp from the set "For Father." I thought it would be easier to color in than the one with the dog and the boots. The colors of the dog and boots would be just too close unless you make a red dog. I tried to color a few images in but it was just too drab. SO I moved on to the apples stamp and I liked the outcome much better.

I REALLY like using the Crosshatch background. It just seemed to fit well with this card. I did try something a little different. I worked with the Basic Gray card stock. I hadn't even opened up the ink pad until tonight and I bought it when it first came out. Just haven't played with it. I think it's because I wasn't sure what colors I wanted it to go with. But once I got this card done I was thinking about leaning toward the gray instead of tans and browns. I think it was a wise move!!! I like this card. A couple of weeks ago when my dear friend Gerry was here to stamp she brought this set with her. I made some images of it for later and guess what?? It's later!!! LOL

I LOVE to use the blender pen and markers. I feel I have the most control with those two. And not to mention that it's all done on watercolor paper.

As I look at my card (and I know I shouldn't because it was technically completed) I think that I should have distressed the edges on the stamped piece. Perhaps make the edges look like the edges on the paper on the apple crate. Maybe next time!!!

I also got to play here with the new wider grosgrain ribbon.

I used both oval punches here and for the Night of Navy oval I had to cut it out by hand. See why I LOVE punches??? They do the work so nice and straight!!! I'm not good with scissors and cutting freehand!

All products on this card are Stampin' Up! materials. Click here to find more cards and projects that are made entirely of Stampin' Up! materials.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Unknown said...

Once again your coloring just is amazing, such a wonderful card.

kat said...

Absolutely stunning! The colors catch your eye so that you WANT to look closer.....thanks!

Melissa said...

Oh Wanda! I just did this very same image in a challenge and love it!

Excellent job!

dasimonds said...

Wonderful Card!!
I love this stamped image.
Beautifully colored!
My stamps should be here today...
can't wait to play with them!
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty!!! Love your coloring!

Elaine said...

It's a work of art!!! I love your card and now want that set!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oooo, pretty card!