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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Flower Pot Mother's Day Card

This is the third Mother's Day card I've made. I'm still somewhat stuck on the first one.

For this card I used the Stampin' Up! "Fun and Fast Notes" set. I made the background circle using the Coluzzle. I cut out the circle and kept the large hole part instead of the circle!!! I set it on top fo the card and sponged on the Bashful Blue. Then I took the Color Spritzer Tool and splattered Bashful Blue all over the front. I stamped the flower pot and colored in the image. I added layers and set the piece in place to decide where I'd like to stamp the words.

It's a simple and basic looking card and that is what I'm going for. I realized that there are a lot of stampers that have limited supplies so I thought I'd make some cards that fit in that category too. And I believe this one does.

For my coloring I did use the watercolor crayons but this effect can be achieved by using markers and a blender pen. I color with my marker on a piece of plastic. You can slip a piece of white card stock into a zip sandwich baggie and have a piece of plastic to work with. I add white card stock inside so you can see the ink you put on it. Once you scribble some ink on it pick up that ink with your blender pen and color in on where you think the darkest area would be. I started with the center of the flowers. That would be the darkest part of the flower. The fresh ink you pick up with the blender pen is the darkest the ink will be. Work our way outward until you have no ink left on your pen, then pick up some more but not in the same spot as you did the first time. That area now has a mixture of ink and blender pen fluid. It's a very weak color that you don't want to use. It's too washed out and too much blender pen fluid on paper will cause it to wear on the paper if you work the area too much. It's best to use fresh ink and work the color outward

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Diane said...

Very pretty! I love what you've done with the spritzer!! And your coloring is so nice!

Anonymous said...

this is a simple, yet sweet card. Nice job Wanda!

Unknown said...

This card is wonderful, I love the layout.

Amy said...

ooooo, I really like it. Great card.