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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awash With Flowers

I struggled a bit with the Sketch Challenge today. I just didn't know where to go with it. I had been looking at samples of cards using the Stampin' Up! "Awash With Flowers." I looked at the shelf were my set sat, still with the rubber band around it from the factory!!! SO I took it off the shelf and thought and thought and thought of how I was going to use this set with this layout and this is what I came up with.

Now cutting out lots of flowers is not my idea of fun but it sure does make a difference on a card, doesn't it?

I stamped the flowers with VersaMark on watercolor paper. I heat embossed it in black. Then I colored them in with the Watercolor Wonder crayons and the Aqua Painter. I don't use my Aqua Painter much at all. Good thing I filled it with distilled water. Had there been tap water sitting in there for that long it probably would have stunk by now. YUCK!!

I highly recommend cutting out the flowers first and then coloring them. The color does transfer onto your fingers and ges repositoned on the flower in places you don't want.

The "happy birthay" is from the "All Holidays" set. One I use quite often! I also used the new "Square Lattice" texture plate. It's among my favorite texture plates!!

I used some Dimensionals under most of the flowers and set them in place on top of a piece of watercolor paper that was washed with Old Olive and Ballet Blue.

It's ready to go out in the mail tomorrow! And I'm caught up with May birthdays. Good thing too, it's almost the end of the month!!!

If you have time give this sketch a try. See what you can come up with. I print the layouts out and put them in an album. Yup, I've got 282 of them in my album!!! I'll never run out of ideas for layouts!

This card can be used for other occasions than just a birthday card. It would make a very pretty get well card and even a nice anniversary card.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Mary said...

What a pretty card! I will have to try that, as I also have that set, thanks for the idea!

Vicky said...

Love the cut out flowers Wanda, it doesn so much for the card!!

Unknown said...

OMGoodness Wanda this card is STunning I love everything about this creation. Your coloring is TOPS;)

Anonymous said...

Wanda, this is by far THE most beautiful card I've ever seen with this set! You are truely an artist! - Cyndi

Pat S. said...

Thanks for the tip about cutting out the flowers first. I have been staying away from my Watercolor Crayons because I make such a mess with them. I will have to try your suggestion :)