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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,


Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

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


PepPop said...

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