Friday, March 8, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous

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Here's my attempt at CASEing Karen Barber's beautiful card. I'm happy with how this turned out but I do have a confession. I meant to use a Stampin' Up! Only Orange Stampin' Write Marker instead of Tangerine Tango so I wound up using a coat of each color. I'll definitely have to give this technique another try now that I've figured it out (kinda sorta) lol!

Here are some basic steps:

  1. Stamp leaves
  2. Heat emboss flowers with white embossing powder
  3. Color flowers with an Aqua Painter and white craft ink (I did 2 coats) and let dry
  4. Color base of each petal with a marker
  5. Blend color through each petal leaving the tips white and allow to dry
  6. Repeat if color's too light
  7. Lightly go over each flower with a paper towel in a circular motion to remove ink from embossing and loose paper
  • Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Pool Party card stock
  • Stampin' Up! White Craft Ink (Versa Mark ink works too) and Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Stampin' Up! White Embossing Powder
  • Aqua Painter
  • Stampin' Up! Secret Garden and Bloomin' Marvelous Stamp Sets
  • Stampin' Up! Blender Pen
  • Stampin' Up! Only Orange, Tangerine Tango, Taken with Teal, and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers
  • Nestabilities Classic Oval die
  • Scalloped Oval Punch
  • Mini Pop Dots
  • Tattered Angel Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist
  • Teal ribbon
Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day! 

Linda Nelson
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  1. I enjoyed reading the technique you've described. I will try it!

    Also your butterfly cards, I like the wisteria colour of the 3 - I have this stamp but have yet to play with it and I may try your idea of angling to one side as it looks interesting that way!

    Happy crafting!

    1. Beverly, thank you for your awesome comment, I really appreciate it! I agree, the wisteria color's my fav too. I love the layout but unfortunately can't take credit for it. I'm constantly looking at cards online for inspiration and I found several that were done this way so I just had to try it myself. Thanks again, take care and have a great day!


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