Saturday, November 03, 2007

Finding Joy

A really quick post from me, just to say I'm here, but busy, busy, busy! It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Papercrafts Show at Penrith!

I'll pop back here and tell you how I made this card later on tonight, but hopefully in the meantime it will brighten your day! Have a great weekend!
EDITED TO ADD:
Well, I'm back, not quite on time though, sorry! The weekend somehow got away from me.
Anyway, here's how I made this card (better late than never!).
I took Pixie Pink cardstock, and inked my Petals wheel on my Versamark inkpad. I actually tried using an un-inked cartridge and inking it up with Versamark, but didn't have much success with that, so now I prefer to use my inkpad. I then used a white gel pen to highlight some of the dots and flowers.
For the main image, I've used the flower from Scribble This and stamped in Versamark on Whisper white cardstock, and then embossed with white embossing powder. I've given it some "out of the box" treatment, and drawn a square around the flower, and trimmed it carefully with my papersnips. I watercoloured using an Aquapianter and ink taken straight from Pixie Pink and Lovely Lilac inkpad lids. I LOVE watercolouring embossed images...the raised edges make it really easy to stay in the lines! I used some gorgeous ribbon from "Sweet Shop" Ribbon Originals, adhered it with my teeny "Bambi" stapler. You can pick up a Bambi from K-mart for a measly $5 or so, and the staples look soooo much cuter on a card than the big office ones. A silver brad in the flower centre and a sentiment from "Polka Dots and Paisley" stamped in Pixie Pink, and you're done!

3 comments:

  1. This is beautiful - simple and so effective. TFS! (Can't wait to read more on its construction.)

    Nardi

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  2. Marelle this is just gorgeous - your doing very well to use all my favourite colours lately!! I hope you dont mind if I case this ... oh and your little SAS cards - they are gorgeous too! hugs Leonie

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  3. Marelle, you are trully inspiring, just gorgeous, like all your cards!

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