Monday, July 13, 2009

Two New Cards

After hitting the jacuzzi last night, I took some time to make a couple of new cards. The first uses the rose I colored yesterday morning. It's all Summer Sun ink in varying shades. The Crushed Curry just wasn't working for me - not enough yellow, so I'm glad I brought along a Summer Sun reinker. The rest of the card uses Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and several card stocks - Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Old Olive. Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon adds a nice touch along with the scallop edge border. The leaves are in Old Olive card stock, cut out at home with my Big Shot die cutter machine (LOVE it!). The rose was embossed back at home on Shimmery White card stock using VersaMark ink and detail white embossing powder.

My last card for today has a little bit of a different look to the rose. This also used the Shimmery White card stock, but I embossed it using Craft White ink and crystal clear embossing powder. The ink on the rose itself is Rich Razzleberry. See how the ink penetrated through the paper, giving the plum-like tones under the clear embossing powder? If you want white lines on your image, use a white embossing powder. If you want the lines to blend in a bit, use clear embossing powder. The image took on a pinker tone, but that's Rich Razzleberry paper with a scrap of Razzleberry Lemonade, framed with a piece of Razzleberry polkadot ribbon. The leaves were cut from a scrap of Old Olive where I'd used the Canvas background stamp in Old Olive on the paper, then never used it. I like the texture it provided on an otherwise monotone card. If I'd had some of the plum card stocks with me, I might have added it above the DSP, but since I don't have any with me, I left it as is. I rather like the m.onotone look of this one.

Mahalo for stopping by today, our last full day on the Big Island before heading over tomorrow to Molokai for a week. If we again have a wifi network we can use like we did there last year, I'll post whatever I come up with while staying there. Bye for now!

1 comment:

Wanda said...

The yellow rose is gorgeous; don't think I've seen anyone do a yellow one; maybe I'll give it a try. TFS.