Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspired Stamps Flowers & More Perfect Sentiments


My card today was a happy accident...  I was working on my first design team card for Inspired Stamps and stamped this cute tulip with stem and separate leaves to try coloring it with blue Copic markers.  What do you know... when it was dry my experiment worked - and that's how you have a "happy accident"!  

The Copic markers I used are YG67, YG63, YG61, B69, B66, B63, B60.  I cut it out with a square Spellbinders die and embossed it & went looking for something to dress it up.  I  found just the thing in this Spellbinders Square Eyelet (?) die.  I used my 1/8th" corner chomper tool on the edges of the white panel so they'd match the die it's layered onto.  I really like this new tool!  

I made the background paper with distress inks, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans & Dried Marigold and an old Stampin' Up! Canvas background stamp.  My sentiment is by Inspired Stamps from the "More Perfect Sentiments" stamp set.  I inked it with Faded Jeans distress ink and I'm not real happy with the way it pooled on my clear stamp but that's what can easily happen with die inks.  My background is kind of aged looking so I suppose my sentiment should match with the same look.  The cardstock colors I used are Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue & Garden Green with Neenah Solar White. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty Blossoms

13 comments:

Gwen said...

This card turned out GREAT! Love it, Jan!

Gwen said...

Also, good to see you've joined CbD!!

jimlynn said...

So pretty, Jan. Love your coloring and that background is simply fabulous!
Lynn

lynn said...

your colors and coloring are beautiful and stunning, jan!

melissac said...

Great card!! I just love the color!! blessings and hugs!!

Queen Bee said...

Lovely job!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty colors- I love how the background turned out- and love the sentiment!

DEB S said...

Great color combo. Very pretty

Cora said...

It never dawned on me to place the nestability like a diamond. duh! A very nice card. I like that background. I need to use my distress inks more often

Alysha said...

WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

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Cathy P in AZ said...

Sometimes we create beautiful accidents - this card is SO PRETTY, Jan! Love the colors and the background is perfect!

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining our Pretty Blossoms challenge at Creative Craft Challenge hope to see you again next time.
Jenny x

Myamical said...

Great card. Lovely colors.