Monday, February 7, 2011

The second card

I made three cards from being inspired by that class I mentioned in my previous post, two were the new stamps from the class and the third is kind of my own idea from a stamp I already had. Hero Arts blog is having a challenge of using the kissing technique so the third card I will post tomorrow will show that.

I just love these colors done like this! The stamp is made the same as the class. I must say over a year ago I did this same technique with a Stampin Up stamp so it wasn't new to me but I just had to do these colors like this. So here is that one. I believe the name of the SU stamp is 5th Avenue Floral. I can't remember what colors I used back then.

Such a pretty way to color flowers! It is distress ink and the colors for the Hero Arts stamp are fired brick, rusty hinge and weathered wood. They used broken china for the blue but I didn't have that color (thought I did or I would have bought it!). I believe they also used wild honey but I didn't feel I needed that. You stamp using the heat embossing technique with Versamark and white embossing powder or you can stamp with white pigment ink and use clear embossing powder if you like. Then you just use your watercolor pen and pick up the ink and color it in. I also died the ribbon to match using the same inks, however I learned a trick at the store that you wet your ribbon first. No wonder it came out funky whenI did it before! Love hints so I always try to pass them along.

1 comment:

jan said...

The first card looks kinda Asian inspired with the flowers, and the second looks 3D. Both are lovely and look like a lot of work. You are very patient and creative.