Friday, March 28, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge

This card was created for this week's Ways to Use It challenge, Just Spray It - using Glimmer Mist, water misting, color spritzer, airbrush, hairspray...or whatever else you can think of on your card. I used the misting with markers technique recently highlighted on SCS.

I colored the flower from Heartfelt Thanks with Ruby Red and Old Olive, misted the stamp with water, and then stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla. I did this a few times and used some of the stamps multiple times for a 2nd and 3rd generation look. I also stamped the Linen background on the Vanilla cardstock in second generation River Rock. I'm not sure I totally achieved the watercolored look I was aiming for, so I'll have to experiment again. I really like how the focal piece turned out though.

The finished card is a 4 1/4" square with a layout I've used before (but have never posted). The layout came from a card I saw on Papertrey's site, and I really love it for the square cards.

The congratulations from Hugs & Wishes was added to a 3/4" strip with the corners rounded on one end. This card is going to my husband's aunt who recently won a teaching award, so we wanted to send her a quick note with our congratulations.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP: Ginger Blossom
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Vintage Brads, River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, Rectangle Punch
Technique: Misting with Markers


moster said...

I commented in your SCS gallery, but I just can't stop looking at your card. It is simply gorgeous!!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, so pretty and elegant.

Rhonda L said...

I love this card and I love the colors. I have not tried this yet now I am inspired.

Rhonda L said...

I love this card and I love the colors. I have not tried this yet now I am inspired.

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! I think you did a great job!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is a great card! A fresh new look for an older stamp set! Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card! I haven't used Heartfelt Thanks in awhile - you've inspired me to get it out again!

Jill Hilliard said...

Beautiful card! I love your blog!

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Michelle said...

Just gorgeous! LOVE the colours together!

Nancy Riley said...

Carol, this is beautiful! You know, lately I could barely stand looking at that stamp set, but you've just made it new again! GREAT job!

Joan said...

I love this card! I made several of them today with different sentiments on them. TFS! I popped over to your blog the other day while I was on SCS and I have been checking it everyday since - I love your work!