July 30, 2007

Big Flower

Happy Monday everyone! I actually like Mondays because it means a faster internet connection for me! *chuckle* I dread dial-up. That's why you rarely see posts from me on the weekends.

So this card is fun, huh? I sort of had a free-for-all with it. It was originally made with PP (3 different pieces), but I decided to challenge myself and create my own. I'm not very good at creating interesting backgrounds...besides, why bother when there are SOOO many incredible PPs out there? But I gave it try after dis-mantling the whole thing and peeling off the PP from my first go-round.
I used SU!'s Best Blossoms set on the gauva and Old Olive CS. I also used my new LINEN BG stamp! Those of you who know me, know that I have been craving, coveting, yearning for the linen BG stamp from SU!. I just couldn't justify spending almost $17 for ONE stamp. So I never purchased it. Well, my SU demo decided to get rid of her old one last week (at a reduced rate, i.e we traded) and I snapped it up like a fish takes bait! I'm so happy to have it and spent several minutes stamping it on EVERYTHING!
So anyway, I used SU!'s basic grey, old olive and groovy guava CS for this card. I stamped the larger BG with versamark, guava ink, and white craft ink. I stamped the olive piece with Linen in white, and flowers in olive (stamped off three times) and doodled with a white gel pen. I pierced along the doodled line and added three brads to bring out the pink of the flower. I also used the faux stitching technique on the grey under the ribbon.
Sentiment is by TAC, other stamps by SU!, ribbon and CS by SU!, brads by MM, ink is SU!, CTMH, Versamark, and Versamagic white chalk, Large material flower came from my "odds and ends" box. I think it was suposed to be used for applique or something.

9 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Very nice card, love your background paper. Congratulations on obtaining your Linen BG stamp

Corie said...

This is gorgeous -- Great job. Love those flowers!

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Those flowers are very kewl. I love these colors (same as my room) & you did a great job with the papers. LOVE IT!

Shadowcatcher said...

Great card! I don't know why ANYONE would give up their Linen background - but I'm glad you were able to snatch it up!

Allison said...

Gorgeous creation! Love that flower!

Ewokgirl said...

That is a GORGEOUS card!

You're so smart to wait on a stamp like that. I've recently discovered the wonderful world of stamps on Ebay. I've bought some really great ones there recently for very little money.

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous, Dana! i love the PP you made, and that flower is an awesome addition.

Rein said...

Beautiful!

Debbie said...

This one is WAY cool!