Friday, September 24, 2010

Ohhhh, I'm REALLY happy how this card came out!!!  I don't often pat myself on the back for the cards I make, but I really like this one.  This is a Hero Arts Cling Stamp called "Poppy Background".  I've used it on a few cards, but I wanted to do something different.  I went on the Hero Arts site and saw THIS card by Nancy Taylor.  Her coloring inspired me.
I decided to emboss the background, which DOES make it harder to color in with prisma pencils (you can't use gamsol or it will break down the embossing) - but I took my time and used my blender pencil.  I used a large EK Success scallop punch and a few flower brads that I had and layered it all on kraft cardstock.

I made three of these cards and they will be sold at SPLURGE in Greenwich, CT.  Yippee!!
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
Maria

8 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Oh, this one is so pretty I can see why you love it so much and hey we need to pat ourselves on our back! You can tell you took a lot of time, just beautiful. Have a great weekend.

jimlynn said...

Just beautiful Maria! The coloring is great and does look like you had to have a lot of patience with that. But it paid off since it's just gorgeous.
Lynn

Harriet Skelly said...

Your flowers are colored so beautifully Maria! I have this stamp and have been looking for ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

Meg said...

Wow, wow, wow!! That embossing makes such a stunning background for those beautiful flowers! Great coloring job, even if you couldn't use your gamsol!

Laura said...

How gorgeous is this.I love all the details.And this if beautiful.

Nordicblogger said...

Such a richly textured card. Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

You should be proud! This is beautiful! I love the colors and design.

Monica said...

WOW! This one is out of this world... such warm and rustic colours as well and what great colouring. It is thousand times better than my card...

xxx Monica

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