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Friday, January 25, 2008

Faith Tulip with Swirls

Good morning :o)

Lots of times I start with my main image panel, and so as I keep adding layers, my card ends up way bigger than a standard A2 size card - that was the case here! I have both the large and small tulip and for whatever reason I started with the large LOL

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Card measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/4"

This card features background cs called Technicolor Dye Inks from the Dec TechniqueJunkie newsletter. The basic idea is to use a rainbow pad and brayer, and let me say, anytime you brayer more than one ink color together on the same sheet of cs, you NEVER know what you'll end up with!! I found the colors in my bkgd to be a challenge to match, but fun to try. IRL the purples are a little more true violet.

If you click for more detail you might be able to see that the main panel is actually some white over dark cream cs, and the stamping is done in layers. I was going for a look similiar to a piece of art hanging in the bathroom, but have not come very close yet...will keep trying! Tulip stamp is Hero Arts.

When this had dried, I stamped Faith (Stampin' Up!'s Graceful Words set) in black Versafine and layered it to two torn edge panels as shown. I stamped the verse (SU's God's Way set) on cream cs with the black ink, then overstamped swirls (Autumn Leaves Elegant Flourishes set by Rhonna Farrer) using Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Lavender. This was a second generation stamping as the ink was just a bit too overpowering full strength.

I trimmed my bkgd panel to size, stamped the writing (Penny Black "Letter Background") over one corner in the black ink, and tied a sheer cream ribbon around the panel before adhering it to a purple panel. I stamped some more swirls on the textured cream card front, using the lavender ink full strength this time.

*tip*
Chalk inks can be a lot more liquidy than others, and will usually work well if your cs is textured.

I layered everything as shown, pop-dotting the verse.

Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

Digital said...

Nancy--This card is lucious. I love the purples and the tulip. I just made a scarf using similiar colors and feel inspired by both. Love, Mom

Godelieve said...

This is extremely gorgeous! Great colors, fabulous stamping and design!

Manna said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! Your colours are so lovely. Love the stamp also!

Trudy said...

Breathtaking!