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Monday, August 18, 2008


I have to admit I'm not in love with this card, but what a fun technique! I was inspired by a card in the book Magenta Style Paper Magic done in the same technique.

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(the stamped green leaves actually match the colored pencil leaves in person)

I started with a piece of black cardstock and stamped various elements from Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Blossoms, using Colorbox Pigment Ink in Frost White. I dried it with a heat tool, and then just colored over the white areas with colored pencils. I used two shades on each element, and then highlighted with a Signo white gel pen. I used the pigment ink to add some swirls in the open spaces, then trimmed the panel into three pieces. I used the same ink to edge each side straight from the foam pad, then adhered them to blue cs.

I stamped the leaves on a piece of white cs using Colorbox Chalk Pastel Lime ink (so sad they didn't match the others in form and no idea if these flowers are even found in Hawaii but I liked the effect with the greeting ;o). I used black Staz-On to stamp the Aloha (no mark on the wood block - it's an ancient stamp I bought years ago) because not all ink stamps well over chalk inks.

Thanks for stopping in - I need to get back to work on the family business now!


christina d said...

I like your card, I think I have that book, gonna have to look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shirley said...

A really neat card technique, Nancy! TFS and your card is really pretty too!

CraftyC said...

I think its alovely card, the black background really makes it stand out!

Manna said...

What a fun technique! Very vibrant colours. I love it!