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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tres Pears

Here's another card featuring a background technique from the current Technique Junkies newsletter called Pearlized Gesso. The crosshatch pattern is shimmery in real life (what looks like yellow is actually gole) and yet is subtle enough not to scream "BLIIIING!!" The card is actually more muted in person.

For the main image panel, I inked the pear stamp (Hampton Art Stamps) with mustard ink, then rocked just the edges in the green pad to get a graduated tone. I inked the stem with the brown ink, and stamped the center pear on Stampin' Up!'s cream cardstock. I then masked this by stamping the pear on a Post-It, trimming closely, and placing over the stamped pear. I stamped the pear two more times, one on each side, before removing the mask. I stamped a mesh texture (All Night Media) in brown ink along the bottom, and over stamped this with the Pears text stamp (A Stamp in the Hand).

I sponged the bottom edge with the brown ink, and the top with the mustard. I layered the main image panel to dark brown, then over an openwork green woven fiber ribbon that was wrapped around the background panel. The photo tabs are antiqued gold, and the ribbon is tied with thin linen cord.

Thanks for looking!


Orion Designs said...

Beautiful card Nancy! I saw it on the artwork page and cased the layout for one of my pearlized gesso cards. Using that hardware stuff is proving to be a challenge -- thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Such a classy creation, Nancy! Those are not 'my' colors, but they are beautiful! That's a favorite stamp, but I think I gave it to a friend who loves pears. lol Anyway, as always, your work is an inspiration.

Evelyn in Oregon

Manna said...

GORGEOUS, Nancy! Love the colour combo. The masked pears are way cool! TFS!

leenda said...


stamp and scrape said...

I've no idea how you achieved the background, but it looks fab behind those beautiful pears. Such wonderful restful colours too.