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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Potted Plants with Paper Soft

Okay, you have to click on this photo LOL I am mighty pleased with myself - I've been really feeling that I've been lacking since I didn't have any Flower Soft to work with yet so I developed my own homemade version to stand in for now!!

STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet

INKS: Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Staz-On Jet Black, Distress Brushed Corduroy (I think),embossing, Pumpkin Pie

SUPPLIES: Tim Holtz Distress tool, ribbons, cotton string, purple rivet, McGill Multi-tags Scallop, stamp edge scissors, white embossing powder, heat gun, craft pad, water spritzer, finepoint black permanent marker, matte glue, sponges

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Watercolor Distress

SKETCH: SplitcoastStampers SC118 (mostly LOL)

NOTES: the green panel has the trowel and watercan images embossed in white ~ I added stems to the potted plant images with a permanant finepoint pen in black ~ to make the flower heads look a bit textural like Flower Soft would, I used the Distress tool to get a bunch of cardstock shavings in two shades of purple and green. I found it worked best to do two sheet thicknesses at once. To glue the shavings down I put the matte glue in the shape of flower heads and then used a paper piercer to pick the shavings up and apply them one little section at a time, not pressing them down much, just enough to attach to the glue. I call my little discovery Paper Soft LOL

Thanks for checking in! :o)


Evelyn S. said...

Aren't you the clever one? But I knew that already. And I love this card just like I loved the one before it. Still great color combo, as well.

Roxie said...

Love it
I got my Flower soft yesterday, but havn't had time to play. Now I don't have to worry if I have the right colors I hope you don't mind if I stamplift your idea.

Nancy Y said...

aren't you clever? What a great solution - I can make that!
This is a beautiful card!!

Kathryn the Teawife said...

These last two cards in shades of purple and green are so lovely! Even though the weather is cold and gray here in England, your cards definitely give me hope that there is a spring to come! Thanks, as always, for your inspiration. Kisses, Kathy the teawife

Manna said...

YOU ARE A GENIUS! OK, I'm yelling! Love your card, Nancy! Very pretty and great layout!

Holly said...

Super cool discovery! I usually just do my distressing over the trash can - never thought to save those soft little shavings. Thanks for sharing, and that is a gorgeous card!

Laura Leuenberger said...

Well, the paper soft is just the right touch to make your cards pop! I really like the layout you used. Love all your cards. I just discovered your blog and I will be coming back often.