Friday, April 17, 2009

Flowers for You

Forsythias in bloom, yellow little flowers seem to be the first signs of spring. So I picked this yellow bouquet for all my readers :) I followed the SCS Sketch 224 and Color Challenge 213. My flowers were kreated with the Echoes of Kindness hostess lev 2 set. If you live in the Northern NJ area and would like to have a party and earn this set free, contact me.
I used my SU Markers to ink the So Saffron flower petals and Old Olive stems. Color directly on your stamp, a little huff of breath to remoisten the ink and stamp. Cool, right? Went back and touched up the stems with a bit of Certainly Celery and 'layered' So Saffron on my petals to achieve 'shadowed' areas. I touched a small area of each flower with my 2-way glue pen and sprinkled a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds. Perfect subtle shimmer. Added a small 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain bow to tie off my bouquet. Then I used my dauber gently dabbed in Bashful blue and with a light circular motion kreated a soft backdrop. I mounted this to Close to Cocoa, added two strips of So Saffron Ribbon (from the previous Sale-a-bration catalog) to my Bashful Blue card base and you have a card for almost any occasion. I decided not to add a sentiment at this time as I'm not sure what I'll use it for, but I think I have options, right? :)

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Stamps: Echoes of Kindness (113230 Lev 2 Hostess set)
Ink: Bashful Blue(105209), Old Olive Marker (100079), Certainly Celery Marker (105106), So Saffron Marker (105114)
Paper: Bashful Blue(105120), Whisper White (100730), Close to Cocoa (101341)
Accessories: 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (109029), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Daubers (102892), So Saffron Ribbon (retired SAB)


Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! I love the yellow & blue...very soft. Great job with the challenge too! Kim 2

Tiffany said...

Very pretty Kim! I love the little bow at the bottom to tie off the bouquet. Sweet!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Fish said...

Soft and pretty. Another lovely card! Mary

Patti said...

Love the shadowing and the Dazzling Diamonds for a little big of bling!

Denise said...

SO elegant! I love how soft and pretty this is!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, with nice subtle touches! Thanks for all the details.

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Kim your card is beautiful!! I almost got this set but after seeing your card, I just might have to get this set now!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, thinking of you...
Jennifer :)