Welcome back! Today's posting is a workshop card that was designed for a fun group of co-workers at a nearby church. Sandy, the workshop Hostess, asked taht one of the projects be a card in Fall colors. Since this was my first meeting with this great group since the release of the new In Colors, I wanted to demonstrate how these unique colors could be combined to convey a seasonal feel. What do you think?
I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set so that I could showcase a couple of simple, yet eye-catching, techniques. The first technique: inking a stamp with markers. The branch with the multi-colored flowers was inked (using the brush tip of the marker) with Old Olive for the branch and Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry for the flowers. [Thank you Stampin' Up! for offering the In Colors in markers this year!] The key to inking a stamp with markers is to huff on the inked stamp before you stamp on paper so that your breath will remoisten the ink.
The second technique: creating a dimensional element. The Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango flowers were stamped on Very Vanilla scraps and cut out with Paper Snips. The petals of the flowers were rolled up on the Dusty Durango flower and down on the Rich Razzleberry flower. This is accomplished by placing each petal of the Dusty Durango flower between the thumb and bone folder and gently pulling the bone folder along the length of the petal in an upward motion. Theh opposite would occur for the Rich Razzleberry flower to roll the petals of the flower slightly under. Linen thread is knotted through the holes of the Chocolate Chip button which is placed in the center of the Dusty Durango flower with Mini Glue Dots. The Dusty Durango flower is placed in the center of the Rich Razzleberry flower with more Mini Glue Dots. Finally, a Pop-Up Glue Dot is placed under the center of the Rich Razzleberry flower, giving it just enough of a lift to keep the rolled petals elevated above the card front.
Give one or both of these techniques a try on your next project. You'll be very pleased with the results.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
Stamps: Eastern Blooms; Inks: Rich Razzleberry Classic, Dusty Durango Classic; Many Marvelous Markers: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie; In Color Stampin' Write Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry; Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla; Embellishments: Chocolate Chip button (Button Latte), Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Pop-Up Glue Dot; Tools: Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Sponge