Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Flower for a friend

I stamped today!! I was busy all day, but I just made some time tonight to make a card. I needed an extra special card for a dear friend. She sent me a surprise package in the mail yesterday...I was so excited!! She truly is wonderful.
For this card, I started with the premade square white SU cards and envelopes. I stamped the canvas background in basic brown onto a square of rose red cardstock and then stamped the French script over that in the same color, but only on half of the background. Now, the canvas stamp is not as wide as this card so in order to cover the entire square I inked it up and moved it around a couple of times, overlapping where I stamped. It gives it a weathered fabric look and makes it so you can't really see any seams. I also rubbed the edges of the red with my Bloody Mary chalk spot to distress it a bit. I mounted my rose red onto a square of chocolate chip and set it aside. For my flower, I used watercolor paper and stamped again with the Basic Brown. I used the aqua-painter to pick up color right off of the watercolor crayons. This is my favorite way to use the crayons because it is so easy...and I'm so lazy! I dried the flower and leaves with the heat tool and then cut them all out. I watercolored a square on another piece of WC paper and dried it and then mounted the flower and leaves onto that. The flower is actually 'popped up' with some dimensionals. I stamped wonderful on a tag from the SU tag sheets, rubbed the edges with the chalk pad and just slipped it under the flower. I punched the corners of the WC paper with a 1/4 inch circle punch to make it look like the ticket punch...need to get that...and added some mini brads from my new hodge podge kit. I tied a bit 'o twill across the front of the card and stuck it all together. I did stamp the inside of the card with the same flower and others from the set (Flower Fest) but I colored them in with chalks. The watercolor crayons don't work as well on regular cardstock.
My office is coming right along! I should be able to send out pictures by the end of the week. yay!

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