Monday, April 28, 2008

For a friend

Here is a cute card! I haven't used this set in a long time! Thought is was perfect for a friend of mine that is having hard times. The set is called Hang In There. It is a retired Stampin' Up! set.
My color scheme, is Pretty In Pink, Soft Sky and Basic Black. I like how a bit of black bordering ties everything together. It works great because the image was first inked in Basic Black! I then water colored the image with Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink (for the cheeks and birdie), Certainly Celery for leaves of tree, and Close to Cocoa. The sky was brayered Sky Blue with a touch of Pretty in Pink. The grass is Certainly Celery with Pretty in Pink Flowers, and Always Artichoke stems. I added some white doodling on the flowers with my gel pen. There is a bit of paper piercing on everything! The tag was created with my Window Word Punch, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, and 1 1/2 circle punch. I also used the Photo Corners punch!
For emboss resist technique:
I went over the entire cat, branch and bird with VersaMark marker. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the stamped image and embossed. This was done so I could then brayer the sky over the cat with out messing up the job I did with coloring. I also just love the touch it adds when you emboss your images. The stamped image is glossy, and just pops!
Hope you like!!
Happy Stampin'

1 comment:

silke said...

Andi - this card is super cute!!!Love the image with the sentiment -just awesome and a great idea to *lift someone up*!!!

Thanks for adding a link so I could see your bog!!!