Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Vases in Vogue
I'm in a small tri-fold swap and wouldn't ya know it, I have to stamp for something and NOTHING comes to me. I really love the new designer paper and the colors soft sky and purely pomegranate, so I started there.
I used the new punch box Three For You and punched the flowers at an angle, through all three layers of paper so when it's adhered on the base it's shows through. The very back layer has the flower outline stamped on the inside of the flowers (which you can't see very well from the photo) and I also added a tiny dot of white with the white gel pen. The stems are made with the pokey thing in the crafter's tool kit... something Val from Cal got me hooked on. I used aquapainters to color in the snake with wild wasabi (my aunts all time favorite color so far) and added some shading with blue bayou.
Since the colors bled through... just a tiny bit, I adhered the inside flap down to make a more standard card... so I guess, not really a trifold now, but I like how it gives the card a bit more sturdiness since I used the designer paper instead of card stock. If I had been more careful with the amount of water on my aquapainter, it would have been fine, but I like it this way... now the ribbon doesn't show on the inside. Lots of room to jot a note too. :)
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Vases in Voque, Three for You, Zoofari
Paper: Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Basic Black
Other: Crafter's Tool Kit, Scor-Pal, Slit Punch, Black Gingham, Aquapainter, White Gel Pen, Three for You flower Punch, Vintage Brads
You can see a tutorial on how to make my trifold card here
Hope you all have a wonderful day... we celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary yesterday. I can't believe it's been 19 years! I love my man. :) He's such a bomb.