Saturday, November 24, 2007

Looks like More Fancy Pants Paper. :0)

I love this paper (Fancy Pants "Wild Iris" #947.) Can't get enough of it. Same with the phrase from the new Hostess set "Time Well Spent."

This flower was made using the emboss resist technique on glossy white cardstock. Click on it if you'd like to see details. :0) First, I sponge daubed the turquoise colours on it, then I stamped the "Looks Like Spring" flower in versamark and embossed with clear e.p. Then I sponged black over it, wiped the excess ink and added silver zigpainty. Finally I used a sanding block to take off most of the silver. Then cut it out.

The beaded center was made with wire, from S.U.'s wire works. I just beaded it one loop at a time and twisted it together. Threading it through a hole punched in the middle of the flower-- and putting that little paper bit in the center--hides my messy wire work. It keeps it sturdy too. The flower is on top of a pop up glue dot. Other cardstock used: "Chocolate Chip," Cool Caribbean," and "River Rock."

You can't see it, perhaps, but the main card has versamarked acrylic stamps (fancy pants in the garden--again; I'm nothing if not repetitive. Comes from having my supplies in the bedroom when I work all night in the dining room & can't wake Charles to get stuff... lol.)

Happy Stampin'


Michelle said...

Oh wow, Mel, the detail on this card is amazing. LOVE the beaded embellishment (those are beads, right?). I need to learn to read more closely!

leann said...

this is gorgeous Mel ~ i'm so in love with that sentiment stamp!

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Mel! This card is gorgeous!! I LOVE all the little extras! Very pretty card!

Savitri said...

Love the card!! Actually I love all of your designs :D It's great that you're in the SBS group, nice to have inspirational ppl in there -- to get us going ya know :D Can't wait to see what other projects you have!


Tina said...

Oh, this card is very precious! I love it!

The Lucky Clucker said...

You have such detail in your creations! Thanks for linking me up with the Sisterhood!

Tina said...

Hi Mel,
Thanks to visit my blog and for your compliments!

To your answer:
I love the "Stampin´when I can" Blog. I visit Allisons blog every day.

Your cards are very fantastic! Wonderful papers and colors!


Kim Etherington said...

Great card. Love the colours.