Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day Two with Vera

Welcome back for day two of my pairing up with Vera! Wasn’t her card yesterday just lovely? I’m so proud of her for tackling that flower stamp!
I’m sticking with the Christmas theme and here is our inspiration photo

I really took to the stripe and the flowers. You know I love me some big flowers J

I started with a white card base and rounded opposite corners. Then I took my background stamp (Hero Arts, Stripes Pattern) and inked it up with crushed olive. I did spritz it with water before stamping so I got really good coverage. My ink pad needs to be reinked (for shame, I know) and it isn’t as wet as it could be so the water helps. I stamped on an angle to created a diagonal stripe. To cover the whole card I had to do some matching up but I’m thrilled with the way it came out.  To add to the Christmas feel and throw in a little more interest I went back in with a fine red marker and a T-square to create the thin lines.
For the center panel I stamped my flowers (Hero Arts, Stencil Flower) in jet black archival ink. I stamped them again on a scrap piece of white and fussy cut them out. Once I had my flowers all cut apart I colored them with barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany. I adhered them flat to my panel and trimmed off the edges. Since I wanted a Christmas card and I didn’t actually use any Christmas stamps I added stardust stickles to the edges of the petals and glossy accents to the center. Is it just me or does glitter say holiday to you too?
I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Merry Christmas Trees) in black and added some clear rhinestones. To add the panel to my card base I used dimensional adhesive.
I’m off to see what Vera made, I just know it will be fabulous J


  1. Kelly, this is gorgeous! Then again, you always know how to make those flower shines! :)