For my card, I decided to make it a sympathy card because unfortunately, I needed one, and also because I have not had a chance to get this beautiful stamp set inky yet.
I stamped my image from the Calla Lilies set with Memento Tuxedo Black on to a Spellbinders Rectangle die cut from Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock. I also stamped an extra image to cut out two of the blooms and one of the leaves. I colored everything with copics, sponged on a little Ranger Iced Spruce Distress ink and edged it with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen. Yes, Silver! I have strayed out of my Gold Leaf box into silver territory. I know I will love this one as much as the gold one! I kept the card really simple so the image would really stand out. And if you can believe it....there are the two ribbons for the challenge and not a single bow anywhere. I really wanted to put a bow on it, and I tried, but I never could get it to look right, so in the end I just left it the way I have it here. Things were not going my way today....I tried to sew a zig zag around my patterned paper's edge, but it ended up in a tangled mess so I had to start over. I did not want to risk it again since that was the last piece of that dp I had, so I left it alone. I am not sure what is going on with my sewing machine...I guess lack of use lately...lol. I used a few glue dots to adhere my fussy cut blooms and leaf to give the image a little dimension and added a couple of black layers on my panels. I had to use glue dots instead of my Collal because my Collal was pretty dried up. I discovered there is a crack in the cap which I guess allowed part of the tube to dry up. I wrestled with it for a little while, then decided it was taking too long, so I just went with the glue dots. Grrrr. For my card base, I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts to give it a little texure. It is a basket weave pattern. Here is a close up so you can see the detail is these gorgeous blooms....
Not sure if you can see the texture from the embossing folder in there, but I promise...it is there. Oh, I did add a little sparkle to the stamens of the lilies with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen. I love the subtle shimmer it gives. So, despite all of my craft room obstacles, I finally managed to make a card! Yay! I hope you will be able to play along with us this week! As always, you can win a prize and your chances go up if you use Flourishes stamps! So come on! Also, we have a new Guest Designer with us for September.....Kathy Roney! I have seen some of Kathy's beautiful work before, so I know we are all in for a real treat this month! So glad to have you with us, Kathy!
Stamps: Calla Lilies
Paper: Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock, Black card stock, Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found Portobello Road 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, Krylon Silver Leafing pen
Dies: Spellbinders' Classic Rectangle Small set
Embossing Folder; Lifestyle Crafts "Chain"
Ribbons: Wide gray ribbon, narrow ivory ribbon
Adhesives: Scor tape, glue dots
And these Copic Color Combinations:
And YG0000, YG00, YG91, Y02, C0, E40, E41, & G28