Hi there and a very happy Friday to you! Have you had a good week? Checked out the latest goings on over at the Power Poppy Blog? Have you been able to get in any crafty time lately? I hope so! I was able to sneak in my craft room for a bit this week to put together a card for a sweet friend of mine. To say that she loves cauliflower would probably be an understatement so I thought this darling little cauliflower image from the Farmer's Market set would be perfect for a card for her!
I started by stamping my little basket of cauliflower on to card stock with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I colored it in with Copics and fussy cut it out but I wanted to add a little more dimension without a lot of extra fussy cutting. Hmmm, so I took my stylus and made a few indentations from the front so I could then turn it over and really emboss some dots from the back where the cauliflower florets were. After that, I added some sparkle on the florets with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen. To finish it off, I stamped the dainty little "Just For You" sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and my heat gun. Amazing how much detail that wee little sentiment has! :)
For my sentiment, I used a die from one of my treasured Marianne Design die sets, Petra's Square Frames. I thought the shape looked a little like cauliflower. I stamped the "Share what you Love" sentiment, sponged on some Ranger Distress ink in Peeled Paint and then proceeded to assemble my panels for my card. Just a couple of patterned papers, stitching, and ribbon treatment set the scene for my sentiment die cut and sparkly cauliflower basket.
I tried to get a photo to show the dimension of the cauliflower but I am not sure you can really see it in these photos. I can't recall a time when I have stamped over something I have colored with copics and then heat embossed it...but I think it really turned out great. Whew! And first time too.....I was a little nervous since I had already colored the entire image (when will I learn?) but it turned out A-okay this time!
Don't you just love that sentiment. I will take it one step further and add with the "peeps that you love"....so this card is going to one big hearted, incredibly creative, cauliflower super freak that I just adore! ;)
Ok, so now that I have shown you my card, how about taking a little hop around and see what some of my a-mazing Bloom Brigade sisters created for your Friday inspiration. And, if you haven't played along with our March Power and Spark Challenge that Tosha Leyendekker threw down last week, you really need to check that out too! It lasts all month and you could end up winning a stamp set of your choice! Yay! Ok, so that's all for me today but I am working on a little something for some upcoming posts (Ahem, April Power Poppy Release, cough cough) so I hope to see you back soon and until then, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper- Naturals White and Lucky Limeade card stocks from Stampin' Up!, Classic White card stock from Flourishes, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's "Dolled Up" 6x6 paper pad and Lilybeedesign's "Double Dutch" 6x6 paper pad; Ink- Versafine Onyx Black ink, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile ink; Other- Certainly Celery satin ribbon from SU!, white twine and button from PTI, and these Copic colors- YG0000, YG01, YG21, YG23, YG61, YG63, YG67, E30, E33, E35, E37,E57, E59, W01, W03, N5, N7, and N9.