Cards For Sale

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Botanical Blooms



Happy Hump Day Peeps!!! Hope you are having a great week so far.

Today's card is made with the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

I used a Botanical Bloom set from SU's Sale-a-Bration. This is a fun little set to work with. You can use the outline image, as I did here, or you can stamp the middle. I began by stamping my flowers onto watercolor paper, and then some leaves stamp randomly around the flowers. I then stamped several leaves and flowers onto scrap watercolor paper. I then "colored" them all in with my aqua painter and ink squished into the lid of my riding hood red and kiwi kiss ink pads.

I then started to cut them all out to layer. The flowers cut fairly easily, the leaves where a bit more tricky and takes much patience, grasshopper!!! LOL! I layered them up a couple of times on the flowers and once on the leaves with dimensionals.

After getting them all the way I wanted I took my crystal effects and covered the flowers and leaves. I then sprinkled just a bit of diamond dust onto the flower centers. I then sit that piece aside to dry.

Here is a closeup of the flowers, they are very pretty and sparkly IRL!


The base of the card is made with Riding Hood Red Card stock followed by some regal rose and the DS paper is from the Bella Rose pack. The Kiwi kiss piece is punched at the bottom with the new lace edge punch and I added silver brads to the middle of each scallop. I matted the main panel with regal rose and riding hood red. I edge punched the riding hood red piece with the lace punch as well. I pierced around the inside edge, added a strip of kiwi kiss satin ribbon across the bottom and the sentiment is from the SU set "All Holidays". I punched it out with my small oval punch and then used the large oval to mat with regal rose. I also added two silver brads to it. I pierced around the outer edge of the card at the top and sides down to the kiwi stip not sure you can see that in the picture tho.

The main image panel was mounted to the card with dimensionals after allowing to completely dry.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!

Vicki

14 comments:

Martha said...

oh wow its beautiful. I love all your cards all the time ;)

carol h said...

AMAZING!!!!! Beautiful. The colors and coloring are just gorgeous. You have a tremendous talent.

Jackie said...

This is gorgeous Vicki and love the colors! awesome, awesome card!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Vicki...those flowers are stunning!

Lois said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! and I did see it irl and it's gorgeous.

Nancy Riley said...

Look at that AMAZING dimension! WOW! Well done, Vicki!

tracy said...

gorgeous! I have that set and just cannot make it work for me! Will have to try again from looking at your card :)

Piritta said...

Wow, pretty card!!! Beutiful colors

Jaspere said...

Wow Vicki! This is jaw dropping good.

Kerri said...

This card is just amazingly beautiful! I love it!!!

sumbine said...

Very beautiful card.
The 3D-look of the flowers looks awesome!

Rochelle said...

Well done! This card uses this SAB set great! It looks awesome!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Beautiful Card!!! I didn't even recognize the set! Awesome job!

Karen Giron said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card - your patience paid off!