Hello! Ready for a new week? I'm hoping this week will be a little more productive stamping-wise as I sure do have a lot of stamps and digis I'd like to color. As I was going about my business the other day -- household and garden chores 'n stuff -- I was wondering if I'd be quite so cheerful about my day if I didn't have my stamping/coloring time to look forward to. Maybe everyone doesn't have a need to be crafty, but I can't imagine life without it. How about you?
Anyway... today's card was made specifically for a friend who wants all the get well and sympathy cards I can possibly make for her. I recently gave her a batch, so now it's time to start on more. I like to provide her with some variety, and this time I created something feminine.
I used Power Poppy's Prairie Cheer clear stamp set and watercolored the flower with Tombow markers. The center die cut layer was edged with a Krylon gold leafing pen, but I'm not entirely happy with the outcome. Thankfully, I was able to cover up some of my mess with the green oval die cut.
The flower petals in the green die cut would pop out, but I left them in place and painted with gold Gansai Tambi watercolor. I just love how that set includes some shimmery metallic paints. I'm spreading the love around all the coloring mediums in my stamp room, hence the Tombows today.
The Divine Eloquence die was cut in white and sponged with plum inks, darker at the bottom. Layered that on vanilla cardstock and trimmed the edges flush. Wrapped in organdy ribbon and tied a bow, which used the last of that spool (yay!). However, I have another whole spool of this particular ribbon. It's one of those go-with-everything ribbons, and I like organdy for its see-through aspect. I'm totally dedicated to using up the vast collection which remains after my recent ribbon purge.
I'll wrap this up with a list of supplies at the end. I hope we can get together again soon. Take care!
Stamps: Power Poppy Prairie Cheer Paper: 140 lb hot press watercolor, vanilla, white, 7 Gypsies Conservatory designer paper Ink: Palette dark brown, YG93 Copic marker for coloring vining oval frame, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum, Tombow markers for watercoloring Accessories: Krylon gold leafing pen, Gansai Tambi gold watercolor paint, organdy ribbon, gold cord, Spellbinders Divine Eloquence and Labels Twenty-Eight, Die-namites Butterfly Frame