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Monday, March 31, 2008

More Catching Up! Spring Flowers Challenge

Ok, so this past Friday we were to create a card with a Spring Flower theme. You know what I suddenly realized? I don't have many current floral stamp sets on my shelves! I'm a flower person and not too long ago, it seemed like that was primarily all I owned. So, as a result, my purchases for the past year or so, have been non-flower type sets. So, now I find myself sadly lacking in current flower sets! BUT, you know what that means, don't you?!! Now I NEED to purchase more sets with flowers! Yipee!!


However, for this challenge, a flower themed project was the order of the day. So, I pulled out my much neglected (and the only current, truly floral set I now own!!) Heartfelt Thanks. Not sure if it will be around when the next catalog comes out this summer, so it needs to see some action. It's such a pretty set, and the results are always wonderful.
This afternoon, I visited SCS briefly and noticed that the tutorial for the past week was "Misting with Markers." Easy and fun, and another great way to use those ever-important markers!! The flower stamp was colored directly using the markers (Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, and Certainly Celery) and then lightly misted. Stamp 3 times (don't re-ink); allow to dry; and stamp over top with the "outline" type stamp. SU never put out markers in the In Colors, but the Not Quite Navy worked well in this case, don't you think?


Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Warmest Regards*
Inks: Not Quite Navy
Markers: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery
CS: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper, Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Misc: Scallop Punch, Oval Coluzzel, Not Quite Navy Mini Brads, Paper Piercer and Template (Tool Kit), White Gel Pen, Giga Scallop Punch**
*Retired
**Non SU
Now I'm all caught up. Need to prepare for Stamp Camp this coming weekend, but I WILL try to post before then. Thanks for stopping by....and for your patience.

14 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

So very pretty and springy!!! Love the layout too! {SMILES}

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is beautiful, Barb! Love your color combo!

Claudia said...

Very pretty - I love the color combo!

Barb Hardeman said...

Good for you to pull out such a time honored stamp set. This card is lovely and very spingy indeed...

Lynn Mercurio said...

Sometimes the oldies are the goodies, as is this stamp and the way you created such a wonderful card. The colors are spectacular!

Sheryl said...

Great card--I really like the layout with the scallop punches on the side!

Connie said...

Very pretty, Barb! My Heartfelt Thanks has been neglected, too...

KimberlyG said...

This is beautiful! I love how you used the scallops! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

MJ said...

I just love this set and it is even more beautiful in those colors. I so agree about the Not Quite Navy I used it for the Blue Bayou all the time and it is pretty darn close! Glad to see ya back stamping, I am still thinking of ya.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love this color combo on this layout, especially! Great card!

Basement Stamper said...

Love that set and the misty markers on it...I'm going to have to try that. I really like the colors of this as well. Great job and glad to have you back!

Lori said...

So pretty! This image is perfect for the misting technique.

Ida said...

Missed this last week. It's very pretty, love your colors and the scalloped edges.

Leigh said...

Lovely card, Barb. It's all wonderfully put together and the scalloped pieces on the sides really help in sending the eye to the focal point image.

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