Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fresh Blooms

I was playing with my Fresh Cuts stamp set again. This set is sooooo versatile! I will definitely be using it lots! I don't know how often I'll make a card like this, though, because it took forever to ink the stamp!

I first inked the stamp in Blush Blossom, then I used my Lovely Lilac and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers to colour in various parts of the stamp. I was frustrated because this was actually my third attempt! The first two didn't stamp properly so I had to start over. Grrr!

Then I rounded the edges with my corner rounder punch and layered it on some Garden Green and Almost Amethyst cardstock. I rounded all the corners of this one to soften it (a tip from Alex!).

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White and cut it to fit the frame from my pewter Hodgepodge Hardware.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope everyone has a great weekend and a good time celebrating Father's Day! We're going to the zoo to celebrate (appropriate that my children should be with some other wild animals! LOL!)

Blessings to you,


Maria said...

Hi Shannon!

I love your card. It's very elegant and the images are fabulous! I can totally relate to having to restamp images. When that happens, I usually layer over it using the same image so I don't feel like I wasted cardstock! LOL!

In the end, well. . .you did a fabulous job!


Diane said...

Beautiful Shannon!!!

Alexandra said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is gorgeous Shannon - I just love this!! All the coloring you did is fabulous, what a beautiful card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Oh my goodness Shannon!....this is beeeeeeeautiful!.....I can tell you really put ALOT of work into the stamping....hope you didnt throw out the "arghs"!!!...they can always be used as smaller layers on noties!...especially after all the GREAT work you put into the stamping!..thanks for sharing...I cannot wait to get this set for myself.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

But it sure is stunning!!!! Just fabulous!!!! Sometimes my Sizzix helps me stamp out large images.....but coloring seperate parts of it differently does take a lot more out of ya!!! But it sure was worth it Shannon!!! This is beyond gorgeous!!!