Friday, June 25, 2010

Just because

Just a quick post.....This Hero Arts Dogwood stamp is really a beautiful image.  I haven't played with it near enough.  I started by stamping it twice on white cardstock, once in soft blossom shadow ink and again in peeled paint distress ink.  After cutting out the pink blossoms and distressing around the edges with fired brick, I curled them a bit, and popped them above the green image, adding some seed pearls to their centers.  I thought it would look good with Tim Holtz's birdcage and bird, but until today, it just wasn't coming together.  This afternoon I decided to try stamping the dogwood a few times as a background in peeled paint distress ink, and now I'm happy with this result.  The sentiment is from PTI's Vintage Picnic Sentiments.  Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you have a great weekend.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Lin! Love all the dimension!

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  2. This is gorgeous Lin! Beautiful design! Love the dogwood background and the pink dogwood look amazing with the distressing, curl and bead centres!

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  3. This is incredible going to copy it for sure...now I have your permission

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  4. What a gorgeous card! I love all the elements that you used! It's just dazzling! Thanks for sharing!~

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  5. this is gorgeous, LIn!! beautiful colors and composition! LOVE IT!!

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  6. Just amazing Lin. It turned out perfect. Love the green and pinks together.

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  7. Beautiful color combination! Glad to see you enjoying your PTI goodies!

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  8. My favorite color combo! This is really beautiful, Lin! Love the dogwood background and gorgeous pink ones too! So lovely along with the birdcage and bird!

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  9. Gorgeous! This took my breath away!

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  10. So elegant and beautiful Lin!

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  11. Great card!!!! What a great idea, I should try using distress inks with this stamp. I usually color it with Copics.

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  12. This is such a beautiful card Lin! Your flowers (as always) are incredible! I love the dimension!
    :-) Barbara

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  13. Beautiful, I love how you layered everything and those flowers are lovely!

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  14. Wow Lin- this is just stunning- love all the layering and dimension you created!

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  15. Love the dogwood as accents to the birdcage and bird. Beautiful!

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  16. Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! Love the use of the dogwood stamp here! You've really inspired me!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!