Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Hollyhocks


supplies: pink card stock as base, Hero Arts K5370 Garden Silhouette, CL169 SparkleClear Happy Thoughts, jillibean soup "Blossom Soup" dp, BoBunny Avocado Dot dp, EK Success scallop diamond edge punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Nesties circle die-cut, twine, pink and green Memento markers

I was just playing around with this negative-image silhouette stamp and decided to try stamping it over a very busy design paper.  So I stamped it in Versamark ink, heat embossed it in white powder, then colored the flowers in with a pale pink marker, and the leaves with a green marker.  I really like how the print shows through the flowers, giving the effect of what hollyhocks really look like.  I've added the punched butterfly and the tag to show you what the paper originally looked like.

I'd like to enter this card into the July Card Challenge: Embossing at Simply Stamping Crafts, and also into the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! What a great idea, Lin:)

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  2. Ooooooh! I LOVE hollyhocks! Well, I can't think of a flower I don't like, really :)) This turned out so nicely, Lin.

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  3. you do some of the greatest techniques, lin! this card is just awesome!

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  4. This is stunning! I never thought to do this over patterned paper, but the effect is gorgeous. I will definitely try this - thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Gorgeous Lin. Loving the idea you came up with... gives depth to the flowers that's for sure

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  6. oh this is just gorgeous just love those flowers,beautiful,design super technique too hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  7. Hey Lin! Thanks again for linking up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! You go girl! :)

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  8. Wow, this is really super gorgeous! I didn't know you could color embossed images - I guess I always thought the ink would wipe off...? Anyways, such a lovely card - I love that sweet tag!

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  9. This is beautiful! What fun colors!

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