Saturday, July 23, 2011

Monochromatic Botanical

In case you hadn't noticed, I've been submitting lots of cards to Moxie Fab World's "Fanatical about Botanical" challenge.  I can't help it, these are the images that make me happy.  But so far I haven't done anything that is all stamped, so that was my goal with this card.  This Decorative Birds stamp from 2007 is an old favorite, and I think it fits the bill quite nicely.  Everything is stamped using bundled sage distress ink - isn't it a lovely color?


supplies: white card stock, Hero Arts K4892 CardArt Decorative Birds, S5507 Envelope Pattern, versamark ink and clear embossing powder, K5354 French Post, pinkpaislee 00445 Impressions (card border), bundled sage distress ink, pale pink gems


The birds image was stamped in Versamark ink, clear embossed, and then rubbed with bundled sage distress ink.  That panel was then edged with more of the same bundled sage.  Then I overstamped the envelope pattern for some subtle texture, and the French script for a watermark look.  The white card was stamped along the edges with the leaf motif from the pinkpaislee Impressions set before affixing the panel to it.  I love the toile-like effect it gives.  To finish,  I added some tiny pink gemstones to the centers of the flowers.

10 comments:

  1. This is just lovely Lin - such great stamping and those sweet pink gems are a gorgeous finishing touch. So pretty and delicate, Jo x

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  2. This is just beautiful Lin, it has a wonderful feel to it, even romantic, love it!

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  3. Oh, this card is quite pretty! And look at that sweet bird! :)

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  4. I really love that colour Lin! This card is a real beauty!

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  5. Bundled Sage has always been a favorite of mine. Such a beautiful green! Love this card Lin! Sooo pretty!

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  6. this is just beautiful. You are so right... a real toile look to the background. Great in the soft green colours

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  7. OK, if I can make a prediction...one of your gorgeous botanical cards WILL win and be published...NO DOUBT in my mind! Just gorgeous!!!

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  8. I kept looking at this one in my reader. It is just gorgeous! I have this stamp and always forget to use it until I see something as beautiful as this.

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  9. Hey Lin! Thanks yet again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you've found it to be so inspiring! :)

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