On to the card for today - SCS Color Challenge (CC382 - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral). I wanted to try something I had seen on Darlene's blog (Darlene.Design.com) ... marker layering on top of DP. Darlene used copics, which is probably a lot better on DP, but I don't have any coral copics yet, so used my Stampin' Write marker and a blender pen. Had to be careful to blend with just the lightest pressure, otherwise the DP starts to disintegrate. SWM's are much, much better to use with SU!'s Whisper White cardstock or watercolor paper. Anyways, not only did I try Darlene's idea, but I used the same stamp she did. Now, I didn't think this through much before starting --- I was just thinking about the color challenge and using DP with the right colors. I stamped the rose onto a square of crumb cake and white DP, thinking I would mount the square once I was finished and my card would be done. The rustic look of the plaid DP just didn't go with the pretty coral rose. I was about to start over when I decided to cut the rose out and see if it looked better. Good enough!! You can still see the plaid DP through the markers (which is the whole idea of this technique), but it doesn't look wrong --- cutting away the excess plaid made a huge difference. Hope you like.
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); Parisian Breeze Specialty DP (retired), Crumb Cake striped DP (SU!)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, heat tool, blender pen, 1/2" Crumb Cake seam binding, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, glue dot, and dimensionals
I stamped the rose in Versamark onto the plaid DP and embossed with white. I used Cameo Coral ink with blender pen, and a Cameo Coral Stampin' Write marker to color in the rose. I cut it out. I stamped the sentiment using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
I mounted all the elements onto the card base, popping up the rose with dimensionals to add depth. I added a strip of striped Crumb Cake DP to the inside of the card as well.