Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Razzleberry Floret

Today I'm taking a "rest" day and just playing in the studio.  I'm been on my feet a lot the past couple of days and was planning on making some more Pesto today to freeze, but have decided I need a day off :)

Here's my card for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  The great thing about the sketch challenges is usually it involves several layers and I usually am more of a "clean and simple" card-maker, so it helps me to use up some of my beautiful DP (designer papers) that I'm had hanging around for a while.  The DP used in my card today is Cottage Wall and it's retired.  It is one of my favorite SU! papers and I bought several packages of it when it was available a couple of years ago.  Everything used in my card today is from SU!  Hope you like.

"Razzleberry Floret"
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets (SU!)
Papers:  Rich Razzleberry, Rich Razzleberry DP, Cottage Wall, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Ice embossing powder, heat tool, 5/8" Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the blossom onto Whisper White cardstock in Rich Razzleberry ink.  After it dried, I coated it with Versamark and ice embossing powder and heat set it.  I find embossing powder sticks better to Versamark so I get better coverage than embossing the image directly.  I cut out the flower and adhered it on top of the leaves, popping it up with dimensionals.

I added a thin frame of Rich Razzleberry to the stamped image and also the satin ribbon and bow.
I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, popping up the main panel with dimensionals to add depth.

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