Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How Sweet Of You...

I was in need of a thank you card and had some new stamps in hand that where just waiting to be inked.  I went to The Paper Players for a little inspiration.  The fabulous LeAnne of Wee Inklings designed a sketch this...


The new stamps would work perfectly with this layout so off to creating I went.  Here is my final card ...


Stamps:  Sweet Strawberries (Gina K)
Paper:  So Saffron, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Glossy White, Real Red
DSP:  Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Memento Black, So Saffron, More Mustard, Real Red
Accessories:  Cuttlebug fancy floral embossing folder, Nestabilities Big Scallop Circle, Copics, sponge dauber, modern label and designer label punches, clear embossing powder, pop dots, pearls
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
  • I embossed the the strawberries first and then colored with the Copics.
  • While still in the die, I sponged So Saffron around the image.  I tried to add some depth by then adding More Mustard.
  • The sentiment is also embossed.  Since I was stamping on glossy paper, the ink stayed wet enough that I could still emboss it.
  • I finished it off with a few pearls.
This card turned out to have a lot of texture on it.  Thanks for stopping by and as always...

Have a great day,
Pam~

8 comments:

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Pam this is so cute. I used this layout for one of my class cards. your coloring is gorgeous. hugs.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful image and you've colored and sponged it so well...and that embossing is a perfect complement! Love your sentiment panel, too! Thanks for playing with my sketch this week!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

This is gorgeous, Pam! I love the colors you chose and the background sponging is just divine!! Love the pearls at the bottom too!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous Pam! You've coloured the strawberries and leaves beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Benzi said...

What a 'sweet' image and your sponging looks awesome. That really makes an image stand out.

Guess we'll get plenty of rain today/tonight and possibly more than that. Stay dry!!

loly borda said...

Gorgeous card! The image you chose and the embossed background match perfect!
Congrats.
Loly Borda

Angela said...

Cute! I love the touch of pearls and embossing!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh Pam, this is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful coloring job you have done and I love how you sponged inside the die. You did a fabulous job adding depth with More Mustard! Love the light green background, the black strip at the bottom and the pops of red! Stunning. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!