Monday, July 4, 2011

Fabulous Florets

I simply love the new stamp set Fabulous Florets. It is in the current Summer Mini Catalog but it's also in the new Idea Book & Catalog. I'm very excited about that!

This card is one I made for my "Upscale Swap Group" June swap. I've been waiting for all of the ladies to get their cards before I posted this. I think they've all gotten theirs, so I can share this with you now!

The flowers were made with a new "technique". The idea came from Lee Conroy - she called it "spray painting" on cards. I stamped the flowers on Whisper White cardstock with Black Craft ink and embossed with clear powder. Then I took a small spray bottle and mixed up some isopropyl alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint (pg. 203 in the new IB&C). Then I added some drops of dye-based reinkers - one used Concord Crush and another used Daffodil Delight. After putting down some paper towel to absorb the extra liquid, I sprayed the flowers with each color and let them dry. (I got a little impatient and used my heat tool to hurry them up.) :) When they were FINALLY dry, I cut them out and added them to my card with dimensionals. The extra color in the center came from using a marker to add a little depth.

This is called a "stair-step card". There are a lot of variations on that concept, but this does fold flat to fit into an envelope for mailing.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out. What do you think? Do you like it?

Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom

1 comment:

  1. I love this card. I'm so glad I got one in our swap.