Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Summer elegance

And now for something completely different... no rabbit, no owl, no Earth Elements... just very plain and clean pastels. 

This stamp set is so elegant that it needs no adornment so I kept this card really simple to show off the beautiful image.

There are many ways to use this two-step stamp set; you can colour the solid image using markers, Watercolour Wonder™ crayons, go monochromatic with a single colour from an ink pad...

On this occasion I just used the outline image, stamping in beautiful Basic Grey which is more subtle than Basic Black and almost gives a pencil-drawn effect. I coloured the image with Watercolour Wonder™ crayons (I used Regal Rose and Always Artichoke – looks like I forgot to colour the middles of the flowers, although I may have used So Saffron) and then blended with blender pens. I cut the whole image out using my fabulous paper snips and then popped it up to make it stand out.

But what really makes this card stand out is that I’ve used textured cardstock which is absolutely gorgeous – don’t know why I don’t use it more often!

Stamps: Soft Summer
Cardstock: Whisper White, textured Whisper White, textured Pretty in Pink
Paper: Tea Party
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Pink gingham ribbon, Watercolour Wonder™ crayons, blender pens

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