Friday, September 4, 2009

Fantastic flip flop cards

Using the watercolour technique that I made my "Watering the Rose" card with, I also made some blue irises. I wasn't happy with the way that they dried, so I got my blender pens out and used some of the excess ink to darken them around the edges and to also colour the stamens in. Then I was happy with the result. I just had to find the right way to showcase them.

I found the tutorial to these fantastic flip flop cards by Kim Burmeister on Youtube. Of course hers looks very different to mine.

On Wednesday I went out to visit a friend on a property and thought I'd make her a card for having us out there. What stamp set suits better than Rustic Rooster? I manually coloured him in using just about every marker in the Earth Elements range. I then embossed over the top of him and stamped the words over the top. The embossing resists the ink, so that you don't end up having words stamped over the rooster.

Below is a picture of the card half opened out. I think these cards can be left without sentiments if you like. I wrote a long thank you in the middle of this card (after I took the photo), so I didn't want to have a stamp in the way.

I think these cards are stunning, but so simple to make. You could make them without even stamping, if that's what you wanted. Just use some of our fantastic DSP!

Blue Iris card

Card: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
DSP: So Saffron, Good Morning Sunshine
Tools: Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Blender Pens
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Rustic Rooster card

Card: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Versamark, Earth Element Markers, Not Quite Navy
DSP: Haiku
Ribbon: Natural Hemp Twine
Tools: Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Stamp set: Rustic Rooster (Hostess set)

I'd love to promise that I'll be back soon, but I am heading back out to work for the next couple of days, so it may be a bit quiet.

Till next time, happy stamping...

1 comment:

  1. I love love love the irises. Can't wait to try it. Will have to make another stamping night.


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