Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Unloved Colors

I've pretty much ignored the in-colors this past year, so I figured it was time to give them some love. For this card I featured Poppy Parade.

I used the Faux Silk technique to create the focal point. After coloring the large floral stamp from Just Believe with Old Olive and Poppy Parade markers, I spritzed it with water before stamping onto Naturals White cardstock. I crumpled white tissue paper into a ball and then carefully un-crumpled it. Don't rush through the un-crumpling because you will end up with holes in the paper. Cover the focal piece with glue, I used Tombow Multi for this one, and then place your piece of tissue paper on top. Carefully press the tissue paper over the cardstock to get any bubbles out. Take care not to rip or stretch your tissue. Set aside to dry-it won't take too long.

Once dry, I trimmed the excess tissue paper from the piece and matted it with Poppy Parade. Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain covers the bottom of the piece. Using the Scallop Trim border punch and Old Olive cardstock, I created an accent for the side.

I colored the stamp again with Poppy Parade and Old Olive and stamped a Vintage Mini Tag. Due to the coating on the tag's paper, the colors ended up in a paler shade of the original. It gave it a kind of watercolor effect, which I really liked.

The sentiment is from Tiny Tags and I used the Jewelry Tag punch on it. I cut the string on the vintage tag, right under the knot, added the punched tag then tied it around the olive ribbon, trimming the excess string. I added a basic pearl for just a little more detail.

Stamps: Just Believe, Tiny Tags
Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive Poppy Parade, Naturals White
Ink: Old Olive and Poppy Parade Markers
Misc.: Mini Vintage Tags, Basic Pearls, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon Jewelry Tag punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Tissue Paper, Tombow Multi-glue

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Amanda Mertz said...

I just did the Faux Silk technique with my club members last month. It looks awesome with this stamp set. Great job. TFS!