The first was for a friend's birthday. She just happened to mention it, so I just happened to send her a card!
For this one, I did a water spritzing technique. I'm sure it has a name, but at the moment I don't know that what is! I colored the image with our markers, blending light to dark on each flower. So, I first colored the flower solid with Pretty In Pink, went over the lower 2/3 with Pixie Pink, then the bottom with Pink Passion. Stems are Old Olive (I believe). Before stamping the image I spritzed it with water. Click the image to enlarge and you'll see the effect of the water. The background is the Polka Dot background stamped in Pink Passion on Pink Passion. I stamped the Birthday Celebrations in Pink Passion on Whisper White and punched with the Key tag punch. I added some Light Pink Gingham ribbon & Silver cord behind. Lastly I added one of our new Filigree brads in the upper corner and attached with a Pink Rhinestone brad.
This one was a sympathy card for a stamping friend lost her father-in-law this week. I wanted her to know I was thinking of her and the family. I used the same technique here, just earthy colors. Flowers were So Saffron, Summer Sun & More Mustard. Background is the Sanded stamp in More Mustard on More Mustard. The saying is from Close as a Memory stamped in Mustard. For this one I tied a simple gold cord around the bottom of the flower layer.
I have workshop samples from last week that I will be back tomorrow to share. I have been busy organizing and cleaning-all part of my Business Boot Camp class. I still need a few hostesses-if you're interested please let me know ASAP!!! Thanks all for stopping by.