Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Many Thanks!

Hi all! I got a quick and easy one for you today! The main image in this card is from the new set just released from Flourishes. It's called Spring Ephemerals and it's quickly becoming my favorite set. For those who don't know this about me - I am addicted - yes addicted - to floral stamps. There can never be too many!!

For this card, I used a technique that I think they call ink pad thumping! It's done by just tapping different colors on your image to color it. Because the "greenery" is easy to separate out from the flowers, this technique worked beautifully! I used two shades for the flowers - Garnet and Raspberry Vivid! inks. The leaves were done with Olive and Vintage Vivid! ink pads. I also added some Antique Linen distress ink around the edges with a sponnge. After I was done, I stamped my sentiment "Many Thanks" from the Many Setiments set also by Flourishes, using Versafine Black Onyx, matted it up on black, used my slot punch from Stampin' Up for the ribbon hole and that part was done! Can you see on the distressed red piece on the card that there is a background stamped over my distressed paper? The paper is Basic Grey's Scarlet's Letter. Overtop, using Garnet ink, I stamped the Damask background stamp. I love this subtle look! I strung my sheer black ribbon through the hole, wrapped the excess around the red piece and then matted the whole thing onto an ivory colored card!

This could easily be a 15 minute card! The fun thing is, you could use each flower in the Spring Ephemerals set, add a new sentiment and easily make it a card gift set!! Who wouldn't want that as a nice little "thinking of you" gift!

Hope you are having a fabulous start to your week! Don't forget the fabulous blog candy that Leslie Miller is offering up! Catch you back here tomorrow!
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