Thursday, June 18, 2009

Climbing Rose - IO Challenge!

Hi all! Hope life is treating you all well! We actually had a nice day that turned into a big thunderstorm! Do you ever sit on your front porch just to hear those thunder bumpers go by? I love it. Don't know why.. but I love it!
My kiddos were jumping around saying.. "God got another strike!!" Followed by "God rocks at bowling!" Just made me chuckle!

I digress! Today's post is all about an Impression Obsession DT challenge! This one was a ton of fun to do! You couldn't use any kind of decorative paper at all on your card.......

Gosh, with gorgeous images like that -- who needs decorative paper! I used two stamps here -- Climbing Rose and Heart Scroll Border! The rose was stamped with Versamark ink onto kraft card stock and embossed with black detail embossing powder. The Heart Scroll was stamped with Dazzle Versamark in Champagne. I love that stuff! It just lets off the most delicate glimmer while still keeping that watermark look. After I embossed the rose, I colored it by picking up marker (Tombow) that I scribbled on a plastic palette with a waterbrush and then painting my rose and leaves. (Marker colors are... Persimmon, Crimson and Avacado with a bit of sand on the tag) Here's a close up!
After that, mat it up, add a decorative border punch (Martha Stewart), use a ticket corner punch (SU), some self stick gold pearls (Mark Richards) and some fabulous ribbon and... bam! Done!
Now make sure you make the rounds and see what the other IO gals cooked up! I am sure you won't be disappointed! ;-)
Until tomorrow!
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