Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In the Pinks

I love the Hydrangea stamp in the Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess gift) and I haven't played with it in quite a while.  So I got it out and played with it a bit today.

I used the sketch from Stamping411's Saturday Sketch Challenge #185

Here's the sketch

When I saw the colors for the Color Challenge on SCS today to use Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler & Melon Mambo with a neutral of choice, this card came together for me.

I inked the flower head with my Pretty in Pink SU Marker and used the Thumping Technique to add Melon Mambo. I inked the stem with my Crumb Cake marker.  It took a few tries before I got an image that I liked.  If you try this, you may want to practice on scratch paper first.

I masked off the top portion of the card and sponged all three colors on the bottom section.

Something I discovered while doing this card.  Sometimes there are areas of the flower head that don't stamp evenly.  There is a single flower stamp in this set and by inking and thumping it I could stamp it in the "weak" places and it filled in perfectly!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Because I Care
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, SU Markers of same colors + Crumb Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding



Kerin said...

WOW this is drop dead gorgeous! Something so simple, but so elegant. I don't think I've stamped this flower without having to color it, can't wait to give it a try! Also, thanks for the clever tip on using the mini flower to fill in any gaps!! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Benzi said...

I commented on this card but I don't believe it took. Anyway, I love your card and the technique you used. Now, I want to try it.

Butternutsage said...

oh Bonnie this card is lovely and so easy to make in class thank you for the inspiration!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I found the same thing to be true of the hydrangea stamp....some areas don't ink up well, or show up well, or something like that. I like your remedy for that. ANd I LOVE your card! Oh so pretty!!