Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bountiful Blooms

Well, summer has finally hit here and I am m-e-l-t-i-n-g! Bill has yet to install the air conditioners for the year and we live in a 2 level south facing house. Full sun in the morning on the front of the house and full sun in the evening on the back of the house! Yikes! I'm tempted to run through the sprinkler with my kiddo's! I'm feeling too hot to do anything other than to sit down and write this post ;P I will probably get back to my card making after the kids are in bed for the night.

I recently picked this stamp up at my local stamp store (Crafty Capers) at their annual garage sale! I was pretty darn excited as I love hydrangeas :) The stamp is quite large and I thought that it fit the card base well slightly skewed. Them images were watercoloured and then sponged around to make the blooms stand out. With the papers that I had chosen, I thought that a little vellum doily was in order to girly this up a bit! The vellum was run through my cuttlebug and and then punched with my corner rounder (take the guard off first). The finishing touch was the little swirly clip with a piece of taffeta ribbon (love taffeta for a touch of class).

Before I end this post, I just want to give a HUGE shout out to Veronica over at VK Design Co. for helping with my frustrating blog problem! She changed it to a 3 column blog in sheer minutes in what took me over three hours of wasted time TRYING to achieve the same thing. If you or anyone else you know is having blog problems, please contact Veronica!!! What a help she was :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Unknown, Natural Beauty
Paper: Papertrey White, Perfect Plum, Unknown DP, Always Artichoke, Vellum, Watercolour
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, More Mustard, Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Swirl Clip, Taffeta Ribbon, Stickles, Signo Gel Pen, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals

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Victoria said...

Hey! That was my stamp! You did a much nicer job with it than I ever did. PS it's a PSX stamp.

Beth Norman said...

Have you been a Dirty Girl yet? If not, I know you'll soon be picked up.

Anonymous said...

You do wonders with an aqua painter Kim. This is an amazing piece of art. It must of taken forever. I also love the vellum in the back layer. It adds to the elegance.
Thank you for sharing your talents,