Monday, July 7, 2008

Artful INKables July Release - Plant Prints



Well, here it is...my first Design Team card using my new Artful INKables stamps :) Since Michelle Zindorf is one of my stamping "hero's", I decided to try and follow one of her tutorials.
I first stamped the Plant Prints with Versa Mark and Basic Black together, then heat embossed. I then brayered the colours on from lightest to darkest...only, my card did not look like an wonderful Zindorf creation!! - Out come the magic of glass micro beads! lol


I stuck the sticky strip to my image and covered it with my magical, error disguising micro beads and....voila! It now looks like and image covered in micro beads :) hehehe
I really love the feeling of this and it helps to dress up a card. The designer paper under the main image was run through my cuttlebug and then sponged to add more dimension. I addes some brads and a little grosgrain ribbon and the card was done :)

Before I end this post, I would like to mention that Kristin is offering a 10% off sale for the entire month of July !!!!- Please do not forget to enter this coupon code 10%AIJUL


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Artful INKables - Plant Prints
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Black, Bo Bunny DP, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Sticky Strip, Micro Beads, Butterfly Punch, Brayer, Sponges, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fiscars Border Punch, Brads, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Nestabilities

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20 comments:

Kelley said...

Beautiful!! I even clicked on it and supersized it and that was super cool!!

Michelle said...

Great card!! Congrats on your first design team creation!!!

(BTW, I *still* cannot get my cards to enlarge......grrrr.....)

Angela said...

Beautiful!!! As always!

snap_scrap_stamp said...

I just had to check out the close-up! Are those really all micro beads??!! Gorgeous card!
Faith

Lorri said...

That is a beautiful card. What did you use to adhere the micro beads with. I am not a bead person, glitter nor the flock for all the added mess I get into with it.

Lorri

Wendalyn said...

Wow girl your card is beautiful must have taken you forever.

Julia Aston said...

Love the black and rust colors on this Kim! great use of the micro beads - wonderful edges and criss crossed ribbon - just lovely!

pammyrn said...

OMG!!! Kim this is breathtaking!!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Beautiful!! It's gorgeous. I think the micro-beads adds a beautiful touch. I saw the card at our yahoo group and thought it was stunning. I couldn't put my finger on what made it so fabulous...after reading your post I know it was the beads. I think it was the beads and inking that made the difference. Great job!

Joy said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I just love your work!

Beth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your technique turned out beautfully and the microbeads are pure genius! This is truly a WOW card! So worth the wait- teeheehee!

Vickilyn said...

Kim -

That card is GORGEOUS!! LOVE IT!! Might have to try the microbead thing!

Vicki

Sharon said...

Wow Kim, this card is stunning and I love the colour combo you've used and that little butterfly!

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Busy Momma said...

i just love this!

Lisa said...

This is Beautiful! Love the beads!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barefootstamper said...

Kim, even your mess ups are off the hook! Wow!

You had some stiff competition, but you were the Card of the Week over at Card of the Week.com.

You can check out the original post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/card-of-the-w-3.html

If you would like an "I was featured on" button for your blog, email me at barefootstamper@gmail.com and I'll get you the code.

Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Congratulations on Card of The Week! Very well deserved!

kimdunworth said...

What a gorgeous card. You do beautiful work!

Beth Norman said...

I thought of Zindorf right away when I saw this card. It is gorgeous. It is also one of my favourite colours. Oh my, I'm having such fun browsing your blog.