Friday, August 15, 2008

It's all about the texture, oh...and the blog candy!!

I love this new stamp set from Artful INKables! Orange you Sweet, along with 3 others were released yesterday - they are just too much fun to play with :) As the title's all about the texture with this card! The textures that I am talking about are very subtle, so I thought that I would show you close up.

As with any blogger blog, you can click on the photo to see an extreme close up - I'm pretty sure that even legally blind persons could see the details with these photos!!

I really wanted to make the orange peel shiny and somewhat bumpy, just like the real thing. I managed to achieve this by colouring the orange rind with my Versa Marker and then put a very fine coat of clear embossing powder over it. I only heated the embossing powder until it slightly melted the powder to make it bumpy rather than smooth (I also did this with the leaf and the orange wedges). For the glass of orange juice, I added just a touch of glitter pen to highlight some of the areas on the glass and then gave it a nice thick coat of Crystal Effects - it's such a glossy glass :)

I love to touch this card because almost everything on it has some sort of texture. The Cosmo Cricket DP has a linen like texture; I added the 'bugged embossing to the Basic Grey DP, the watercolour paper creates a lovely mottled effect when the inks are absorbed by the porous paper, I added stickles to the Tango Tangerine to give it a little glitz and the stitching also adds more texture to the card (along with the embellishments). How's that for a run on sentence!!! My old English teacher is cringing, I'm sure of it!! lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Artful INKables - Orange you Sweet
Paper: Papertrey White, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, Cosmo Cricket DP, Basic Grey DP, Watercolour
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black, SU Markers, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Taffeta Ribbon, Brad, Stickles, Dimensionals, Sponges, Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Corner Rounder Punch

***I would just like to remind you to enter in my little blog candy contest to win an Our Daily Bread Designs Peace on Earth stamp set. All the details and photo of the stamp set are located here. The winner will be announced on Sunday!***

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Terri said...

Amazing card and you are right, those oranges look real enough to eat. TFS!

JAR said...

Kim, this is just gorgeous. I love what you did with the rind! Beautiful colors too!

leenda said...

WOW! Gorgeous artwork!

Anonymous said...

That card is gorgeous. Great job
with the textures.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card - you always put so much into your creations kim

Beth said...

Gorgeous, as always, Kim! I absolutely love the texture of this card, particular your "orange peel!" Genius!

Julia Aston said...

Love the texture you created on the oranges and leaf - lovely layered effect - and the DP's and cuttling are super!

pammyrn said...

wow your work is really art. thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs Pam

Welcome said...

Kim, this card is so simply
stunning. The texture, the colors, everything.WOW!! TFS