Sunday, March 22, 2009

Easter Wishes Card...

Happy Sunday to you! I finished the card I mentioned in my post yesterday and would like to share it with you. Brace yourself...I almost can't believe it myself...I bought and used a wood mounted rubber stamp. Yes, I did! I know...I don't usually enjoy stamping when I can't see what I am doing, but in this case, I made an exception(and I even discovered, after I sat down to use the stamp, the stamp on the block is mounted upside down! Gosh, it's enough to make me a nervous wreck!) It's ALL Archiver's fault. They had this card on display in the store and I totally fell in love with the coloring on the image. The artist used markers and lots of sparkle, it's just captivating. Actually, the link I shared does NOT do the card justice at all. I don't know that my card does either, but here's my version...

I purposely made the photo a little bit bigger so you can see the details better. Hopefully, it's not too big for your screen.  I chose to use my Koh-i-noor pencils, odorless mineral spirits and blending stumps to color this image in rather than mess it up by using markers. After I was done coloring, I added some Shimmerz paints...Wheat and Celery. It's hard to see the shimmer in the photo though. I added Icicle Stickles to the flowers. (That's what I was waiting on to dry before I could finish the card yesterday). In my mind I initially thought to use just white and maybe a border punch, but I decided the image was too large and I wanted the focus to be on it rather than it competing with other things. Then I thought using glitter cardstock would enhance the sparkle in the image. I kept it super simple as you can see. Do you think it was worth my breaking down and actually using a woodie? LOL

I will be back in just a bit because I have another project to share, but I think this card deserves to stand alone.


Stamps: Egg with Violets (Northwoods Rubber Stamps), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Glittered Cardstock (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Accessories: Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots, Koh-i-noor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps, Shimmerz paints, Pink Carnation Organdy ribbon (CTMH), White textured ribbon (Walmart), Stickles, Rectangle Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by. Check back in a bit for the next post.



Kathi Carlson said...

Are you serious? You finally break down and buy a WMS and the image is upside down on the block? That's pretty crazy. Now the serious stuff -It WAS worth it. The image and your card are beautiful!!!The sparkle I can see I love, and you've got the coloring down to a science. Gorgeous card!

Kim Burmeister said...

This is so pretty! Your coloring is fabulous! I can't believe the stamp was on upside down. Are you going to take it back and exchange it? It didn't seem to effect your stamping. Just beautiful!

Sarah said...

OMG it was SO worth it! This is an amazing card! I love the coloring. I LOVE the sparkle on the cardstock. It totally works.

Barb W said...

Gorgeous, Jeanne! I love all that sparkle and the colors are exactly what I'd expect to see at Eastertime. Lovely. Lovely. TFS

stampmonkey said...

Even with an upside-down wood-mounted stamp, you do beautiful work! Your colors are really pretty, and I love all the sparkle you added. Beautiful Easter card, Jeanne!