Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Touch of Nature

Here is the card I created based on the flower photo I posted yesterday. This morning it is so dark & gloomy outside that it was really hard to get a good photograph of this card. The colors are so much more vibrant in real life. After taking several shots and uploading them, this was the best...sorry for poor quality photo.

On to the details...I water colored each flower (from the Touch of Nature set) using various colors of classic inks with my aqua painter. I started with the lighter colors and built up color intensity by adding deeper richer tones. I cut out squares of Artichoke, Eggplant, Burgundy & Pumpkin card stock and stamped the blossom definition (from Bloomin' Beautiful) onto each square in it's coordinating ink. Since the stamp isn't quite square, I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the words to stamp it a second time to fill the square. The flowers are popped up on dimensionals.

The bottom section is stamped with the fern from Touch of Nature and then sponged on the edges with Artichoke ink. The word bloom is embossed in black. I think the polka-dot ribbon adds a fun touch to this otherwise formal looking card. I hope you like my card inspired by nature.

13 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh, WOW! What rich colors! The layout is beautiful. Very impressive that you colored these with classic inks, too! :)

Kathy said...

Wow, this is simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love how you put this together! You have such wonderful ideas...I can see the inspiration from your garden in this for sure! Beautiful!

CV

Elaine said...

The photo came out very nicely. The flowers difinitely remind me of your garden flower!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This is breathtaking! You should submit it for the July Stampin' Up! contest ... Shades of September ... it's just perfect for that contest!!!

Wendy Janson said...

I love the card--layout, colors, all of it! You're right, the ribbon is great on it!

Erin... said...

Absolutely Amazing!!!

Heather said...

Fabulous!! I like how you pieced it together.

Cassie said...

this card is beautiful!! I love what you did with these sets!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

WOW ohhh WOW! This is gorgeous Lynn! I love the flowers and the colors, stunning! I just love your work. :)

Melanie S said...

Lovely Lynn!

Just me said...

This is stunning. The colors are rich and layout is GREAT.

Vickie said...

This card is beautiful! I just LOVE the colors!! Great job sweetie!!

Blessings
Vickie