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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Watercolor Bloom

Hello There!

I felt like I was getting behind on my challenges. Now isn't that just silly? All the card challenges that I've been doing from Splitcoast Stampers are just for fun, and are self imposed. So I guess that makes me a deadline addict or maybe I really just want to win some new Verve stamps. I'll never tell.

I was going to do a quick card tonight and here it is almost 1 a.m. Okay here's the details on this card.
The sketch is from Mojo Monday #79. I had to move the sentiment on the sketch because it was just too big to nestle it in to the right of all the paper and image elements.
I used the color scheme from Color Challenge 49 at Splitcoast Stampers. Stampin Up (SU) colors: Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip. I didn't have all these colors in card stock so I found something on hand that was close. So I used Close to Cocoa and a violet cardstock. I stamped the flower with Sage Shadow on the leaves and the blooms in Almost Amethyst. I used an aqua pen to add the Close to Cocoa on the background of the image. Then I went back to add a few darker elements with SU markers and accidently pulled out Mellow Moss. So I just used that on the sentiment and the ribbon.
I used my all-time favorite tool the Cuttlebug (CB) machine and embossed the violet with D'vine Swirls and the extra white cardstock with Birds and Swirls. I carefully die cut the sentiment out with the CB slider die and backed all these elements with Close to Cocoa cardstock and then used my Martha Stewart Scallop Lace Edge punch on the bottom.
I had some fun on this card and didn't feel like I had to hurry to get it done. That must be why it's so late!
I'm off to bed!


  1. Very pretty coloring and I love the embossing.

  2. Beautiful card! I love it! And I want that stamp set! :)

  3. Lovely card. The coloring and embossing accents are just beautiful.


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