It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fresh Bloom = Fresh Card

I got some time today to finish up that card I told you I started yesterday morning.

I love going to visit my mom every week (usually Mondays). I feel like I'm helping in a situation that is much out of our hands. I clean, do a little laundry, grocery shopping if she needs it. Just whatever. AND, it sets a schedule and a reason for me to visit with my mom. I have a purpose in going, therefore I go. But it really does make for a long day with the driving and all. There was no stamping time last night.

This card uses Fresh Bloom stamped on watercolor paper in Timber Brown. What a great name for that flower. It really is fresh! I colored it with a water brush and dye inks. Then I went over a few highlights in the center with my white glaze pen. (LOVE that thing) Do you have Stampin' Up's new chocolate chip taffeta ribbon? It's gorgeous, but not very chocolaty in color. I was wondering if it's just mine. It looks more basic gray. Anyway, the card hinges on the left, so I cut a slot in the fold so my ribbon could go the whole way around the card front. The sentiment, which includes those doodled ovals, is stamped in Timber Brown on whisper white and trimmed out with mini scallop scissors. To balance the design a bit, I glued down some small crystals in the top corner and on the sentiment. The background papers are both sides of a sheet from Chatterbox.


What's In It?
Stamps: Stampendous Fresh Bloom, Hero Arts Designer Words set
Paper: Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink); whisper white, chocolate chip, watercolor (Stampin' Up!); Nook Circles (Chatterbox)
Ink: Timber Brown (StazOn); cameo coral, mellow moss, close to cocoa (Stampin' Up!)
Other: White Glaze Pen (Sakura); mini scallop scissors (ProvoCraft); water brush, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon (Stampin' Up!), miscellaneous crystals

15 comments:

Shel9999 said...

Beautiful! I love how you colored the flower! Such perfect shading!

Kacey Elliott said...

Bethany, I love this! It is so fresh looking and very classy as usual! Hope your mom is doing well. Glad to see you getting some much needed time for yourself :-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOw, this is gorgeous, Bethany! The colors you chose for the watercoloring are just luscious! I love it!

Joan B said...

The card is gorgeous. I think I "need" this stamp. LOL I hope your Mom is doing ok. It must be very difficult, but I know she appreciates your visits.

Julie Masse said...

Such a beautiful card! Everything works together so well!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the card, the colors and papers you used are great. Hope your Mom is feeling better.

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous card!! your watercoloring is just beautiful, and I love the colors you used! I hope your mom is doing better -- I'm sure she appreciates every moment with you.

Mercy said...

bethany...this is gorgeous! your coloring is flawless!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Bethany!! I love how you've colored that beautiful Fresh Bloom flower! The papers, ribbon and bling look so nice with your card! Love it!

That's so nice that you are able to spend Mondays with your Mom, and help her out. Hugs!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card, Bethany!

Ana said...

I LOVE this!! The watercoloring is FABULOUS TOO!!

Melissa said...

So pretty! What awesome coloring!

Kim Ross said...

Yummy card!! :)

Colleen said...

Such a pretty card...the watercoloring is beautiful. I am glad you are enjoying your visits with your mom.

Shadowcatcher said...

So glad you are able to get some precious time with your Mom each week. This card is beautiful. The coloring is awesome, and the layout is fun, fun, fun! :)