It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Reach for the Sky!

This is the last of my quick and easy cards from my one day of stamping last week. Here, I stamped the flower in Elegant Eggplant, then ran over it a bit with a water brush to fill it in (since the ink is water based dye, this is so quick and easy). Then I stamped the swirl as a stem with Old Olive. The entire flower/scalloped layer was a long rectangle nestability die cut, which I trimmed off all but one of the scalloped edges. Layer on pale plum and add a strip of Old Olive.

For the sentiment, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig, and eggplant marker to stamp only the part I wanted. The original sentiment is from In the Treetop and reads, "Trees teach us to stay grounded, but also to never stop reaching for the sky!"

The darling polka dotted paper is from the new Pretty Papers Winter Wonderland pack.

What's In It?
Stamps: Floral Frenzy, In the Treetop (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink); pale plum, elegant eggplant, old olive (SU!); winter wonderland (Lizzie Anne's Pretty Papers)
Ink: old olive, elegant eggplant (SU!)
Accessories: flower die (Cuttlebug); long scallop rectangle nestabilities die (Spellbinders); circle punch (EK Success); white gel pen; button, thread, water brush, ribbon, o ring


Dawn Easton said...

This is beautiful Bethany! When I try that technique I make a Wish I could colour in as nicely as you have!

Catherine said...

wish i can make a quick card as beautiful as you :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty! Love the fun layout and the cute little button on the side.

Melissa said...

So lovely!

Many Blessings,

Unknown said...

Very nice card - your layout is just so neat!! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Gorgeous, Bethany! I LOVE that button in the half circle. . .so cute!

Unknown said...

How pretty! I love your layout and those soft colors!! Great job.

Rose Ann said...

I love the pretty colors and your fabulous layout here!! So pretty!!