Sunday, October 2, 2011

You are so special to me

Happy Cardmaking Day for yesterday! I made this card card yesterday which was more of a happy accident than something I planned.

You are so special to me (1)

I printed a photo to hang on the wall yesterday using this canvas photo paper I found at my local Officeworks. It's slightly glossy and has a really lovely texture. This is the photo I printed and framed. I have a thing for roses but I can't keep them alive to save my life. Plastering them all over the walls is my compromise. :)

Later on I used the offcuts from printing the photo to create this card. I started with a Very Vanilla cardbase stamped in Vanilla Versacolor ink with the Envelope Pattern by Hero Arts.

I used the inkpad to paper technique (more Jennifer McGuire) to colour the canvas paper with Bundled Sage distress ink. I stamped the flower from Fiskars' "Petals from Scratch" set (which I think looks kind of like a coneflower) once on the green layer and then again in StazOn ink on an uninked piece of the canvas paper. I used the colours of coneflowers as my inspiration -

Picture found here
- and blended Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick distress inks to colour the flower. I then swiped a little bit of Soft Peach shadow ink in the centre of the flower which blended by itself beautifully.

You are so special to me (2)

I created a banner which I then stamped with the sentiment (All Occasion Messages by Hero Arts) and popped it up on foam dots to complete the card.

Because the graduating colour effect using the blender tool is my favourite technique (at the moment!) I think it fitting that I enter this card into this week's Wee Memories challenge (to use your favourite technique)

I couldn't resist adding this one to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

Have a good one!


  1. What beautiful textures are on this card! And I also enjoy the bold colors too!

  2. Super duper pretty! Love your blended inks - stunning!

  3. Love this Jess, great techniques and beautiful CAS style... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. I love the textures of your card, Jess. Beautiful blending on your flower and great CAS design :)

    Thank you so much for your kind comment and for following my blog. I really do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!


  5. Love love this blending and shading you've done! It is a fabulous CAS card! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

  6. Wow! This is just my style. I love the simple but clean image! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  7. Simply a beautiful card!

  8. Fabulous project, Jess! Thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories. :)


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