Thursday, December 27, 2007

More fun with new stamps!

Tonight we had our new catalog demonstrator shoebox swap and this was my card. I used the Embrace Life stamp set. I stamped the large flower on groovy guava card stock in ruby red ink and trimmed the flower out with my snips. I then used my signo white gel pen to highlight some of the petals and used an always artichoke brad for the flower center. Next I stamped the leaf image on rive rock card stock with always artichoke ink and colored the leaves with my mellow moss stampin' write marker. I added a mat of always artichoke and adhered the flower with a dimensional. I used my large flower stamp, again inked up in ruby red ink, to stamp a background on my ruby red card base. I stamped the sentiment in always artichoke ink on groovy guava card stock and added a river rock and always artichoke mats.

I really like how the signo white gel pen and the single brad in the center of the flower take this card from ho-hum to pretty interesting. Sometimes you really do just need the smallest extra touch to make a card really special.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

Great card. I love how the flower looks with the white gel pen ink. I never would have thought to do something like that. I can't wait to buy this set!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the white highlights. That gives so much depth to the flower.

dd2njoy said...

Oh Diane this is so lovely!!! Love
what you did with the signo pen,what a wonderful idea!!!

Robyn said...

Beautiful card Diane!! I love how you have the flower on colored cardstock. It looks wonderful!

Juliann said...

So pretty! I love anything done with the gel pen!!!!

Juliann said...

BTW consider yourself tagged!