Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Touch of Prints

I felt like doing some collage-style stamping on Sunday, so I decided to make the card for the Boomerang Sketch Challenge blog. Boomerang is one of the first stamping yahoogroups I joined way back when, and the only one I am still active on, so many things to fill a day now I just don't have time for them all! Anyway, when I started working on the card I had thought I would do some crayon resist, so I started with some white gloss, cut it in half and started stamping. I then decided that it might be better to mask the areas I didn't want other things, which I did to one piece and then forgot to move the masks to this second piece! I also sponged Blue Bayou ink over the other piece, and it was all just a bit much and that piece fo cardstock now resides in the bin. Oh well, you can't win them all! The butterfly has been stamped on Blue Bayou cardstock using StazOn Jet Black and I then coloured it with a blender pen and Whisper White craft ink (picked up from the lid of the ink pad). The Fine Lace background is a second-generation impression (initial impression stamped off on scrap so the colour isn't as intense).

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, white gloss
Stamp sets: Touch of Nature, Petal Prints, Heartfelt Thanks, En Francais, Fine Lace
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, StazOn Jet Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Things watched while constructing card: Ghost Ship, Cloverfield


Brooke S said...

LOVE the card it's FAB! Can I copy? Congrats on another award..

wendyp said...

Wow! This is awesome!!!

Allison said...

This is so elegant Carol. The colors are excellent and that butterfly is perfect!

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card! Deb

Robyn said...

Great card. Glad I found you on Allison's blog.

Jean said...

Carol, this card is just gorgeous!! Love the way you have collaged those stamps. Beautiful and I may just have to CASE this one some day if I can?

Hugsss, Jean

Night Owl Designs said...

Great collage Lavs, love it!

Kirrily said...

Hi Carol, just letting you know I absolutely loved your swap from convention and have CASEd it on my blog and linked you. I didn't make it to convention but saw quite a lot of swaps and yours stayed with me - gorgeous - just like this card! Thanks for the inspiration, Kirrily

Rebecca Ross said...

Really nice Carol. I have never used the blender pens with the White ink but will have to try it - it looks really effective.

Ally said...

Love this card Carol..
Do you mind if i CASE it/?

Congrats on all your awards too lovely!

Sandie said...

Lovin this card too Lavs.
You're on a roll.

Well done.

Luv Sandie

kari said...

This is stunning! Can you share some of your talent with me?! pretty please?!! K :)

Pamela said...


I love your card So glad to see I am not the only one wanting to copy your card. You have been my ispiration all day today.

Thanks Pam

Sharon said...

Gosh Carol...haven't visited here for a few weeks and you've got so many gorgeous cards posted. Love this one.