Peaceful BlossomsPosted: August 17, 2008
I’ve been wanting to participate in one of Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenges again so I was pleased when I read what this week’ challenge was. I had planned to try remaking a favourite card of mine anyway. Sharon’s challenge is to choose one of your own cards and then use it as your inspiration for a new card. You can change as little or as much as you like.
The card I chose was this one:
I love this set and have enjoyed using it lately to create some cards with a Chinese style. I decided to use the same technique and stamp set but change colours and layout. When I had settled on the size of the image panel and the mattes, it still need something so I created the little tassel which is a design element I often saw when in China.
I stamped the white blossoms in versamark first and embossed them with clear e.p. Then I sponged in Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst. Over the top of the sponging I stamped pale versions of the blossoms, stamping off on paper first so the colour was not at full strength. To make the medallion I stamped the blossom in versamark and then Rose Red so I could emboss it with clear e.p. The tassel is made from embroidery thread. The sentiment is a Cherished Memories rub-on.
Inks: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst
Also: Clear embossing powder, circle punches, embroidery thread