Grand Prize #1: Janet 33234 - full-sized stamp set of her choice on cling
Grand Prize #2: Stampnk – Stampette set of their choice on cling
1st Place: (from Angie’s blog) JayBee46 - two glitter tinsels of her choice
2nd Place: (from Karalee’s blog) Denise Bryant - 3 small embossing powders of her choice3rd Place: (from Barbara’s blog) Cat Darling - 3 small glitters of her choice
Ok then, on to another card. For this month, I was working from a lovely set called Framed Florals. Here's a look at the whole set:
There's so many beautiful things you can do with this set. Since we were already in "spring mode", I decided to work with the crocus stamp too. While crocus are definitely spring in my area (I hear there's a pretty pink version that's a fall bloomer though), this card would make a lovely thank you for any time of the year!
Focusing on the three main colors of crocus in my area, I wanted a nice soft look for this card. (Kind of opposite of the bright & sparkly I went for in my hop card!) The image was stamped with Grape Jelly Memento Ink and then colored with Copic Markers. I love the look of stippling (there's another name for it, I just can't remember it) for the background. It really adds to the soft feel of the colors. Unfortunately, I think it looks a little "blotchy" in the picture, but I think that's mostly the angle of the picture. I still really like the look though - a lot softer than a solid background would be.
The image was cut out & embossed with a Spellbinders Oval and then matted with two layers of Spellbinders Labels 18 and then attached with "pop dots" for a little height. I can't remember whose corner punch I used on the white piece - gonna have to check that out & add that later. But after punching out the corners; I stamped the Thanks message using the new Concord embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Tuscany embossing powder's collection - LOVE those!
Since I wanted the card base to be the soft butter yellow color; I decided to back the punched corner sections with purple (instead of just letting the yellow show through) for even more contrast. You can back just the corner pieces themselves, but I decided to back the entire white piece for a little extra dimension. The whole piece was then mounted to the yellow card base. I really like the finished look - very soft & springy - just like I was shooting for!! Always nice when that happens - lol!! Hope you enjoyed this card too!
This is such a lovely stamp set to work with; I'm sure I'll be bringing it out many times again. I know I definitely want to play with the other images I haven't used from the set yet. If only we had more hours in the day!! Well, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's card!
Until next time,
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts
Corner Punch - ?
Markers - Copic