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10 Jul 2008

OK so I've had a little flutter with lots of colour and now I'm back to simplicity :) well for now any way.

For this card i used: Whisper White and Perfect Plum card stock with Elegant Eggplant gorsgrain ribbon.

I used a stamp from the Garden Silhouettes stamp set also sentiments from the Basic Phrases and Daily flexible Phrases Stamp sets,

I also used my crafters tool kit to punch the detailing around the corners of the card. which i then used my stampin pastels over the top of to bring out the detail and to soften the edges of the white card stock.

To ink the image i used my blender pen and i picked up the colour from my ink pad as if i was water colouring and then i coloured my stamp, I used Pale Plum and Perfect Plum ink, when i had coloured the image in i then "huffed" on the stamp ( no i wasn't having a tantrum, huffing is when you breath onto the surface of the stamp to re moisten the ink), Thus creating the effect above, as you can see i used the darker colour ( perfect plum in this case) around the edges of the image to add depth to the picture.

This technique is perfect if you are using the Stampin' write markers, but if you haven't got the markers a blender pen and an ink pad will work just as well. (to see more information about watercolouring and other techniques click on the technique label at the bottom of this post)

Happy stampin'


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Michelle said...

Abi, this card is so beautiful. I love the way that you have stamped the flower image. Very elegant.

Janette said...

Hi Abi,

I love this card....so very delicate...I am going to try the blender pen direct to stamp.

Dragana Skoro said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!! I have to try this. So subtle and pretty.

Louly said...

I love simple cards and this one is a cracker! Beautiful.xxx

Joanne said...

This is gorgeous Abi! Love the way you have coloured the stamp.