Friday, August 24, 2007

Stella Ruby Bloom

Happy Birthday to Granny! I made this card for my mom to give to my grandmother for her birthday celebration (80 years!) this weekend...we aren't going to be able to make the trip to Joplin. boo...
I didn't have a ton of time but knew I wanted to use the Stella Ruby paper. I thought the Fresh Bloom by Stampendous was a great image to go with it, so I stamped it in Palette Hybrid Noir on Pearlized Cream cardstock, and then watercolored it with my Aquapainter & Pretty In Pink/Rose Red ink.

I decided to do the cracked glass technique on this one, which is a technique I just recently mastered during the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. After I cracked the embossing powder, I rubbed my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad over it and wiped the excess. The ink goes down into the cracks, making the image look a little older.

The rest is pretty straightforward. I rounded the corners for a more feminine look...I hope she likes it!

Going to crash now...this week has been soooooooooooo busy. I'm looking forward to Saturday!!

Stamps: Stampendous Fresh Bloom
Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized Cream, Basic Black, Rose Red, Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Versamark, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Marigold Morning
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Corner Rounder, Ribbon
Techniques: Cracked Glass, Watercolor

10 comments:

denise said...

Stunning Card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Wow, Shannan, what a GORGEOUS card! I'm sure she'll LOVE it!

Christi said...

I LOVE that stamp! Your grandmother is going to love this card. Beautiful. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, love everything about it and that flower stamp is just the greatest.

Colleen Schaan said...

This is a beautiful card. I am sure granny will love it. I adore using the cracked glass technique...looks great here!

Melissa said...

Lovely! I HAVE to have that flower stamp!

Bethany Paull said...

The cracked glass with distressing is so perfect with Stella Ruby. LOVE IT.

lacyquilter said...

This is gorgeous. I just love that flower - so easy to work with. Looks wonderful with the cracked glass

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Beautiful card! I love the Basic Grey papers and that stamp is on my wish list.
NancyS (momsnack)

Dana said...

That cracked glas technique is PERFECT for this card. It goes with the PP and the stamp so well. Your cards always inspire me Shannan.

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