Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Just Be You

Here is another card made from the Kaleidacolor "Tomato Vine" stamp pad from Tsukineko.  I actually made four cards while I was making my "mess".  This is card number 3 in the set.
For this card I did the same technique using a brayer to lay down the ink on a gesso covered piece of watercolor paper.
For the white flowers I just laid a stencil down on the dry watercolor paper and applied a thin layer of gesso across the surface.  After I carefully lifted off the stencil I made sure to wash it off immediately.  Allow the gesso to dry thoroughly, using the heat gun to hurry the process along.  This gives the card a lacy effect.

I adhered the now dry panel to a piece of orange card stock.  I found this really cool ribbon the other day that has a strip of adhesive across the back of it so it makes it easy to apply across the surface of the paper.  After I adhered the ribbon I matted the panel to some brown card stock and then to a blank white card that measures 5" by 7".  I cut the leaves from a Sizzix die called Lilac Sculpture # 38-1119.  I placed the leaves on the left side of the card and then glued a large orange paper flower in the center of the leaves.  I used some Tsukineko Goosebumps to make it look like drops of water on the flower petals and the leaves.  The phrase is by Inkadinkado.  I stamped it on a piece of white scrap paper using StazOn Black ink and edged it with Morocco ink.  I stapled 3 tiny staples on it and then adhered it to the watercolor panel using a strong adhesive.
I have one more card in this set of "gardening" cards that I will share with you tomorrow.  Just remember when you start this project that more is better.  While you have everything out try to do several cards at one time.  This would make a lovely gift as a set of cards for a friend who loves gardening!

If you have time please leave a comment, I love hearing from you!  Thanks for stopping by, I'll talk to you soon.  Take care.


  1. Oh, this is pretty! I love all the details, it really adds so much ;D