Not being able to attend this year's Stampin' Up's Convention, I decided to participate in a non-convention goers swap - so I would not miss out on the fun of swapping! I am so looking forward to receiving the rest of the swap back.
The flowers were masked with the script background and colored using a tool I have put aside for a while - I don't know why - 'cause it was one of the very first supplies I purchased when I started to stamp: The Blender Pen! Not the same pen that I started with (went through a few since the early days), but certainly a loved device. I dabbed it in the ink and water-colored it around the flower, giving some areas a certain amount of light and dark.
And, can you tell I am absolutely loving those Teeny Tiny Wishes? They are the sweetest little sentiments (as seen above: "just for you") that add just a little something to any size element on the card.
So, this card started out for a special person's milestone birthday. I enjoyed the card so much, I decided to make a few more. Here is the full version of my card.
It took me longer than I expected, as there were more pieces to work on than what I imagined in my head (as I always seem to do). And, of course, making multiple copies of the same card... well, you understand. I don't know how some stampers make 100s and 100s of swaps...
I added a little card to the front envelope for an extra surprise. Those Curvy Verses are too wonderful, too:
• Ink: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black• Techniques: Masking, Sponging, Water-coloring
Here's another version of it with a pink/purple color scheme. I think I still favor the red and black colors, though.
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