Monday, February 26, 2007

All About Orange!


It's so good to be back in the stampin' groove again!! I worked on a few projects yesterday, but this one is my favorite!
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I started out by cuttlebugging some watercolor paper with the d'vine swirls. I applied watercolor crayons from Earth Elements to the valleys of the embossing and sponged it all together with a wet stampin' sponge. I then colored with a little of the dark brown WC crayon directly onto the sponge and lightly ran it along the peaks of the embossing for a little dimension. I really liked how this turned out, but next time I wouldn't blend the colors as much.
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Both pieces of chipboard were colored with Colorbox liquid chalk - I used rust and dark brown colors, then added a little gold pearl ex for sparkle. The sentiment is from Mike's $1 bin.
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Flowers are from Doodle This Spring mini set. They were stamped on Vanilla paper and watercolored with WC crayons. I added stickles to the centers and the petal dots. I added a bunch of different ribbons, all from Michaels - they have had the BEST ribbons lately!!
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For this card I took the time to decorate an envelope too.... I usually forget that part and just have plain white envelopes with everything. I embossed the flap with the d'vine swirls too.... it looks so cool!
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Thanks for looking and leaving comments - I am still doing the weekly giveaways - this week it will be on WEDNESDAY (my birthday!!) - so leave comments and you'll be entered to win! I will give a disclaimer that I'm terrible about getting things out promptly - so it will take a few extra days to get the candy, but don't worry it will get there!

21 comments:

Kenna said...

Love how you used the cuttlebug embosser for the background. I have to start doing this more. TFS

ikkinlala said...

The card looks great, and I love the matching envelope too.

Beth said...

Another beautiful card. I love how you make your cards 3-D.

maxadoodle said...

look forward to your posts everyday...have missed you, hope you had a nice weekend. the card is gorgeous! love the water color on the cuttlebug, and as always...your such an inspiration, see you this week!

doverdi said...

What a stunning color combination. Your cards are always so beautiful and so inspiring.

Auntybarbara said...

we are as happy as you are about getting back in the groove of stamping! i agree with beth, i love how you make your cards 3-d. and i just order some of the watercolor crayons. i ordered the rich regals and neutrals...thats all i could afford this week. but my order from last week from SU is due in today and i can't wait! my niece is a SUD.

Auntybarbara said...

we are as happy as you are about getting back in the groove of stamping! i agree with beth, i love how you make your cards 3-d. and i just order some of the watercolor crayons. i ordered the rich regals and neutrals...thats all i could afford this week. but my order from last week from SU is due in today and i can't wait! my niece is a SUD.

Auntybarbara said...

sorry bout that double entry!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

That embossing folder is my favorite! I like the way you used the chipboard pieces, too! Great card!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Love the card, you always go the extra mile, and make every inch of your cards so perfect! I like the CB & WC Paper idea! I neva get to the envie!! Kudos to you for remembering it =)

Anonymous said...

Wow-- very beautiful!!! Love these colors and layout!!!
Debbie S aka:DeborahLynneS

Robin said...

What a great card with these colors - not usually an orange kinda gal, but you made it look awesome.

iralamija said...

THIS IS JUST AWESOME!!!!!!


Bety

Heidi said...

Wow! What a great card! I really like all of the elements! They are all working really well together! The envelope is awesome too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring technique you used on the embossing!
Lynda

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Love love love everything about this card ~~ and all of your cards ~~ and all of your other masterpieces!!! You are a true artist and I always look forward to seeing what you do next!!

mjb coffee said...

Love this card! Love the colors! I forget to decorate the envelope. Thanks for reminding me. Lovely card.

Dana said...

Orange (and all of it's shades/hues) is my FAVORITE color! This card showcases a beautiful design with great stamping and gorgeous colors.
*sigh* I love when you share your work....

Lisa said...

WOW - you have once again out done yourself...this is an amazingly beautiful card!!

bethtrue said...

Love the color scheme on this one; and the matching envelope too! Very nice! Thanks for sharing!!

charmayne_tan said...

just received my divine swirls embossing folder - can't wait to try it! TFS!

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