Monday, July 14, 2014

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Just a card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

First off, it has been several Mondays since I posted here and that is because we had a family member going through a medical crisis and all hands were required on deck!  I'm hoping that all goes well going forward and that the road to recovery will be smooth.

This week's card is just a card I put together today.  I needed coloring therapy after not being in my craft room for nearly a month!  It has one really neat technique,
which I kind of buried with the design, but let me tell you about it.

The orchid mat paper behind the design was made by balling up a piece of
wax paper and dabbing it in Versamark clear ink, then pouncing it on the paper.
Then you cover with clear embossing powder and heat to emboss.
It makes such a nice background.

The rest of the card is simple, but I like how it turned out.

Stamp - Penny Black Cling Set, Delicate Florals (40-103)
Stamped randomly on a four x four inch square.
I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear
embossing powder.  Colored the Fuschia Flowers with Copics.
Cut the four inch square into four 2x2 inch pieces.
Round the corners, except for the left and right top and bottom corners.
Cut four mat pieces from green card stock 21/4 x 2 1/4 inch square.
Round the corners in the same manner.  The card base is hot pink card stock
cut 51/2 x 11 and folded in half to make at 51/2 inch square card.
Stamped the butterflies from an old stamp, colored and cut out and adhered to the corners.
You could also use a butterfly die.
Sentiment is an old  Great Impressions Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful week.
Sue Drees


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I love the orchid coloured background with it's pretty texture. The image and colours are so beautiful too.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Hi Sue

It's great to see you back on line. Hope all is going well for your sister and you're all managing to stay strong.

Your card is beautiful; really beautiful. I love everything about it and what a great technique too.


KarinsArtScrap said...

wel this is another gorgepus card and it is not to see you have not in your craftroom for a month Sue.

Gr Karin

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Again Sue, beautiful card, love the fuchia image and the wonderful colours, Big Hugs to you and your sister, Kate x