Hi stampers! Quick post today to share the card I made last night. This card uses the current color challenge from Splitcoast stampers and the colors were concord crush, pear pizazz, and bashful blue. I have not used concord crush AT all if you can believe that but I really liked it here. This card has a lot of layers and elements but was still fairly simple to make.
Just a couple of notes:
1. The main image what stamped using a technique called "thumping". I took my markers and inked up the flower with bashful blue and the stem and leaf with my pear and then I took and ran my marker around the edge and then thumped it up and down on the body of the flower a few times. I think the technique is GREAT for a hydrangea....I hope the one I planted last summer comes up this year! It didn't do too well...I have a better green thumb in my flowers on my card I think hehe.
2. It's hard to see in the photo but I used one of our vintage trinket brads on the sentiment. It's really cute and looks like a tiny old button.
3. I also used my color spritzer with the concord crush marker to spritz the main image and the first edition DSP (I KNOW, I said I wouldn't use it....I just can't help myself *sigh*).
4. The pear layer was run through the big shot and then I took my ink pad directly to the paper to distress and age it.
Hope you enjoyed it, now I must get to work! Happy stampin!
Stamps: Because I Care (hostess)
Paper: Very vanilla, concord crush, pear pizazz, bashful blue, first edition DSP
Ink: same (markers)
Accessories: Decorative label and oval punches, linen embossing folder, vintage trinkets, crochet trim, color spritzer