Friday, January 23, 2009

Petal Prints Thank You

Petal Prints is one of my favorite sets. I imagine by now that it is retired. Too bad. That set, in my mind, is a classic and will never grow old. Sometimes I just have to pull out an old favorite and play.

I had my sewing machine set up for another reason and figured it was high time I used it on a card. If it wasn't such a hassle to set up I'd use it more often. Someday I hope to have it in me to rearrange my study so that I just have to slide my chair over and voila! I can stitch on my cards.

Notice no red on this one? Couldn't help the orange. That paper was calling to me. It's from the Pocket Full of Posies matstack from DCWV. I love the papers in that pad. They're good and thick and the colors are vibrant.

This card went through many anguishing changes. I was actually going to do the Mojo Monday sketch for this week and just couldn't get it to look right to my satisfaction. It was blah and dull and I wanted to jazz it up some. I won't go into all the details, but I found that turning the card on its side and messing with the design sketch a bit helped me get a happy result.

I started with a black cs base. I stitched the line around the orange designer paper before adhering it to the black. I also added the ribbon beforehand, but not the bow. I added that later.

For the circle I used 2 Nesties, a regular circle and a scalloped circle. Then I glued them together and ran the whole piece through the Cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles folder. The blue paper is by K&Company from the 6" x 6" Addison pad. I used Sticky Doos to pop it up on the card.

The main piece was the hardest part to get right. I had a few boo boo pieces I had to toss aside. But I finally got it right. I used SU and CTMH markers to color the stamp from SU Petal Prints. Then I huffed on it and stamped. I did that three times. Then I just kept stamping around on the paper with the remnants of ink left on the stamp to fill in. Then I used my SU Basic Black marker in the Inkworx Air Art gun and spritzed black ink here and there. Then, once it was dry, I stamped the word phrase using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to put it right where I wanted it. The black ink used was Mementos Tuxedo Black.

I decided to stitch around the flowers after I was done. I used a combo of Mono Multi glue and Sticky Doos to put the flower piece on the card to keep it level as it overlapped different elements on the card. Then I added the blue rhinestones with Mono Multi. The bow was added last, also with Mono Multi.

For the inside of the card I added white cardstock with flowers similar to the ones on the outside. I spritzed them with the black marker, as well. It looks like one corner of the white cs has come loose, but it's just the shadow of the black cs making it look that way.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: SU Petal Prints, SU Curvy Verses

CS: Black, Pocket Full of Posies matstack designer paper from DCWV, K&Company Addison designer paper, White

Ink: Mementos Tuxedo Black

SU Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Basic Black

CTMH Markers: Sunflower, Autumn Terra Cotta

Other: Sewing machine, Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Inkworx Air Art gun, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Black polka dot ribbon, Blue rhinestones, Sticky Doos, Mono Multi


Seoulscrappin' said...

This is a totally beautiful and serene card ... love it! Added to my favorites at SCS and will probably case in some form ... TFS

Anonymous said...

So glad to see your cards again! Love your card, your new banner, and the sooooothing music!

Evelyn S. said...

It was so good to visit your blog and find a new creation! Welcome back! I've missed your work.

Cheryl B. said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and what you did with the circle!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Your bow is perfect, any tips on it?

Elizabeth said...

Ooooooh this is absolutely fabulous! Love the cuddlebugged scallop and circle!

Kim said...

Aw, y'all are soooo sweet! Thankee thankee!

Michelle, all I did was make a bow like I do when I tie my shoes, except I leave out the initial first step. Then, because this ribbon design is only one-sided, I twist the loop that is not showing the dots so it does. Then I tidy it up, trim the ends however I wish and glue it down. My glues of choice are either Mono Multi or Diamond Glaze. Both dry clear.

Hope that helps! Blessings on you all this lovely Sunday evening!

Teresa said...

My, my, my!!! What an absolutely beautiful card. :-) Great color, texture, sentiment, and design. And I completely agree, why they discontinued Petal Prints is beyond my understanding.

Thank you m'dear.

Kim said...

You got it, Teresa?? Phew. Was a bit worried since you had mentioned you were moving soon. Forgot when that was supposed to be and was afraid it would get lost in transit.