Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hydrangea Thanks

Hi all! It's been awhile. I actually made this card weeks ago, but life's busyness and having the flu last week kept me from photographing it. I actually made 2 cards, but one will have to wait to be posted until the person I made it for receives it. She reads here and I want her to see it first.

I did several things to the dark green part of the card. I used Always Artichoke cs and did direct to paper inking with the same colored ink. Then after it dried I stamped it with the SU Canvas background stamp in Always Artichoke ink, as well. Then I stamped in the lower right corner with a word stamp from the old SU Botanicals set.

I used the Ornare paper piercing plate and added some ornate curly q's to the corners. I also did some paper piercing around the "Thanks" embellishment. The bee is also from Botanicals.

I used Copics for the coloring and a white gel pen to emphasize the flower centers.

It felt good to stamp again. I am trying not to look too much at other people's work. I've found that doing that causes me to become envious and to lose my desire to stamp. Some people are way ahead of me in money and talent. I need to be content with what God has given me. I'm happier that way.

Thanks for coming by! God bless you all!


Stamps: SU Stipple Hydrangea, SU Canvas, SU Botanicals, SU Year Round Cheer

CS: SU Night of Navy, SU Always Artichoke, white

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Always Artichoke, various Copic markers

Other: Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder, Rectangle Nestabilities die, lg. and sm. oval punches, Ornare paper piercing template, paper piercer, green gems, foam tape, olive organdy ribbon, white gel pen


Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Kim! Wow, what a gorgeous card! So your coloring and thanks for the tips on what you did to the card....very cool! LOVE the piercing....since I'm a piercing addict myself!! I'm still in love with your style....the Lord has blessed you with creativity....I believe that we are to share our gifts with others instead of hide them under a bushel, so keep on stampin', darlin'!!!!!!:) Love and hugs, Angie

Kim said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement, (((Ang))). Paper piercing is addictive, isn't it?

Teresa said...

Kim, this one goes in your hall of classic beauties in my book! I love this~ bold and subtle, strong and soft, and it is one of those cards that just makes you happy and smile. The bee is perfect!

Kim said...

Thankee, my friend!