Friday, May 14, 2010

PTI Florals set of cards

I first tried this technique for coloring in white embossed flowers with sponge daubers and inks and fell in love with it! I've seen it done with a lot of cards in the SCS gallery, and always wanted to try it. Well, once I did I couldn't stop. Before I knew it, I had this series of cards. First in pink and green, one of my favorite color combos. I used Adirondack inks to sponge the color in, and cut it all out. I love the softly blended colors the daubers create.

Here's one in Plum Pudding:
I stamped the leaves from Turning a New Leaf all over some Plum card stock, but the color was bit too vibrant, so I toned it down by applying a wash of acrylic paint over it. It resisted the Hybrid ink to create this pretty watermark effect. The flower was colored with Ranger Distress inks.

And here's another card in Summer Sun:
Again, the orange was a bit too bright, so after stamping a background design I applied a wash of white acrylic paint over it. I think I'll box these cards up as a set in one of PTI recycled clear stamp boxes, and embellish it with some pretty stuff. This technique is a keeper!

Thanks for looking, Happy Friday!

Stamps: PTI
Ink: Adirondack, Distress, Versamark
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punches, Nestabilities, Scor Pal, white embossing powder, sponge daubers, Stickles, PTI ribbon, pink taffeta ribbon


4 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic!! Also, I love being able to magnify the card so I can really see the detail. Thank you!!

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  2. Taking my jaw off the floor now...These cards are sooooo gorgeous!!! I absolutely love your sponging technique!! I only own the Dahlia set but again, had the PTI DT created soemthing this beautiful I would own all of the sets!!

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