Thursday, December 17, 2009

IODT Challenge--LOVE

Whew! I've had enough of making Christmas cards, and it felt sooooo good to make a Valentine's Day card. It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge, and it's all about love! What better way to say 'I love you' than with the old stand by--roses. I love this clear stamp set from IO, Wreaths and Garlands-Floral. There are tons of elements that you can play with to create beautiful garlands, wreaths, and even a bunch of roses, like I did here. I used watercolor paper so that I could create a water color effect by misting the stamp lightly with water before stamping. With one inking, and repeated light misting, I could get three progressively lighter images. I did the same with the leaves and stems.
I added some pearls to the smaller flower centers, and glittered some of the roses with Stickles. The paper is Cosmo Cricket 'Hey Sugar'.

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Stamps: Impression Obsession Wreaths & Garlands; Sentiments II
Ink: Distress, Perfect Match
Paper: Arches water color paper, Cosmo Cricket, SU, PTI
Accessories: Martha Stewart floral deep edger & tiny tag punches, Fiskars apron lace punch, Tim Holtz tiny safety pin, ivory satin ribbon, Stickles, pearls, sewing machine


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