Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blessings to a True Friend

I had a few extra minutes last night so I went on a search for some ideas for a card to create.  I found a color challenge and a sketch.
 The current Card Patterns sketch...
And this totally wonderful colour combo at Colour Q...
 I recently won some stamps from Layers of Color and I wanted to give this adorable little wire tea cup and the flowers a try. This is two different stamps plus a word from another set.
To go along with the colors in that combo, I stamped the tea cup with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and then watercolored it.  The white stamped lines act as a resist.  I also sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist Chalkboard spray.  The flowers were stamped with black and embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with watercolor crayons. 
 I also wanted to share my Card Positioning Systems (CPS) sketch card for this last week. Our sponsor this week is Clearsnap and we got to play with some brand new inks, Mix'd Media Inx.  I LOVE these things.  They are very wet and the color selection is pretty neat. 
 I wanted to really show off the colors so I pulled out my most favorite flower stamp by PaperTrey, Inc.  After I stamped the flower and leaves with the black ink, I embossed them with clear embossing powder and then "colored" the flowers and leaves by rubbing the paper with the stamp pads.  I was careful to not color the flower completely so some white still showed through.  I used three different colors for each flower. 
I loved coloring the flowers this way because of how fast it is to just rub the ink onto the paper.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Die Cuts With a View
Stamps – Layers of Color
Black stamp pad – Verafine
White stamp pad – Joann Craft store
White and Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Border punch – Martha Stewart
White Enamel paint – Ink Essentials
Watercolor crayon
Watercolor brush
Foam tape – 3M
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.


Inks courtesy of Clearsnap – Peridot, Honey, Chiffon, Truffle and Black/Mix’d Media Inx ColorBox
Cardstock – Core’dinations and Bazzill
X-Press Blending Card – Copic Markers
Stamp set – PaperTrey, Inc
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.


  1. Beautiful card, Linda! I love your pansies and that wire cup is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh these are BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeee the flowers and the colors on both of them! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. So beautiful Linda! I'm crushing on that chicken wire teacup. Simply gorgeous!!!

  4. Such incredibly LOVELY cards!!!

  5. These are both so beautiful Linda! I love the soft colors!

    (-: Heidi

  6. Absolutely beautiful cards!!! I love the chicken wire tea cup and flowers in the first card and I love those PTI flowers in the second card! Fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Love these! :)

  8. What a fresh and lovely color combo! I think that cup with the flowers is just perfection... both cards are divine!

  9. Let me just say this about these: FABULOUS, fabulous, fabulous! I love your work! THOSE stamps - *swoon!* Fantastic use of the Card Pattern's sketch for this past week - I'm DELIGHTED that you took the time to share your lovely work with us! THANK YOU! Yee Haw!

  10. Wonderful use of the colors, love the card. Thanks for playing along with is at ColourQ this week!

  11. Great cards and the colors are wonderful combos.

  12. Lovely job on both cards, Linda! Your watercoloring is especially pretty on the violets. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ

  13. Love your cards!! Great work with the copics :)

  14. Ohhh these are gorgeous ... you certainly have an eye for colour!

  15. I love your unique card with the large tea cup! Your second card has a beautiful layout. ;)