Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Color Combo of the Day & Mercy's Sketch

This first card is for the sketch on Mercy's blog. It's a fun sketch and I thought it would work nicely for a masculine birthday card using my Branch Out set. I know I'm repeating myself, but I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!! The background of the tree scene was made using the Watercolor Wash technique. What's that? Well, color a bit with your watercolor wonder crayon on the plastic of a stamp set container. Mist a sponge and pick up the color off of the plastic. Rub the sponge across a piece of shimmery white cardstock. Repeat with other colors if desired. So on this card, I used Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Always Artichoke crayons. Isn't that fun? The DP is To the Nines, a new SU! Designer Paper.
This card is for the color challenge of the day. I was a bit leery of putting Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss and More Mustard together, but it turned out better than I thought it would. The background Mustard is DP run through the Big Shot with the Flourish texture plate from SU! After running it through to get the texture, I sanded it so that the white would show through on the design. The flowers are the Simple Flower Embosslit and the leaves are the Little Leaves sizzlet. The dots in the center of the flower are from the Bold Cupcakes sizzlets. I took a ribbon slide from my Hodgepodge Hardware and after filling the channel with Tombow, I sprinkled it with Fine Cosmo Glitter and set it aside to let it dry. I love the look of it. Really dresses up the ribbon.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station!
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  1. julie...this is beautiful! i love the masculine colors and the clean & crisp style! amazing job...that's one of my favorite sets!

    thanks for playing along with the sketch this week, and i hope to see you again soon!


  2. Hey Jules! I think you've talked me into buying Branch Out. You've made so many fabulous cards with it!

  3. These are both gorgeous, Julie! I love how you used the DSP with the texture plates!

  4. What pretty cards....I love the tree and butterflies on the first one and the flowers and beautiful colors on the second one are just awesome!!!

  5. Oh wow, I love those sizzlit flowers! I have that die and don't know what to do with it, now that is a gorgeous card!! And thanks for sharing the Watercolor Wash technique, I haven't tried it, it's sounds like fun, it sure makes a gorgeous background!!