Thursday, September 22, 2011

Something of the marvelous

This card is for Card Patterns #133. Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

The card is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks in a streaking motion using a Colorbox Stylus tool, starting from the edges and going towards the middle. I started with a light yellow ink, leaving the centre the white of the paper. Gradually darker inks were applied, but never covering the previous lighter inks completely. There's a great tutorial on the Stampscapes site for this technique, here.

The leaves were stamped with Archival Sienna ink and I messed up the stamping a bit. The sentiment was stamped in the middle and the oval cut out and matted. The remaining paper was cut into three panels and mounted on white card. I had to trim the one side of the cardstock a bit, and got it skewed. The panels were already firmly stuck down, so I had to leave it like that. Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies: Stampscapes: Twisting Leaves 274G, sentiment; Inks: Jenni Bowlin: Lemon Drops; Memento: Tangelo; Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick; Archival ink Sienna, Jet Black; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


  1. Gorgeous card, love the colours and quote, take care, Doreen x

  2. THIS is absolutely SPLENDID! Your magical use of ink has my gasping with delight! WONDERFUL work! Thank you, SO very much, for gracing Card Patterns with your fine creation!


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