Flower Show with Waltzingmouse: Part 2

I'm sharing another card I made for the  Flower Show CASEing contest from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I CASEd this card from JJ Bolton at Ribbon Girls:

Isn't it gorgeous?

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost a loved one a few days back, and I thought the black and gold color scheme was perfect for such an occasion.

Here is the card I created....

I don't have time to go into too much detail, but I stamped all my images with VersaMark on black card stock and embossed them with Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder.  The stamps I used were from Flourishes [Calla Lilies] and Hero Arts [Lattice Background].  I'm not sure where I got the little studs that I added at the bottom.

Here is another angle that shows off the shine a little better:

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Flower Show with Waltzingmouse: Part 1

Today I am playing along with Waltzingmouse Stamps for the Flower Show CASEing contest.

I hopped through all the inspiration blogs, and I have decided to CASE this gorgeous card....

 ...that was created by Debbie Olson on the Thinking Inking blog.  I was inspired by the layout that Debbie came up with, and love how her background paper reminds me of water coloring!

So here is my creation!

I started by stamping my Koi fish on watercolor paper with Archival black ink.  Then I stamped my water ripples with Broken China Distress Ink.  I used a water brush to paint my paper with Broken China Distress Stain and Tumbled Glass re-inker, but I just wasn't satisfied with how it was looking.  So I spritzed my paper with turquoise and sea glass Glimmer Mists from this kit.  It doesn't show in the picture very well, but it has a nice shimmer to it.

Next, I painted my Koi using Perfect Pearls [Copper and Gold] mixed with water and applied with a water brush.  When the Perfect Pearls dried it was slightly opaque and covered up some of the stamped image, so I stamped my fish again with Archival ink, right over the top of the original.  The Perfect Pearls adds even more shine!

The waterlilies were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I colored them with Copic Markers [V000, V12, V15, V17].  I painted the center of the big flower with more Perfect Pearls, and I added the white dots with an Opaque White Glaze pen

The center of the small waterlily is colored with a Copic Marker [Y15].  I stamped the lily pad with Archival ink on a scrap of patterned card stock.  The tag was cut from PTI Vintage Cream card stock using a Spellbinders die.  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and embossed with Zing! purple metallic embossing powder.

To finish things off, I mounted my water colored panel on some Plum Pudding card stock from PTI and added some Winter Wisteria ribbon.  I popped up the sentiment panel and flowers using pop dots from Stampin' Up and attached the whole thing on a Vintage Cream card base.

I don't have any Waltzingmouse Stamps yet, so I used two sets from Flourishes [Waterlilies and Life Lines].

So that's it for this CASE!  Stay tuned for another CASE card tomorrow!

A Word of Thanks...

I want to thank all of you for your encouraging comments on my blog posts so far!  I didn't even realize anyone had sent me comments; I guess I need to update my notification settings.....ooops!  I really appreciate the feed back, and it's exciting to know that someone out there has taken the time to visit my blog.

Thanks again!



The Daily Marker Blog

I'm attempting to win the prize from this post at The Daily Marker.  Love this blog! 

Here is a look at the prize:


I adore the cards she made for the Simon Says Stamp blog!

Wish me luck!