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Mar 24, 2009

Kind People

I just love this stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral from SU. It is SO pretty!

To make this card, you will need to create a mask. My favorite tool for masking is Eclipse masking tape. It is a thin adhesive paper, but the adhesive is similar to post-it-note sticky stuff. VERY light so it won't rip your paper when trying to remove it, but sticky enough to stay. Don't you love it, when things are "just right"? LOL To use Eclipse masking tape, all you need to do is stamp your image on it and then cut it out. You then can keep it with your stamp set so that you have it when you need it. There are other ways to mask, including actually using post it notes, but this method is BY FAR the easiest (and most effective) in my opinion.

To start, I stamped the largest flower on my white card stock as well as the Eclipse masking tape. Then, I placed the trimmed mask over my stamped flower on my card stock. I then stamped the flowers to the left and right of the large flower. This prevents you from "over-stamping" your images. You are left with clean, flowing lines. I also had to create a mask for the flower to the left of the largest flower. By doing this, you create the illusion that the flowers are at various depths.



The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I have given my Copics the week off! They will be missed, but I had been itching to use my colored pencils. :) When choosing my layout and layers, I had zeroed in on this basic gray patterned paper from SU. I needed to be creative to make it work, because I had already matted my flowers using Basic Gray card stock. I have a rule to stick with the same color of mats for my layers. It helps create a more cohesive look. It would have been silly to mat Basic Gray patterned paper with Basic Gray card stock, so I decided to break up the "line" between the 2 by sponging the edges with white craft paint. Why paint? Pigment ink wasn't giving it enough POP, so I went with something that would offer a more opaque coverage. In addition to swiping the edges of the patterned paper with paint, I also swiped the patterned paper itself with paint. To do this, I grabbed a baby wipe (was sitting on my desk and was mostly dry) and squirted a little paint on it. Then, I swiped. How is THAT for technical. LOL Feel free to use a napkin, Kleenex, or paper towel. Anything goes. :) The paint helped to differentiate between the card stock and the patterned paper and lent itself well to the dusty feel of the card. I used a Quickie Glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some sparkle to a couple of the flowers.


I used my Janome sewing machine and some thick gray thread to stitch on the layers of the card. See that ribbon tab to the right? That was the invention of necessity. The thick thread, made my machine VERY jumpy and I had a little sewing mishap in that area. Instead of starting over (or worse yet, letting it slide), I added the little tab to cover it up. :) YAY for that. This card's size is nothing "normal". LOL I let the image be the guide and rolled with it.


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Soft Summer
Ink: Black
Paper: going grey, basic grey, white, pretty in pink, basic gray patterned paper
Accessories: Janome sew mini, scalloped oval punch, oval punch, red line dimensionals, pink ribbon, Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits, craft paint, pink brads, baby wipe, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter

21 comments:

  1. So beautiful :) The colors give it such a soft feel!

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  2. this is so pretty and soft love the coloring
    Hugs
    Norine

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  3. I love love love the stitching!!!

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  4. Stunning card, Jody!! I just got caught up on my blog reading, and wowzers is that some ribbon!! I rolled enough ribbon to go into a glass jar and thought my hands would fall off, I can't imagine drawer fulls!

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  5. Just beautiful! You sold me on this set:) And the little piece of ribbon looks like it belongs in my opinion (there are no mistakes in art:) TFS!

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  6. Beautiful, Jody. Love the masking and the glitter! Fab card!!

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  7. Is this basic gray patterned paper new? I don't remember anything other than solid cardstock. I like what you did with your room and I have a lot of ribbon and need some good ideas for storing it. I have managed to "not" buy ribbon every time I am in the store but it is tough. How can you have so much ribbon and never have the exact piece you need? You havae to buy new ribbon because you might need it and the ideas begin to flow.

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  8. This is amazing! I love the colors!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour combo and the details like the stitching and brads!

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  10. This is so gorgeous! I love the soft colors, and how you added the craft paint!

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  11. Beautiful card Jody! LOVE the pretty color combination and design!

    Have a fun week!
    Jennifer :)

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  12. TRULY beautiful, every last bit of it!!! I adore the soft colors, layout, stitching, everything!
    TFS!

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  13. Beautiful card....neat idea with the craft paint....love the stitching.....gorgeous! Cheery Day, Cindy

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors are so soft and pretty...this stamp set is turning out to be a big hit! Really nice job! Kim S.

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  15. OH this is so elegant Jody! Love the stitching and your swiped background...very cool!

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  16. Oh, my! This card is just gorgeous! TFS!

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  17. Now see that was a question I have, I always wonder how people get SO much on a card without crowding it... you dont make an A2 (or whatever its called) everytime? **sigh** OK, I REALLY need to come to your house and WATCH you....

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  18. Dang you are ROCKING Fifth Avenue Floral!!! But then, you ROCK everything you do!!! Beautiful!
    Sherri aka sherristampsalot

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  19. Beautiful!! Your stitching ROCKS!

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  20. I wouldn't have thought a gray rose could be so absolutely gorgeous! How very lovely.

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