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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Joy

And just like that, it's Friday! And for many, the start of the last long weekend of the summer. I thought I would start the weekend by playing along with Unity's Friends with Flair with a card I made inspired by the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. 


Jennifer Rzasa made a beautiful card using an outline floral stamp, debossing, and distress inks. I decided to try her technique with the poppy from Wishing You Joy. I started by stamping the poppy on some cardboard, cutting it out, adhering it to more cardboard and cutting that out. This created a thick enough layer to deboss my white panel in the Cuttlebug. The pic below shows the debossing a bit more, but it's more obvious in real life. 


Instead of ink pads, I used distress markers to colour the poppies before stamping. Then with a damp paintbrush, I pulled some of the colour into the poppies from the outlines, and brushed over the stems as well for more of a watercolour look. I embossed the sentiment and layered the panel on matching pearl paper. 
I'll add this to Simon Says Stamp's current Anything Goes challenge, too. And now it's time for the weekend to start! 

Supplies: Neenah solar white cardstock, pale gold pearl paper, Unity Wishing You Joy stamps, Versamark ink, pale gold pearl embossing powder, distress markers, pop-dot tape

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24 comments:

Terri Burson said...

What a pretty card. Your coloring is simple but elegant. I love it!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. I love this stamp.

Janis said...

Wonderful technique and lovely card!!!
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joetterer said...

Even with all that white on the card, it's very sharp. You remind me to use that flower stamp!

Miwa said...

Very pretty card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty technique!

Heather G said...

I really like this. Such a neat technique--the debossing idea. Also like the inking of the poppy. This doesn't seem like your norm, but I absolutely love it. You need to do more!

cards said...

Beautiful job on this card Lindsey. The debossing idea is very cool and I like the simple classic image you chose to do it with. I have watched almost all the lessons in the SYS2 classes but haven't tried any techniques in the last week. There are several I want to get back to.
Heather

Dawn Fields said...

So very pretty!

Ruby N said...

simple and pretty!

Jennifer said...

You did a great job with Jennifer's technique. Love the poppy.

Kelly Latevola said...

Love how you used the technique! Your card is beautiful :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, the simplicity in this card is soooo pretty! Really love the outlined colored flowers. Gorgeous card!
Hugs, Wendy

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely CAS card!

Corrie said...

Love the water color look to this

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

always like to see cards using stamps I own - I have not tried the debossing - I really need to - beautiful card thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Carol L said...

I'm loving the coloring technique you used on those flowers, and that pop of gold around the edges sets it off beautifully! NJ!

Jessi Fogan said...

That is a brilliant idea for colouring! I love it. And the debossing - all the cool techniques on such a perfectly CAS card! You rock :)

Gaylynn said...

The flowers are beautiful.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! The flowers look great! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Lindsey! Those flowers are lovely.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think only a true artist can deboss and paint a beautiful watercolor image of poppies and THEN heat emboss a sediment! Wow, Lindsey, I'm impressed!! And that matting is the perfect frame!! Hugs, Darnell

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Linds! I love the technique and your gorgeous colouring!

Jen W. said...

This is so cool! Those poppies are gorgeous and I love the touch of yellow matting.