Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thanks Mom!

Twinkling H2O's are the coloring method on this card. I have these and don't often grab them, but I had a hoot today coloring this flower in many different hues! To achieve this look I did not soak the cakes, but I used a wet brush to pick up some color and painted with them. (Mom's tip!)This gives the color a more transparent feel, which I like.

On this flower I did not leave much white space and I layered two colors. On some of the others I left more white space and I think I like those even better. This is a retired SU! stamp which I stamped in stazon on white cardstock. I used Cuttlebug's Houndstooth Embossing Folder to add dimension. The scalloped panel and gems are from Archivers. Doily Lace punch is from Martha Stewart. Photo corner punch and ribbon are by SU!

12 comments:

Kim said...

Ooooo it's the Twinkling H2Os! Woo-Hoo! I can't wait to see how they work! :) Your card is beautiful Michelle! I can't wait to see the other colors you did too! Your work is always so pretty!
Hugs~ Kim

retiredheather said...

Great card. I love H2Os so I love your flower. The pearls look so good on the edge. Great sketch.
Hugs
Heather

AnnMarie said...

Such a pretty card! Your coloring is soooo great, Michelle!

Lori said...

This is a wonderful card! All the detail works together to make it truly special. I have Twinkling H20's and rarely think to use them. I may have to try your mom's tip.

Have a great Sunday!!

Jackie said...

This is beautiful and love the colors you used...awesome work!!!

Ellie said...

This is gorgeous! Love the look of your coloring with the twinkling h20's, I have never used them before but they sure look fabulous. Love the sketch you used, that border punch looks gorgeous too!

Susan said...

The flower is so vibrant. The black border really makes it stand out. I have this set somewhere! Youv'e inspired me to pull it out and use it again.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This is so beautiful! The flower looks so real!

Savitri said...

This is a GORGEOUS card! I love the flower. The colors are awesome!!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful flower stamp and colouring - adds the perfect touch to the card!

Catherine said...

This card is amazing! It looks like a quilt square - how cool is that! Great way to perk up an older stamp!

Lastel said...

Very pretty , love these colors !
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