Hello everyone! Today I had the chance to play in my stamp room. I made this card for today's TLC187 on SCS, which was this neat stand up card. The directions were written by Penney Wassenauer and can be seen here. They were very easy to follow. I also had chosen an inspiration challenge on Sat. but I was unable to stamp over the weekend because I was busy with guests. I chose this poster from Posters.com for my inspiration. I was struck by the beauty of the simple black and white poster. My intention was to do everything in black, white and gray. When I stamped my image however, I decided to add light hints of color to pop it.
I stamped the image (from The newly released Our Daily Bread Design, Mother Teresa) with VersaMark and heat embossed with SU! Black Embossing Powder. I then just ever so lightly tipped the edges with my new Our Daily Bread Inks and watercolored, then colored the leaves and stamens with Shimmerz Candle Light, and the Lotus Blossom itself with Angel Wings. It is raining today and I can't seem to get the shimmer in the photo... but it's there! I cut a shimmery pink paper with my Nestie Blossom die, then cut out my image and mounted on the pink with dimensionals.
My "dp" is computer generated. I decided to use Bazzil Gray for my base, then I matted all panels in black and white. The outter panels are stamped with an image from another new ODBD new set called "Let Us Begin", as is the sentiment. The sentiment is just one word cut out of a longer quote. I cut that with a Nestie ribbon tag and added shimmery pink sheer swiss dotted ribbon. I lightly colored the end panel lotus blossoms the same way I did the main image. I added pearls and done. All pretty straight forward and it came together quickly. If the sun comes out and I can get a better photo I will.
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