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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Stamp of the Month 3.5" x 8" card

I had so much fun making this card! I knew when I saw this soft and elegant set (Close To My Heart's April Stamp of the Month) I wanted my creations with it to keep that same feeling. I decided that embossing the image would give it that elegant feel, as would watercoloring the flowers and leaves.

First I embossed the flower on chocolate cardstock in white. I also embossed the same flower on white cardstock in white. I used my waterbrush and a stamp pad and watercolored in the flower bud and leaves on the white paper and then cut them out and paper pieced them onto the chocolate cardstock. I also did some background stamping with chocolate ink on chocolate cardstock. i think tone-on-tone inks on papers is also very elegant and I do it a lot! Voila! Magic! Of course, to see these details closer and in more detail, just click on the photo.

To find out how to get this set (value of $22.95) at a discounted price or even FREE during April, click here. Don't forget that if you spend $100 on my website during April, you get this set as well as a Level 1 Kit of your choice ($9.95 value) absolutely FREE!

CTMH products used: April Stamp of the Month (Blessed), White Daisy Cardstock, Chocolate Cardstock, Chocolate Stamp Pad, Cotton Candy Stamp Pad, Pear Stamp Pad, Versamark Stamp Pad, White Daisy Embossing Powder, Waterbrush, Embossing Gun, Kraft Color Ready Borders, Pearl Opaques, 3D Foam Tape, Corner Rounder.

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Brenda said...

Oh so lovely! And so was the card I received in the mail today! Such a beautiful treasure to keep!

Susann said...

I wasn't sure about this stamp set until I saw your cards. You changed my mind. Gorgeous!

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

cnelson said...

This could not be lovelier!! Gorgeous color combination!

Nicole Norris said...

I have seen this card before. It is the gorgeous card you sent to me sitting on my shelf in my scrapbook room for all to see! Thanks you again. It is beautiful my talented friend.

Michelle said...

Stunning! I love the chocolate background with the pop of color on the flower and leaves. Gorgeous!


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