March 31, 2009

Third Times the Charm...



















Yes, it actually took me three times to complete this card. Let's just say my inky fingers really got in the way of the nice crisp white edges...

I've had these beautiful Hydrangea Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps for quite some time, and have inked them up only a few times...To tell you the truth, I didn't know if I'd ever get it right. I'm so glad I picked them up again, I'm happy with the way my card turned out. I finally figured out what my issue was - I was using an acrylic block that had Tack N Peel on one side, so I had a hard time seeing through the images to line them up.

I created this card for the Kitchen Sink Challenge found here. I used my SU Color Wheel to help me pick out the coordinating colors - I needed 4 for the flower, 3 for the leaves and 2 for the Butterfly. Gotta love that Color Wheel! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Great Friend Set.
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Details:
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Hydrangea, SU Great Friends
Ink - Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Black, More Mustard
Card Stock - Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Black, White
Other - 1/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, CuttleBug Distressed Stripes Folder

18 comments :

Doris said...

WOW! This one's a hit! Love how the Cuttlebug gives it a subtle texture and adds so much to the card.

Terry Molineux said...

Lisa this is one gorgeous card! Really love the colors. It looks so real.........

Anonymous said...

My word! GORGEOUS!

msfreida said...

Well all your hard work paid off! It's GORGEOUS...looks like a photo! AWESOME JOB! :)

Hugs~

Connie Paxman said...

True perfection in achieving tonal harmoney with the colors.
Love this to pieces.
connie paxman

NancyS said...

At first glance, I could have sworn this was a photo! It's STUNNING, Lisa! You did a beautiful job...the horizontal Cuttlebug background is PERFECT and really offsets the lovely flower. TFS.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card Lisa, those images are so realistic looking.

Janice W. said...

Very nice!!

~Lana B.~ said...

The hydrangea just pops right off the page! And the yellow on the butterfly makes a great contrast. You've done it again!!!!!
~Lana B~

Jaspere said...

It was so worth it though. It is beautiful and you know I've had those inky fingers myself.

Connie said...

This is stunning Lisa! This was my first Kitchen Sink Stamp set too...and IMHO this is the hardest one to line up correctly. You did a beautiful job!

Trudy said...

What a gorgeous card, Lisa! Your color choices are perfect.
Trudy

carpediem said...

Wow! Great job on this card. I love hydrangeas!

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lisa!! I'm so glad you pulled out your hydrangeas and created this stunning beauty for the challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along!!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my! This hydrangea is the prettiest one I've ever seen! The colors are absolutely gorgeous!!

Angela Knopf said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up on the stamps! Your creation is gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose for the hydrangeas. Thanks for playing along with us!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful hydrangea!! Love the colors you used - such a pretty ATC! :)

Nicole said...

beautiful!! thanks so much for playing!

 
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