This is a card I made for my great uncle who turned 90 years old today!! He still golfs and keeps very active. Woo-hoo! Way to go Uncle Russ!
I used the mailbox image from Theresa Momber's newest release called Autumn Beauty. You are going to love and want this stamp set! I stamped the mailbox in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink and colored it with Copic markers. The flourished image is also a part of this set and is stamped on the Moonlit Fog cardstock, which is a new Pure Luxury cardstock color Gina is also releasing this month! The Moonlit Fog cardstock is a grayish color with what I see as a bit of a greenish hue and others see a bluish hue. However, if you pair it with navy blue, as I did, it picks up the blue color. Very cool, if you ask me!
I used a photo corner punch in the Moonlit Fog and layered the smaller version of this punch with the navy over it and then paper pierced around the photocorners. I like the dimension it gives.
This next card is the third one I promised in my earlier blog post today. I wanted to show you how good the turquoise looks with Gina's new Pure Luxury cardstock she is also releasing this month called Pumpkin Spice. I stamped one of the other flourishy images from the Tropical Blooms set onto the Pumpkin Spice. It looks so rich with the chocolate and turquoise. Tropical Blooms is Gina's free with the purchase of three set.
I stamped the Tropical Bloom images in white craft ink onto chocolate cardstock and let the white craft ink dry before I colored the blooms with colored pencils. This is called a pencil over technique. I used various shades of yellow, pumpkin, and rust to blend the blooms and three shades of greens for the stems and leaves. I left a little of the white craft ink outline for dimension and then I added some extra white highlighting with a white gel pen. I then cut out the oval slightly smaller than my images so I could do the out-of-the-box technique with this floral array. I love how the turquoise brads in the center of the flowers just make it all pop!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll join us at the release party! As my friend and I always teasingly say to each other "Be there or be square!"