Jun 09 2012

Blooming with Kindness part 3

OK…one more and I"ll put this one away for a little bit!  Or, at least not show another one tomorrow!  Again, I used up some of the scraps I discarded the other day when I had a sudden loss of creativity! 



I must admit that I am liking this Summer Starfruit WAY more than I thought I would!  It is almost of neutral of sorts…it goes with a lot of different colors!  I experimented with another way to color the flower.  This time instead of shading on the rubber, I stamped it in Basic Black, then sponged on Summer Starfruit over the image, and accented it with sponging on Cajun Craze.  A totally different look than yesterday's card!


The base of the card is Summer Starfruit and I used the Fancy Fan Folder on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I covered up the bottom with a strip of Comfort Cafe Designer Paper and wrapped the Summer Starfruit Ribbon around and adhered to the back.  I added the stamped image, layered on Cajun Craze, and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front.  Finally, I added the greeting, stamped in Basic Black, with a Summer Starfruit piece cut into a flag cut on the end.  Oh, I added two little pearls in the upper left corner for a little extra bling!

Hope you enjoyed today's INKspired Treasure!




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7 People have left comments on this post

Jun 9, 2012 - 08:06:16
Nina Riley said:

I like what you are doing with this stamp set.  It caught my eye in the catty and I've kept going back to it each time.  Guess I'll have to put it on the wish list.  And I think the star fruit will grow on all of us.  It's a weird color but . . . weird can be very good.

Jun 9, 2012 - 08:06:47
Barbara Rathmell said:

Connie, Starfruit is starting to grow on me too!  I like Version 2 of this card the best! 

Jun 9, 2012 - 12:06:07
Laura Holm said:

Really like the effect you created with the black outline on the flower and your 2 colors dabbed onto it! Very real looking! Also love your choice of patterned paper with the whit embossing layers. Thanks for sharing your creativity 

Jun 9, 2012 - 01:06:11

Love this one Connie.  The flower has a great deal of depth.  Will have to rmember this one.

Jun 9, 2012 - 02:06:01
Patti C said:

I have a question mark next to this stamp set on my wish list.  After seeing all the different ways to color/ink this stamp, that ? will be disappearing.  Love this card.

Jun 10, 2012 - 12:06:30
Carol Carriveau said:

My fav is this last card…reallylike the way the classic black pops the petals…..and this could be great for Fall!

Jun 10, 2012 - 08:06:43
Annie C said:

Love the coloring technique – kind of masks that new in-color. Still can't warm up to it! LOL! This technique can be used on lots of the new stampsets. TFS.