Sunday, March 13, 2016

Vivid Thoughts

Hi there and welcome back!  I've been pretty quiet on my blog lately as I have not had much time to spend in my craft room lately but I made up for it this weekend by making 3 cards, one of which I am sharing in this post.  The color challenge at The Paper Players this week caught my eye and I decided to play along.

I pulled out a couple of long neglected Blendability Markers sets in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay that worked great to color the Vivid Vases stamped image.  The stamp actually has 5 vases, but I wanted to use just the middle images, so I covered each one with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp with the ink pad, then removed the tape before stamping.

The vases were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black then colored with the markers.  I used a Blender Pen and a tiny bit of Smoky Slate to create shadows at the base of each vase.  Next, a panel of Bermuda Bay was cut with a Squares Collection framelit to create a frame for the vases and space to add the sentiment and Baker's Twine.  A few sequins were added and I was done!

Thanks for looking, and as always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  There's a link above to The Paper Players, so do be sure to use it to check out all the wonderful inspiration!



Stamps:  Vivid Vases, Sheltering Tree
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
Other:  Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Blendability Markers, Black Baker's Twine, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Square Collection Framelit


Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful card, Stef--I love these vases. When I envisioned these colors, I saw black and white striped paper and you read my mind! Love the bold stripes and flowers. Thank you for joining the fun at The Paper Players!

Susan said...

Stopping by your blog and thought I would leave some card love. Love the boldness, the vases and shadows on the bottoms. This is an eye catching card,

Hannelie said...

Stef this looks absolutely amazing! I think you did a fantastic job with the challenge colors!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players!