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Archive for December 30th, 2011

Apothecary Art Birthday

This card took some extra time to make — why you might ask? Because I made the mistake of stamping the sentiment last and messing it up after all the watercoloring had been done! Yikes! I’ve always said in stamping and cardmaking that there’s usually a way to fix a “mistake” without starting completely over. In this case, I stamped the ribboned center again, stamped the sentiment, and then cut it out and attached it to the watercolored flower piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I actually like the banner popped up so it all worked out (fortunately). :) One other technique I included on this card is to overstamp the image in VersaMark ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, apply Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and emboss. It not only creates a glittery, sparkly image, but it makes the stamped image POP.

Stamps: Apothecary Art

Paper: Blushing Bride (Textured), Pear Pizzazz, Pear Pizzazz DSP, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP

Ink: Black StazOn, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, VersaMark

Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Sewing Machine and Thread, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Rhinestones, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits Die

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