Wednesday, December 29, 2010

thank you

Today's card is going into a challenge I've not participated in, before...
Color Q (Color Q Color Challenge) - CQC #65
I really like the combination of colors in the inspiration photo...take a look!
Pretty, huh???  You can click on the link (above) to read all of the challenge details.

Here is my card ~

Bringing together these colors proved to be a little more difficult than I thought.  I guess that's why they call it a "challenge"!  I used a dry embossing technique for the hydrangea, that I had not used before.  I saw a video tutorial by Dawn O. that showed how easy this technique is...and it was easy.  The image is stamped onto vellum, then embossed with a stylus from the back of the sheet.  Fun and easy!
I wish you could reach into the pics and feel the raised areas of the flower.  Here is the link to Dawn's video...
Dry Embossing Vellum Hydrangea by dostamping

Thanks so much for stopping in to take a look at my blog.  I hope you leave a comment...I love reading them!

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The recipe:
CS: kraft, basic gray, whisper white (SU), white vellum (The Paper Studio)
DSP: walk in the park (SU) I used a piece of the olive green leaf paper.
Ink: basic black (SU), jet black (Staz-On)
Stamps: because I care (SU)
Other: basic gray ribbon (SU), build-a-brad (SU) I used a piece of the same green leaf paper in the brad., 2 black brads (Recollections)


  1. Wow! Great card!! I've never tried that technique before either but it looks amazing!

  2. Beautiful card, lovely technique! Thanks for playing the colourQ challenge this week! Happy New Year.

  3. Beautiful card. I started this color challenge too and I just couldn't get the Mojo flowin' so I moved on ;)

    I love this stamp set, just for this reason. It needs no color and can stand alone. I will definitely be checking out this technique.


  4. Absolutely gorgeous, love that ribbon and button!

    Tracey xx :D

  5. Beautiful stamping, Susie! I'm sure the raised detail is even prettier IRL. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ!

  6. So beautiful!! Love that perfect bow. Thanks for playing along at the ColourQ!!

  7. Very pretty---so glad you were finally able to play with us! Gorgeous take on the CQC colors!


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