Monday, August 18, 2008

Victorian Bloom One from Impression-Obsession

When Impression-Obsession posted their new stamps a few weeks ago I knew I had to have this one. The image is Victorian Bloom One and was stamped; with Brilliance Gold Galaxy on Neenah Paper Classic Craft Natural Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock.
*(I don't use embossing powder when I stamp with any Brilliance pads. If
the pad is properly inked it will raise up when you heat it as if you had used
some Embossing Powder on it.) If anyone would like me to demo this and then provide pictures
let me know and I will be happy to do it here. I think if you try it you will like it. Don't saturate, just well inked. Let me know what you think.

I painted the image with a Niji Waterbrush using Twinkling H2O's Pink Crocus, Cherry Sorbet, and Sweet Alfalfa. I almost forgot to tell what I did with the flower petals and the 2 sets of prominent leaves on the stem. I cut the edges with an X-acto Knife and then used folded glue dots underneath to get a raise from the paper. I think I saw this on an SU Demo site. If anyone knows where, please let me know so I can give credit. It looks so wonderful with just the slight raise. I also used dimensional glue and Art Institute Mellow Yellow Glitter along the center slit of the flower.
All of the pearls are Mark Richardson Crystal Stickers Elements. If A Cherry On Top doesn't have them try Hobby Lobby where you live. They go fast because they are so much cheaper than the other companies. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby too. The words are from Paper Salon and were stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy. The Butterfly Punch is Martha Stewart and the paper is Stardream Metallic Amber text weight. I show the Michaels link for the punch because you can't locate it on Martha's site and I certainly wouldn't pay what they want on EBay. I bought mine at Wal-Mart. The Doily Lace Punch is also Martha Stewart and can be bought at Wal-Mart too. I used Bazzill Paper for the Dark Olive Green cardstock and the Chiara Rose Quartz text weight is Stardream.
*I mount all of my cards on either a White cheaper cardstock or a similar
Vanilla, also cheaper cardstock. I make the cardfronts separate for two
reasons. The first is because if I ruin it I haven't ruined a whole half
sheet of colored cardstock. I make a lot of cards and it is cheaper this
way. Also, I find it easier than cutting and pasting paper inside so others can read what I say. It's just a personal thing.

This was a really easy card to do. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by "the blog" to look.





Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Connie Fossenier said...

Wow Shirley that is a beautiful piece...a stunning stamp..
IO really has beautiful stamps.
Thanks for all the detail, and tip on the brilliance gold.
Connie Paxman

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, love it.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the stamp is elegant and beautiful!
Like the edging you have on your cards, makes them so elegant!


Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Hi, Shirley.. This is beautiful!! :o)

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. :o)

Chris xx

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Beautiful card. Please demo the brilliance pad raised effect. This is new to me.

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous Shirley!!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

SO pretty! Love the symmetry and your colouring is lovely! :O)

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful!!! Love the double lace doily borders; a show stopper!


jsreader said...

Wow! This is one gorgeous card. I would love a tutorial on Brilliance inks. I bought some and didn't realize they had to be heat set.
ps I see a Wal Mart run in my future for that punch

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