Monday, July 27, 2009

Enjoy!

This is one of those cards that I could not bring myself to embellish. Why? Because I did not think there was a length of ribbon or little piece of metal or plastic that could add to its simplistic beauty. In fact, to my way of thinking, "stuff" just might have taken away from it.

I did fuss around a little more than usual with my stamped image. I stamped the main flower twice with Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet ink, inking up the whole stamp for my first impression and then rolling the edges on the ink pad for my second. The center of the flower was stamped with Tulip ink afterwhich I used a blending and additional Tulip ink to soften the edges. I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the flower's petals. The leafs were stamped twice, too, first with Garden Green and then with the stamp rolled on the Olive pad. Again, I used a craft knife to cut around the petals, which enabled me to slip and arrange the leaves under the blossom.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Tulip cardstock; Perfect Day paper packet; Tulip, Honey, Olive, Garden Green, and PPI Berry Sorbet ink pads; Paradise and Say it in Style stamp sets; Craft knife.

How is your day going? My workday seemed unusually long. I was busy, so it must have been my Monday mindset and trying to adjust to life in a cubicle after roaming free all weekend. This evening, I'm going to clean up my corner before, most likely, messing it up again. LOL. On that note, I'll sign off with hopes that your week is off to a great start. Later...

13 comments:

Alanna said...

This is beautiful Kathi. I agree that it doesn't need any embellishments. It's perfect as is.

Sarah said...

You nailed this one Kathi...I am Enjoying it so much. It needed NOTHING more it is just perfect. I love the idea of using the craft knife to cut the petals slightly. It just works perfectly.
Have a great night!

Connie said...

This card is gorgeous. I agree....nothing more was needed and would have detracted from your beautiful card!

Leslie said...

Wow, that is the most lovliest card I have seen you make all week. All your cards are so beautiful. I had to put that one in my Kathi Carlson file so I can make one like it. I like the idea of the white gel pen. You are one crafty girl.

Deborah Young said...

WOW! Stunning. Simply stunning!!!

Scrappingamma said...

Oh Kathi!! What a stunning, beautiful card. You have really outdid yourself tonight! This is by far my favorite card of all. NOW, I am going to have to purchase this stamp set afterall! The embellishments are what you did to the flower with your blending and double stamping. Outstanding job! I hope I can be as creative as you one day!!!

Sparkle said...

So pretty! I still need to get this set!

tiffguam said...

I totally agree! Any more would have thrown this card! I love that flower image and that you paired it with that Perfect Day dp! Beautiful!

Mary G. said...

Beautiful!! You're right- nothing could have enhanced it's beauty!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely perfect and beautiful as is. Wow, Kathi! When I grow up I wanna be more like you!

Hope your Tuesday is terrific!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card! I whole heartedly agree that you don't need any embellisments with it! Sometimes less IS more :-)

Laurel said...

This is very pretty!

Kariberry said...

This card is absoulutely gorgeous! I love everything about it... Stunning!!