Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Beautiful Too

Sorry I didn't get this card onto my blog on Saturday as planned. But here it is now:

This card is made from the same It's Beautiful stamp wheel that was used to make this card. Except this time, the wheel was inked in Versamark Ink (so called because it is a clear ink that leaves a "watermark" like image on your card stock). I love my Versamark pad; it is definitely the pad I would take with me anywhere if I could choose one ink only. Here it has been teamed with Stampin' Up!® Pastels for what is called "Poppin' Pastels". You can use a number of applicators to apply colour pastels to the Versamark. These include sponges, sponge daubers, "eye-shadow" style applicators and cotton buds. For small, fine areas, you carefully dab the powder on; for larger areas you can rub the powder on it a circular motion. The end result is very pretty. You may want to prevent the pastels rubbing off by using a finishing spray such as Helmar Fixative. For more information on this technique, see yet another online tutorial from Beate Johns.

This card was designed by Lin Mei Yap and she has bordered the image panel with two vertical lines of paper piercing and added knotted Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. The Designer Label Punch was used to punch out the greeting and in keeping with the feature image, the edges of the label were coloured with pastels too.

As pretty as all these flowery cards are, Father's Day is fast approaching (it falls on Sunday 7 September this year). So next post will feature a male card.

Love from Crafty Kim

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