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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Simplicity

.....has a challenge to use yellow on a card - OLW35: Yellow. There is also a very amusing story about a card made with this in mind and the reaction to it of males vs females.  Good read here. This is my attempt at the card - I knew what I wanted to do but just couldn't do it.




 The stamping was fine - just rolled the SU ink pads around the big SU Medallion stamp, starting with the lightest colour and ending with just touching the edges with the deepest colour.  It was the word that I had trouble with - it is a silver word I have had in my stash for years, and I wanted to change its colour - so I tried SU pens, Copics and some other pens but nothing worked. Then I remembered I had some Copper Leaf, so I put some glue on it and waited (not long enough) for it to get tacky but not dry, and applied the leaf.  When I had cleaned up the mess on my desk of leaf bits and glue, I looked at the word to  see that it did not have a full coverage, so decided that it looked a bit funky like that (you can convince yourself of anything really) and left it.  Then I read the instructions for the leaf and it recommended you cover the leaf to stop it coming off - so grabbed the Dimentional Magic, and tried to cover the word on the card with it - sticky mess! Any suggestions?  That's an Annabelle Sprinkle in the middle of the sun.


Stamps:  SU Medallion
Paper and Card: blank commercial card (shiny)
Ink:  SU Barely Banana; Summer Sun; Peach Parfait; Really Rust
Other:  Annabell sprinkle; metal word, copper leaf; Dimensional Magic

It hasn't been my day really - I made two other cards using Annabelle Stamps (Sentimental Bluebells; Backgrounds by Design - Numbers) and tried use a technique I learned in SU classes, where you paint the stamp with the SU pens, and then stamp (and colour with SU pens) - it is not as clear or defined as stamping with ink, and then colouring with Copics. Anyway, you can see the difference here:



I use SU Blue Brocade ink on the background stamp, - and I like the ribbon/lace treatment on the second card better, but the stamping on the first - your opinions? 



11 comments:

Davi said...

All the cards are beautiful...the C&S yellow one, the first pretty blue one but I especially love the second blue one with the lace!

Ira said...

You have been at it! Great cards! Love the SU medallion card!

Donelda said...

I've not had much luck with leafing either ... I've just given up!! Your rock n rolling looks awesome on your medallion!!!

Debgem said...

Susan - the cards are great. I absolutely love the medallion stamp and I like how you've coloured this. It's very pretty. The bluebell cards are stunning - love them both!!

stempelomi said...

two great cards!! My favourite card is the SU MEdallion! I love it!

Hugs,Beate

Susan said...

I see you've been busy. I love the first card. It sounds like you do like me and keep adding to the card until you believe you've "messed it up"...well, you didn't...it's awesome!

Love the stamping on the next two cards, but I think my favorite is the second card with the lace. Love those stamps, too!

PetraB said...

The cards are wonderful, so clean and yet so elegant.

Janelle said...

Pretty cards. Love that SU Medallion stamp and the way you inked it up was perfect! (And, don't worry, we all have card-making days like that!)

Ann Wills said...

This is beautiful

Susan Raihala said...

Great rock and roll on the medallion stamp...and your word sure looks fine to me! The blue card is also lovely in both versions!

Jean said...

Truly, they'r eboth lovely - not sure which one I like best - perhaps the medallion with the 'distressed' sentiment. :)