Saturday, August 23, 2008

Iridescent Upsy Daisy

I've been working on various swaps and other things including some submissions for some upcoming Stampin' Up! contests. On the right is a card that I just made for a new set swap. I didn't know how it was going to turn out when I started it, but have to say I'm pleased with the results. Sometimes when I start to create, I have a pretty clear picture in my head of what I hope to acheive. Other times, I have an idea but have no clue if it's going to turn out the way I think it should. This card kind of fits both categories. I knew what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure if I knew how to get there! It's hard to see in the picture but the main image is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I have grown to love this stuff so much that I'm having a very hard time not creating with it. So, along with the shimmer from the iridescent ice embossing powder there is just this really nice sheen to the whole project because of the Shimmer white paper. The first thing I did was after cutting out the Shimmer White with the Top Note die is I trimmed away the perforated edge. This allowed me to mount it on the chocoloate chip and get that great matted effect. I then stamped the grass image using basic brown. Then inked up the floral image with versamark and stamped over the grass. Applied the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and embossed. Next the color was sponged on then I wiped off what little had accumulated on the embossed image. It's just a nice shimmery image and it reminds me of a fall day. All products available from Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature (grass image)
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Brown, Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Riding Hood red
Accessories: Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Top Note die, Irisdesent Ice emobssing powder, dimensionals

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a question about the card. You said you stamped the grass in basic brown, versa marked the upsy daisy, applied powder, got all that. But then you said you sponged the orange, it almost is as dark as the brown grass. How did you get it from not covering the grass? Your doing all this on shimmer white paper/do you use staz on ink/su craft/or su classic? If you have time, could you let me know. I thank you, the card is lovely, I might try it someday. Andrea Bolton su senior assoc.

Sharon Bridwell said...

Andrea,
The brown shows through the orange. Although the orange looks dark, it's not as dark as the Classic Brown. All the inks I used were classic except for the Versamark. And yes, the entire stamped piece is Shimmery White paper. Hope that helps!
Sharon

Jim said...

Sharon-I LOVE LOVE LOVE the card-nice job! Another one of your many adoring fans-Joni

Linda McClain said...

Your card is stunning. I love the idea of trimming away the performated part to get the matted look. Good luck with your contests. Are you going to regionals and preparing your swaps for that? Ooo, I hope I see you there.