Monday, November 24, 2014

MORE Paper Trey Ink Botanical Block's cards: Carnations

Monday, Monday, how I adore Monday... Okay, I really don't like Monday's but since it is like a Wednesday this week, I don't mind!! Two more day of work and then I get to play.

Today I am sharing two more cards I created for my friend's birthday gift. Are you bored with these yet? I used the carnation block from Paper Trey Ink's Botanical Blocks II set as the showcased image in the two cards. Out of all the cards I colored with Copic's, the images on these cards were colored in the best.

For the first card, I chose a yellow color scheme. Didn't the shading come out fabulous? I even like the leaves!!

I do not love the colored black frame around the edge of the stamped image, though. On my second card, I cut that off but chose to keep it on here. I did a little inking around the edge but I am not loving it. It looks messy. I tried to rip the stamped block off but instead of using the usual adhesive I use, I used one that is tougher to reposition so it is stuck. Unless I want to start over, it will be part of the set.

I chose to keep the elements simple for this card because I wanted the focus to be on the stamped image rather then the embellishments. I adhered the block over a strip of yellow patterned paper and then stamped the sentiment under it. The last step was to give the flower a little sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

For the second card, I chose to color the carnation in with red Copic markers. I used R35, R37 and R59 to shade in the flower and I LOVE the effect. It actually looks dimensional!

Again, I wanted the focus to be on the flowers rather then on the embellishments so I used the same basic design as the yellow card. Instead of using the frame around the flower, I chose to cut it off and mat the stamped image with black card stock. (In this photos the matting looks crooked but I assure you it is the angle I took the photos in!!)

I then layered it over the strip of red patterned paper. My last two steps were to stamp the sentiment and then go over the carnation with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Two simple but pretty cards for the set, don't you think?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great day!



Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is wonderful!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning, simply stunning! Your coloring is amazing.

wienerhoneymooners said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the vibrant RED! Just stunning!

Virginia Lu said...

I love your monochromatic cards! They are truly classy and elegant! The shading of the colros are gorgeous! Wish you and family a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Thank you for stopping by my blog!