Thursday, November 24, 2011

I Miss You

I've really been blessed with gifts this year, from people that I have only met through the Hero Arts Flickr Group, never met them in real life, yet!  So today I am posting a card I made with a gorgeous collage stamp that I received from my friend Lai-Yoke in the Netherlands (thank you Lai-Yoke).

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; designer paper (Pink Paislee)
Ink: Bundled Sage, Walnut Stain & Tea Dye distress inks; Versamark
Stamps: Kaisercraft; Stampin' Up (sentiment); Pink Paislee (Butterfly Garden)
Other: Perfect Pearls spray mist (Ranger); Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); scalloped edge punch (Stampin' Up); pearl (old stash); clear embossing powder; dimensional squares

I used the emboss resist method to create the stamped panel.  I first stamped and clear embossed the image and then applied a variety of distress inks to the panel.  I stamped a border from the Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" set on the edge with some Walnut Stain.  I then spritzed the entire panel with Perfect Pearls Mist. Oh boy, I love that shimmer!  The central panel is popped up with some dimensional squares, as is the sentiment panel. You can see the shimmer from this angle.



Lisa said...

I don't think I could pull off a card like this, but you have done it beautifully :) Just love all these soft, muted colors and the one pretty pearl stands out nicely!

walchowDesign said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Brenda!

I absolutely love what you did with this stamp! Love the subtle bg colours and the resist embossing is fantastic! Love all the shimmers!

Thanks for the mention!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft green!

Barb said...

So beautiful, Brenda! Love the softness! Hope you're having a wonderful time on your trip! Hugs! :)

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
The soothing Green palette, always a winner in my book and this beautiful stamp and card is no exception.

Maureen Morton said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Especially love the shimmer. Aren't we all blessed in many ways? Thanks for sharing.

Trinh said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Brenda! This is gorgeous! I love the inking and combination of colors. Thanks for sharing your talent & the sweet comments you always leave on my blog!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your resist technique is beautiful Brenda. Wonderful color combination of the greens with the soft krafts.

Lisa said...

Be..a..u..tiful Brenda! So soft and delicate. How sweet of her to send you this stamp.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful collage stamp, Brenda! Have not seen this one yet, WOW! So tranquil with the fluttering butterflies! The color in the background is very serene!