Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two Steppin' into Spring with Fifth Avenue Floral -- Part 1

I've been having fun trying some different techniques with the beautiful Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set -- one of my favorites -- I love not only the flower images, but also the amazing versatility with this set!  And, until April 30th, it is part of Stampin' Up!'s Two-Step into Spring promotion, which means you can buy your own set for 20% off!!!

The challenge over at Late Night Stampers this week is to create a Mother's Day card, and Fifth Avenue Floral is a perfect set for that, so here's one of the cards I created:

The focal piece was created by stamping the images with Black Staz-On onto Watercolor Paper.  I then colored with Bold Bright Stampin' Write markers around the lines, and used my Aquapainter to watercolor with the ink left behind by the marker.  For this piece, I used Pixie Pink on the rose, Yoyo Yellow and Only Orange in the centers of the other flowers, and Only Orchid and Lovely Lilac around the edges of the petals.  The leafy background was created with ink from Glorious Green and Green Galore Stampin' Write markers.  I spritzed the whole piece with Vanilla Smooch Spritz (yes, it's official, I am completely addicted to using this on my projects already!!!)

I layered the focal piece onto Glorious Green card stock, and then created a background using Only Orchid.  I ran a strip of the Only Orchid through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and another strip through the Crimper.  I then spritzed those two pieces with Vanilla Smooch Spritz as well. 

I added two half pearls from the Pretties Kit, and the greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink on Very Vanilla paper.  I punched the greeting out with the Word Window Punch, and layered it onto a piece of Glorious Green that I punched out with the Modern Label Punch. 

In real life, the shimmer is so elegant -- here's a close up to try to show it off a little better:

Hope you'll stop by again tomorrow, when I have another card to show you using the same stamp set and technique, but completely different color scheme and layout! 

And, if you'd like to order your own Fifth Avenue Floral set, please be sure to head over to my online store!

- Michelle

1 comment:

Chantal said...

It's beautiful! I love the aquapainter effect.