Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Hello Friend – Rosella

Hi ya,
Well I said my next card wouldn’t be pink, and this one is a rainbow of colours. Actually I made this card over a week ago but couldn’t post it on my blog as I made it for my lovely friend Rosella who lives in Canada, and I didn’t want her to see it until it arrived. It was Rosella who bought me the Hanna stamps that I used for this card, such a lovely gift and so different from what I would usually buy myself. So this was a bit of a challenge as to what I could come up with, and more to the point did I have any “retro” papers? As I usually buy what I call Victorian/Old world style papers. Mind you that wouldn’t have been too much of a problem as I’m not adverse to making my own papers on the computer :o)
But first of all have a look at the stamps and the beautiful card Rosella sent me (sigh) ….

And now here’s the card I made as a thank you card for Rosella…

From the base up…
1. Stardream pearlescent yellow card
2. DP is unknown. I only had one sheet and the name that was printed on the back of the paper is now in Canada !!!
3. Yellow Bazzill card stock
4. The main image is from a Hanna Stamps set called Café. The image was coloured with Derwents Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. I went over the chair with a silver gel pen and then with Sakura Gelly Roll clear glaze pen. Her lips where coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll real red glaze pen. Her bracelet was coloured with a gold gel pen and went over again with the clear glaze, I also made her some earrings with the same pens. Her mug was gone over with the clear glaze pen.
5. The mugs down the side of the main image where stamped then coloured with my Derwents again, cut out and then double heat embossed with Versamark ink pad and Stamp N Sprinkle Detail EP. Just a little tip, if you’re going to heat emboss a small area like the mugs, I find it a lot easier to press the image into the ink pad rather than ink down onto the image. 1 because you’re going to get a more even coating of ink, and 2 your not wasting ink and creating a mess like you would if you stamped down the ink pad.
6. The flowers are from Flora Doodles – Mini Florettes.
7. Raspberry ribbons came to the rescue with their Sublime Lime – July kit and their Loving Lilac- September kit.
8. And last but not least, the sentiment is from Whiff of Joy, stamped on to the same yellow Bazzill card with two different coloured inkpads. Tip 2 – If you want to use two different coloured inks on the same stamp, stamp with the lighter colour first covering only the area you want that colour, then use the darker colour. That way if you do (and you will) go on to the lighter ink it wont matter about getting the lighter ink on the darker inkpad as the darker ink will just absorb the lighter colour. I don’t know why I’m telling you this, you’re all professionals at this and knew that already ;o)
So there you have it, I had oooodles of fun making this card, and guess what I’ve now ordered two more Hanna stamp sets :oP It’s Rosella’s fault, LOL.
Rather a looooong description, I do apologise, next time I’ll just post the picture.
Take care & keep smilin’


Raisa said...

Oh, it's so NOT you, but I like it anyway, very fresh and with bright colours :)
I left you little something in my blog, check it out.

and Okay, I wont take you're Magnolias, just admire them *LOL*


Anonymous said...

Wow, very cool card! It is quite different than your norm...but VERY very nice! You are such a multi-talented paper crafter! Hope all is well! Hugz, Mary

Rosella said...

Thanks for the great description Ann. And I just remembered that I have a clear gel pen somewhere. Didn't know what to do with it. You have rescued it!!
Love my card from you!!!