cake and flowers

I got a new Stampin’ Up! set “Blooming with Happiness” recently and wanted to play with it!  I took the cake image and some pink and brown paper.  Then I mixed some Winsor & Newton watercolours (yellow ochre and alizarin crimson hue) to match the pink paper.  I wanted to use up some of my Neenah’s Classic Linen Solar White paper, and thought this would be a good way to use it up, since I would only be watercolouring a tiny bit.
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Notice the new watermark! *grin* I did this in Adobe Photoshop, using Stampin’ Kub’s tutorial.  (Stampin’ Kub is Krabearkub on SCS)  I did have a hard time with it at first, because I am a beginner in Photoshop.  So I went to read the free downloadable (2.1 MB) first chapter of Stephen Romaniello’s Photoshop CS3 Channels And Masks Bible from Photoshop Support.  Then I went back to Stampin’ Kub’s tutorial, and with liberal use of his “pause” button, I got it! 

Back to the card…I thought the set Simply Said (by Stampin’ Up!) went perfectly with Blooming with Happiness, so I used the flowers from that set for the upper background.  Then I got out my back ground stamp (Happiness, also by Stampin’ Up!) for the stripes.  I cut up this stamp, so it’s no longer one big stamp…

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…anyway, I used the stripes with Tim Holtz’s Walnut Stain ink pad on lighter pink paper.   I like the distressed look a lot, so then I sponged everything with Tim Holtz’s Antique Linen, and then again with his Walnut Stain ink pad, and added four copper brads.  I used the Cuttlebug on the pink piece of paper underneath the centre panel.  I painted some of the flowers on the cake brown because chocolate is my favourite flavour! 

 Then I made the inside:

 

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I like making cards, but for some reason, I dislike actually writing in them.  Notice the strategically placed flowers, which would allow me to write only a very brief message!  *grin*

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2 Responses to “cake and flowers”

  1. Sharon (notimetostamp) Says:

    This card is gorgeous and I totally agree with you — those 2 sets work together just beautifully!!! Just love the look you created here!!! TFS!!!

  2. Leslie Parks Says:

    This is a fabulous card! Love the brown and pink, but I especially love the inside stamping. I would much rather go to the extra trouble of stamping on the inside than agonize about what to say on the inside.

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