Dare to Get Dirty Easy Elegance

Here is a card that I made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast. This is for the Easy Elegance challenge given by NoTimeToStamp (don't you just love her name?).

I don't know what is more elegant than Fabriano Mediovalis folded reply cards. After all, her Royal Rubberness herself recommends these...and she is absolutely 100% dead on in her recommendation. These feel elegant to the touch. Other things that I think make this an elegant card? The color purple. Purple is the color of royalty and is my absolute favorite color. I also think that all of the beautiful white space and no layers make this card simply elegant. The only thing that I would have done differently, would have been to use a satin or silk ribbon. Guess I need to go shopping. :-)

The technique I used is watercolor stamping. I thoroughly misted the front of this card with water and let the water soak in while I inked up my stamp. I used my SU markers in Old Olive, Lavender Lace, and Elegant Eggplant to ink up the solid image from Petal Prints. I then just stamped the image twice without reinking. I then used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. Once dry, I overstamped the outline image with Versamark and then sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. This gave the impression of dew drops. I then applied a little crystal stickles in a few strategic places for a little extra touch. The Olive organdy was heated with my heat gun also to ruffle it a little.


Jules said...

Beautiful :o)

Corie said...

Truly elegant -- love it

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing how you made this lovely card!

Anonymous said...

very beautiful, I am going to have to try it. I hope mine turns out as nice.

Trudee said...

WOW that is so stunning, Linda!! GORGEOUS!!!

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