10/03 Inspired by KWerner

Kristina Werner posted another Color Inspiration Challenge. This one challenged us to use Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla. The card I came up with is a little different from my normal style, but it was fun.



I decided to emboss the cone flowers from Inspired by Nature onto Pumpkin Pie Prints paper. I inked the stamp up with Very Vanilla Craft ink. . . but when I stamped it . . . there was very little of the ink that seemed to transfer. I embossed it with clear and watched the image completely disappear! Not what I had in mind. So I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the flowers again . . . a little more ink seemed to stick and I warmed it over with my heat gun. I had to do this two more times to get the flower to show up using the Very Vanilla Craft ink. It still didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to. But I decided to keep working with it.

I grabbed a brown sharpie and outlined all the edges of the flower to give it some contrast. That helped a lot! The card went together quickly after that. I did Crop-a-dial embossing along the edge of the Chocolate Chip panel. I made three dots on the photo corner with my brown sharpie and put a drop of Crystal Effects on them for a dew drop look. I used the Wide Oval Punch to create my sentiment panel and then used the Coluzzle to make a frame for it.

Thanks for dropping by! Here are the supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Inspired by Nature Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP Ink: Very Vanilla Craft, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Brown Sharpie, Crystal Effects, Wide Oval Punch, Coluzzle, Very Vanilla Taffeta, Crop-a-Dial, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Comments

Lynn said…
It may not have turned out the way you originally inteneded, but it sure is beautiful! AND you discovered a new technique in the process.
Catherine said…
wow! i really like how this turned out and how it's outlined...very cool =)
Sherri said…
Cute! I've never seen that stamp used like that - I like it!
Angie Tieman said…
How pretty!! Love that cool look you gave the flower, haven't seen anything done quite like that yet!
LeAnne said…
Very cool card. I have had the same issues with Very Vanilla ink....you're not alone. But you ended up with a great card for the challenge! Good luck!
LeAnne