Monday, 5 March 2012

More You Tube Inspiration

One of the You Tube channels I visit often is Stamp TV which features videos with instruction by Gina Krupsky of Gina K Designs.  I was going through past videos the other day, seeing if there was anything I missed, when I came across her video on sponging a layer.  I've seen this technique before, but for some reason it stuck in my head this time and I wanted to try it.

I loved Gina`s colour scheme so mine is quite similar,  but I don't have the same stamps so I used what I had.  I'm really pleased with the result.  I followed her process almost exactly, except I couldn't resist adding some Sakura glitter pen to the center of the flowers.

Since I hadn't added any layers to the front of the card, I didn't want to add layers to the center of the card like I usually do, so instead I stamped with a birthday sentiment, and some smaller flowers from the same set the big flowers came from.

I love how this card turned out.  Considering all of the stamping, inking, and colouring it was a pretty quick card to put together so I think I will try this again soon with some different colour schemes and shades of card stock. 

Here is the video that inspired this card:

I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
  1. Catered Crop - Use Ribbon
  2. Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Spring
  3. Stampin' for the Weekend - Bingo - Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers
  4. Simon Says Stampin Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

The supplies I used are as follows:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Whisper White.  

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! On Your Birthday.  KI Memories Enchanting Icons.

Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Olive Pastel.

Markers:  Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers Bravo Burgundy, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust.

Ribbon:  Burgundy ribbon from my stash.

Adhesive:  Skor Tape.

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Ranger Inksentials blending tool.


Marcea said...

An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week..... would you consider turning word verification off please in the future

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

Cathy Clouston said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments Marcea, and I'm so sorry about the word verification. I thought I had turned it off and of course when I look at my blog I don't see that its there, so thank you for letting me know. Once I realized word verification was on, I couldn't figure out how to turn it off (I had it set that 'anyone' could comment and I thought that that would be enough) so I googled it and apparently I'm not the only one who didn't know that they had word verification on. Very frustrating!

Thanks again! :)