Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Schtuff


Today's card makes use of a brand new SU! Sale-a-Bration stamp set called "Botanicals for You." I used the honkin' big sentiment from the set for the focal point and scattered some tiny gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty in matching colors of green, lavender and turquoise. I started with a piece of watercolor paper and sponged it with Ranger Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Twisted Citron inks, then stamped the image with Versafine Onyx black ink. While the ink was still wet, I clear embossed it to give it some sharp contrast with the sponged colors. I die cut the focal panel as well as the black card base with Lil Inker stitched rectangles.

I'm sharing this one over at Darnell's NBUS #6 challenge because this "new schtuff" just arrived earlier this week.


Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you're doing!

Carol

15 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful sponging and matching of those gorgeous colors. It looks so nice and vibrant to brighten up anyone's day. Hey speaking of brightening up a day, we will be getting some fabulous weather this coming week. I hope you get the same. Enjoy the day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Nice job! I used mine today also! Very striking.

Heidi Stamps said...

This card definitely makes a statement! And a big WOW on the color combo. I would like to get my hands on some of those new colors!
TFS!

MaryH said...

WOW! this is fantastic! Loved reading the techiques you used to create it & at first thought you'd done the 'watercolor washes' I just saw on a video. Your way sounds much more like what I might try, and it certainly glows beautifully. Great way to show off that bold sentiment, and I especially like the little jewels you scattered around. I just never know where to put those things! Great card, and hope all is well in your world. Big hugs & TFS.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Carol, such a beautiful background.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

These colours are so bright and beautiful! Very vibrant card, with the contrast between the watercolours and the embossed black sentiment! The little gemsones look so well, a beautiful touch of light!

jimlynn said...

Bring on the big because I love that big honking sentiment! SO pretty and the background is stunning. It really draws the eye to the focal point of the sentiment. Love it!
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely Carol you make it sound so easy The background is gorgeous....Lis

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous colours and a stunning card!

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE that big ole sentiment. Your sponging is just the perfect backdrop for it, too. Beautiful colors, Carol!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow your ink blending looks incredible on this!! I love that sentiment with the bold black too!! :) HUGS

Jean said...

A beautiful inked background, I love the colours. Fabulous sentiment stamp too. A super card.
Jean

Brenda said...

Loving this one Carol! I love the big bold sentiment and the wonderful inky background. Such beautiful colors!! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Great job with the background!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great way to highlight a giant greeting!