Friday, April 24, 2009

Take the doesn't take long

I know life stays busy, busy, busy...but sometimes you just have to stop and remember what's important. Important things like telling good friends how much they mean to you. So today, I put together this card for my friend that really came through for me, with words of encouragment, when I needed it most. I think I should purpose to tell my loved ones and friends more often how much they mean to me.

The key to this card is trying to highlight an element in the stamp that I used. I stamped the complete image on a neutral piece of cardstock. After distressing it lightly with a slightly darker Distress ink (I used Antique Linen by Ranger), I colored in the elements with subdued colored pencils. I restamped the image on a white piece of cardstock and cut the one element out that I wanted to highlight. Using brighter colors, I filled in the stamped image using colored pencils and then glazed the top using Glossy Accents. I added foam to the back to pop the element, create depth and draw the focus to the highlighted element.

Don't forget, you can use brush markers to color in the one element on your stamp and then stamp the image on the inside of your card for a coordinated look. Try creating a highlighted element in your next stamping project.


  1. Really pretty, C! I love the colors!

  2. Awe! I love this card all over again!!!