Wednesday, February 16, 2011

An orchid note

Hi again, today's card was made for 4 challenges!  They are Our Creative Corner "cut it out" , The MoxieFabWorld's Stamping with Shimmer Sprays for the Stamp It! Techniques Week, The Cupcake Inspirations #98 pic above and I have based the card on the Waltzing Mouse SC #34, also shown above.  It is quite rare for me to be able to combine challenges, at least usually not more than two!
~For the card base, I took two green velum panels and before sandwiching together to place in an embossing folder, I laid one of the panels in white craft ink.  I like the effect that the craft ink gives to the plain area of the velum, like a parchment.
~I stamped the Lockheart orchid in PTI black ink and clear embossed.  This gave me the little "walls" that I wanted to contain the glaze and shimmer mist in place.
~I used a Claudine Helmuth white glaze on the orchid petals and painted the leaves with a green shimmer mist from Tattered Angels.  The pot was coloured with a few Copic markers.
~I used a lavender coloured thread to stitch around the edges to a BG Kioshi patterned paper larger panel.
~I stamped this ornate frame from PTI's Mat Stack II stamp set and painted the same glimmer mist into the open work of the flourished frame.  It looks like a different colour on the purple BG paper, but it is the same shimmery green.  Fussy cut this out.
~I stitched this narrow hand dyed ribbon with the same thread, using a straight stitch and cinched up to form the teeny ruffling effect, laid across the front panel and wrapped around the card front before adhering the panel to a white card base.
That's it :)
Thanks for taking a peek today, your kind comments are always appreciated !

Seeds in My Cup
stamps  ~ Lockheart orchid, PTI Mat Stack II frame and sentiment
paper    ~ green vellum, Basic Grey Kioshi
ink        ~ PTI True Black Hybrid
access.  ~ Treenway silk ribbon, Tattered Angel shimmer mist"Wicked", Claudine Helmuth white        enamel, Copic markers, SU Tulip Frame EF


  1. Hello, Chriss! This is a really stunning card. I especially like the embossed vellum and how you inked the folder with white ink ... fab idea! You have inspired me. Thank you. :D

  2. Sharon, I inked the back side of one of the velum sheets and then sandwiched to the other velum panel before placing in the ink mess to clean!

  3. So pretty! Love the orchid image and the colors...great details! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  4. Whoa, Chriss....this is one fabulous design!!!!! I sooo love the pretty, soft colors and what a gorgeous orchid image!!!! You did an awesome job of combining all the challenges, gf!!!!

  5. WOW! That orchid is to die for! I really love the colors and how you trimmed out that frame. Thanks for playing with us for the "Cut It Out" challenge at the OCC!

  6. I love your orchid! Aren't they just the most beautiful of flowers, you've captured it wonderfully on your card.
    thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  7. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

  8. Chriss, let me just say that I love your card! I especially love how you had the foresight to heat emboss the image to 'hold' your colors. and that white glaze/gel, is sooo prefect! I really like how you cut out your frame for your sentiment. You took great care in creating a wonderfully beautiful card, and it shows!
    Thank you for playing in our challenge @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work soon!

  9. Oh my goodness this card is beautiful! I love the embossed frame, and pretty floral image. Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  10. this is so beautiful! love your take on the sketch! thanks for joining us at WMSC!!

  11. WOW!!! Sooo elegant and pretty...the orchid image is gorgeous and I love the texture you added around the edges!!!!

  12. Hey Chriss! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Shimmer Sprays Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  13. How simply wonderful, Chris. We are having a vote on the IO blog about when to end challenges. We aqre also using Inlinkz now. Would love to have you vote!! Your blog is wonderful as always! and your creations so beautiful. I am so tempted to get the Verve set. :-)


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