Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday Trigger and Birthday Card

Today's card serves a couple of purposes. First, I wanted to play along with the latest Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab blog. I just loved the flowers and colors in the picture. Here is the inspiration photo:


Second, I wanted to make a birthday card for my friend Hare. Even though her favorite color is red, I thought she might like this color combo too. If you squint REALLY hard, you might be able to see a faint wood grain on the kraft cardstock. I used a really light blue ink, which looked pretty good when I stamped it. Then I watched as the pattern slowly disappeared as it dried. Oh well! I think using a light color of ink only really works if you stamp on white or stamp tone on tone. Live and learn...
I took a close-up of the flowers to show you that I watercolored the petals with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush then added some Distress Stickles for sparkle and Glossy Accents to make the cup look like porcelain.


When I got home today, I saw that my photos from Snapfish arrived. I have plans to make some photo cards, so I will let you know how they turn out.

5 comments:

onecraftymama said...

LOVE your take on the trigger! The glossy cup, and those gorgeous blooms...I love how they have centre stage :)

Cath said...

Hey Laura! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Lea L. said...

Such a pretty card with beautiful stamping!! Great job with the Tuesday Trigger challenge!! ♥♥♥

Shirley said...

Gorgeous!! I love this stamp and you really did it justice!!

Broni said...

What a perfect card for the inspiration photo, Laura! Hope you're doing well!