Sunday, August 3, 2008 the edge of a petal

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

I think this is my favorite saying of all in the Blooming Expressions set (Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs). It just has such a romantic sound to it.

My friend, Lisa Zappa gave me some chipboard to play with and this little frame is the perfect size for this poppy!

I stamped the flower on Neenah Classic Natural and the stamped over it with the Linen background stamp (SU!) using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I stamped it again on a scrap piece and colored both with Copic markers. I wanted flower to match the background paper (Daisy D's), so I used YR Cream, R27 Cadmium Red and R59 Cardinal, blending them until I achieved the depth I was happy with. I layered just the large blossom using a small piece of chipboard.

I cover the chipboard frame (Crafty Secrets) with a soft yellow paper (Paper Salon) that was stamped using the linen background stamp. I sanded the edges, spritzed on some Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist (you can find this wonderful stuff at Eclectic Paperie!) for a bit of shimmer and then inked the edges in Burnt Umber (Palette).

The sentiment layer is stamped with the Sanded background stamp (SU!) using Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment and the swirls are stamped in Burnt Umber and then I distressed the edges before matting it on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Little pearls, an antique brass brad and some beautiful satin ribbon were the finishing touches.

I think this will make a beautiful wedding card!

Stamps: Blossoms & Butterflies, Blooming Expressions (Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper), Flourishes (Autumn Leaves)
Paper: Daisy D's, Paper Salon, Neenah, SU!
Ink: Noir, Burnt Umber (Palette), Copic markers, Distress Inks, SU!
Misc: Glimmer Mist, small scallop punch (Marvy), decorative pearls (Joy Crafts), ribbon (SU!), chipboard (Crafty Secrets), piercing tool


apigonfire said...

oh my! this is gorgeous! thanks for your continued use of this great set. I keep waiting for inspiration to hit!!! :)

Stefanie Staniak said...

WOW!!This card is Stunning! Every detail just screams elegance. I really have to get this set. Maybe after retreat.

Bevie Pearl said...

HB........this is gorgeous. absolutely positively gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Exquisite!!! This is beautiful stamping through and through!

Speedystamper said...

Hi Carol! Wow! GREAT blog!! Thanks for popping in on mine to say hi. I have always loved your work and I will bookmark this site!! TFS!

QC said...

GORGE, HB! Absolutely GORGE!

Valerie said...

faints dead away*

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Drop dead gorgeous card HB! We went through St. Cloud on Saturday and stopped at Craft's Direct...I was thinkin' about you and Pine!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carol this card is exquisite! That frame is so perfect!