Friday, March 12, 2010



When I saw this sketch, it didn't move me right away, but then I realized that it would be good for me to try and tackle it. We all tend to stay within a crafting realm that we are use to or feel most comfortable. Personally, I decided some time ago that I would always try to push myself and challenge myself not just in the crafting world but also other areas of my life. This sketch for me was one of those challenges! It did me good to do it because, I actually did something on this card that I NEVER DO on my cards and that is the "edged inking" technique. I've not yet decided if I'm going to be a fan of it or not, although I do like the way this card turned out. I can be particular about some things and this is one of them. I tend to be a perfectionist and I get it honest, I believe, from both of my parents. My parents were firm believers in, "there's a place for every thing and every thing has it's place". My mother was a crafter most of her life and very perfect in her workings. Her tools were always well cared for and everything was in it's place... or it better be if she went looking for it! I tend to like the inking if it's within a monocromatic setting more so than if it's not. Any who, here's my contribution to Mojo Monday and I hope you like it...It's a first for me! Whoo Hooo!!

There is glitter on this card although I'm not so sure it translates well in the photo.
I used versa mark ink along with a Stampin' Up stamp to get the flower image on the
cardstock.I actually used a very thin metal letter opener to curl my petals and I used a very large
 Stampin' Up flower stamp for the main image. I stamped it twice and cut one out to create the layer
so I could achieve some dimention by curling the flower's petals. Also used was the Cuttlebug
"Happy Birthday"  embossing folder.


  1. WOWSA! Girl you really created one gorgeous card here! Love the beautiful flower image and how you curled the edges~and you really rocked the Edged Inking technique too!

  2. Bethann, You shock me with this card (you know how), but I must say it turned out splendidly. Are you over it? :) I love the technique that you used on the embossed portion of your card, and somehow you got all your colors to coordinate so well! Great job!

  3. What an amazing card!! Wow!! I love all the details, like curling the petals and the glitter! Great work!



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