Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Old Meets New--A Real Post This Time

Hi everyone. Hopefully you won't get four or five notifications from this post. For this card I've combined new stamps and old paper. The stamps are from a set called Summer Sweetness. It was one of the first sets I bought when the new catalog came out. A long time ago Close to My Heart had a watermelon stamp that I absolutely loved. I was sad to see it go. This set has all kinds of variations and possibilities.

The sweet leaf paper comes from a combo paper pack that we no longer carry and the hollyhock paper comes from the Stylin' paper pack--another oldie, but goodie. I was going to use paper from Boom-Di-Ada and it would be perfect, but I need those papers for another workshop card so I substituted. The message is from a set that was a stamp of the month set a few months back called "All Occasions". I love that one and still use it a lot. And the sweet little flower is one of my new favorites. It's from the Cottage Flowers set. I stamped it in black and colored it in with a white gel pen. I had a pink glitter pen that I used for the centers which you probably won't be able to see.

What else?... Oh, the black ribbon is Close To My Heart and the polka dot is good 'ole Wal-Mart. I used a scallop punch to take a "bite" out of the watermelon and I used liquid glass on the seeds which again, might be hard to see. The watermelon was stamped in black and then I created a reverse mask to sponge the color into the area for the rind. It's on a dimensional. That's about it. Let me know what you think.

You are Close to My Heart,


chloe said...

fabulous yvonne!!

stampmonkey said...

Darling card, Yvonne!

Stacy said...

Still my Fav!
Can't wait to make one, or two, ot three.......