Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #145 - 12-10-11 Geraniums

Hi everybody!  Hope you are off to a great week.  I have some excellent news to share!  I am officially on the design team for Serendipity Stamps!  If you are not familiar with their stamps, let me tell you they are just GORGEOUS!  Although they offer a large variety of stamps, I just adore the flower designs.  They are natural, realistic renderings that almost have me smelling the flowers while I am working on the coloring!  Another neat thing about Serendipity stamps is that you can order them mounted on wood, cling foam, or not mounted at all. The choice is yours!

For my design today I am working  with the large geranium stamp.  I colored it with Copics and cut out only a portion of the design with my Spellbinders circle die.  For the background I embossed a diamond pattern with a Sizzix Texturz embossing plate (these are great for larger pieces of paper) and distressed it with a little sanding.   
If you'd like to play along, you can get all the details here:  http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2011/12/sketch-145.html

Supplies Used:  Finished Size is 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Large Geranium #112J, Thanks Small #613B
Die Cuts:   Spellbinders:  Lace Circles, Circles
Patterened Paper:  Crate Paper Portrait Collection Pearls, Something Blue
Markers:   Copic
Embossing:  Sizzix Texturz Diamonds
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug:  Lipstick Red
Twinery Twine Maraschino
Ink:  Momento:  Tuxedo Black

9 comments:

anya said...

This is beautiful, Jeanne. What an excellent way to showcase this beautiful image. I really love all the red. Congratulations on your first 'official' Serendipity post!

I'm Renee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
A well deserved honor...
your cards are amazing!!
And I've been perusing this companies site for a bit...
I may have to dig in and get another new obsession! :)
This is a beauty!!
Love the red...
it's my favorite!!
That ribbon...
the bow...
the coloring...
it's all fabulous! :)

Mary Dew Lee said...

This is just gorgeous Jeanne! Welcome aboard!
Mary Dew Lee

Pauline said...

Congrats on your DT post Jeanne, so well deserved with your beautiful creations! And this is a corker of a debut - beautiful image, coloured so beautifully, and the red gingham ribbon paired with the pretty lace is gorgeous! Stunning card!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is FANTASTIC! LOVE all your ribbons and trims and that glittery, embellished bow! And your color combo packs such a punch! I'm in awe! Oh! And I even almost forgot to congratulate you on your new DT position! Congrats ;)! So deserving!

Dayna Sabrina said...

Your coloring is fantastic and I adore the ribbon! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nina Brackett said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Elise said...

This is PURE celebration of color and your lovely talent! Goodness, GRACIOUS - STUNNING paper craft! Thanks for sharing this delightful piece with Just Us Girls!

Агрум said...

Mega beautifully!!!!