Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Serendipity Blog Challenge 1-25-12 - Valentine Card


Hi and welcome to a new Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!  Mary, the owner of Serendipity has challenged us to create a Valentine's Day card with a simple catch.....  the card has to be completely white except for the image - AND we have to use a dry emboss technique.   I have to tell you that I just love all the natural flower stamps in this collection so selecting just one was the tough part of this challenge!!  The all white really makes the colors you select pop!
I decided on the English Rose image, stamped it with Momento Tuxedo Black (this is the best ink to use when coloring with alcohol markers) and colored it up with Copics.  My card is 5" x 7" so I dry embossed a slightly smaller square and then die cut an oval from the center.  I used pop dots and centered them over the colored rose image.  I inked up my sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink so get a nice dark image, die cut it and dressed it up with a few pearls.

If you'd like to see what the other ladies created you can click on the design team member's names below and it will take you directly to their blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this inspires you to create a beautiful one of a kind card of your own.




Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size is 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps:  English Rose762L, Happy Valentine's Day 319D
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Blossom Tags & Accents
Embossing Plate:   SIzzix Texturz Christmas Lattice
Markers:  Copic G24, 28, 85, R22, 24, 27, 29, W1, W0
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine Onyx Black

11 comments:

Kathie Bailey said...

Drop dead gorgeous Jeanne!

Pauline said...

This is such a beautiful image Jeanne, you have showcased it perfectly with this CAS design!

Lulu/cy said...

Jeanne you hit this one way way out of the PARK, wow-za I mean jeepers girl, what a lovely card. whosoever is rhe recipient of this card will be doing cartwjeels if not physically rhen w/ thier Spirit. just beautiful<(^O*)>

Amy said...

Very pretty, so elegant!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Jeanne - you never cease to amaze me! This card is stunning!

Marybeth said...

Oh , this looks like you took it off the shelf at Hallmark! I almost said( Wallmart) that would have been a funny mistake! :) Jeanne, its just gorgeous !!!

Miriam said...

This is so elegant Jeanne! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the layers.

The Paper Parade said...

Jeanne, this is beautiful and so realistic!

Sharron said...

GORGEOUS--awesome coloring! I love the CAS design--it really does showcase your stunning rose!!

Jenny Gropp said...

So elegant to frame the image in the opening. I love the traditional colors and you colored it perfectly! Beautifully done!

salmaashiq said...

I like your artistic work.I've been wanting to try that technique myself and you did it so well.....
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