Hi there, friends! Thanks for celebrating 2008 with Papertrey Ink and little, old me today. Since I'm a country-loving girl, I have to mention that way back then, I'd be listening to some Zac Brown Band playing Chicken Fried, for sure Alan Jackson singing Country Boy, and most definitely, Brooks & Dunn singing Cowgirls Don't Cry :)...anyone else?....oh wait! How could I forget some Gorgeous George, singing How 'bout Them Cowgirls...my fave!
My card today uses the sweetest floral set called, Flower Garden. I have loved that set for ages, and since digging it out, have noticed just how much fun it is to stamp with and use some techniques that were perhaps not around as much back in 2008, namely water-coloring combined with stamping. I'm so glad that technique is so prevalent now. There are oodles of stamping and paper-crafting products on the market right now that make this technique so easy.
I stamped all of my solid images on watercolor cardstock and then added the outline images, stamping them in watermark ink and heat embossing them using white powder. I didn't want my outlines to line up perfectly, so I off-set them a bit. After heat embossing, I added water and Zig Clean Markers to blend my colors and add some shading. Once my cardstock was dry, I then went back over each image with the outline images once again, stamping this time in colored ink instead of watermark ink so the details popped a bit and created some definition with each flower and leaf.
I then stamped some outlined images on my card base and layered on my watercolored flowers, using dimensional adhesive to give them depth. I also die cut some leaves using Sheer Basics Vellum and the Branching Out die. I stamped my sentiment from Flower Garden on a die cut Tinier Tag and attached it to some Rustic Twine wrapped around the top of my card.
There's lots to see today and each day as we celebrate Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary, so be sure to follow along on Nichole's blog to learn all of the details and participate in the challenges...there are prizes up for grabs of course!
Thanks for visiting!