Most of you know that I'm lazy.  One of the manifestations of my laziness is that I will stamp an image on colored cardstock and highlight it rather than completely color it on white cardstock.  I was thinking this way when I decided that a manila folder would give a nice base color to this marigold.  I had enough of the folder left that I figured I could cut a base for the card, too.

I also thought that brown would be a nicer outline ink than black.  I need to buy an archival brown, because this brown started washing away as soon as I hit it with a waterbrush.  I was just trying to soften the yellow and orange marker I was using, but the lines started going, too.  After looking at how fuzzy it was getting, I decided to stamp over it again to sharpen the lines.  It gives a dimensional look, don't you think?

Of course, after doublestamping the flower, my sentiment looked faint, so I stamped over it with Versamark and clear embossed it.  I didn't line that stamp up any better than the flower one, so it has a faint shadow look to it.  Versamark was also used to stamp the background. 

Juliet Arrighi


Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the subtle background and the beautiful floral image you used- I think the brown looks fabulous with the colors. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stamps challenge again this week!

Yasmina TIN-SANG said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle this week!

Myrna said...

I am sure your sense of humour and mine are very similar so when I say I was really smiling at your description of making this card you will understand. I love your card and the colors are great. I think it was meant to be a double stamped card. :)

Unknown said...

very pretty card, thanks for joining us at the kaboodle doodle challenge

Joanne said...

Lovely card! The flower is so pretty and it goes perfect with your sentiment and background; great colors! Thanx for playing along with us at CC&CC, I hope you come back again soon!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Such a lovely sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Sister’s Day” Challenge!

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Vicky said...

pretty card ,love the flower and the stamped bg paper :) A light goldish paper with the sentiment stammped on it would look great too :)

Carly said...

Lovely card. with a gorgeous layout. I like the subtle leaves in the background too.

Thank you so much for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons - Bright Colours challenge.

xoxox Carly