Monday, November 19, 2012

Primrose and Gray

For this sympathy card, I used the color combo of Primrose Petals and Basic Gray.
One very nice thing about Stampin' Up Designer Series paper is that the designs can be used for so many styles of projects.  The dotted Gray and Vanilla strip is from the Howlstooth and Scaryingbone pack which is mainly for Halloween but on this project it has an entirely different feel.

The card base is stamped tone-on-tone with the flourish from the Everything Eleanor stamp set.

The focal image is stamped in Basic Gray ink and colored with markers going from the darkest colors at the center getting lighter toward the outside plus a few darker highlights following the shading of the image.
One trick I like is to outline the image with a Sahara Sand marker to make it appear more realistic.

The flower is layered on the medallion stamp (also from the Everything Eleanor set) punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch and a Raspberry Ripple doily that was diecut using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a very beautiful and tastefully elegant card! Your colouring tips are much appreciated, too!