Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Septe,ber 27, 2011: Jen's Swap Card

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This was actually my all-time favorite from the demo-only swap. I just couldn't believe what a beautiful job Jen did! I love cards like this. It's a fairly traditional layout, but with a ton of wow.

Jen took a base of Naturals Ivory Cardstock and topped it with Elegant Espresso Cardstock and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. The center panel is more Early Espresso topped with Very Vanilla, and the sentiment is from A Word for You stamped in Basic Black Classic Ink. The ribbon is 3/8" Taffeta in Basic Black.

The leaves are Garden Green Cardstock cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit Die and the Big Shot.

The wow factor is, of course, this AMAZINGLY breathtaking rose. Jan stamped the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral (may it never retire) in Versamark and heat embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Shimmery White Cardstock. Then she colored it with water, and Aqua Painter and the floating reinker technique. I think she used Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight, but I am only guessing. :) I can say the Shimmery White Cardstock is very important for this technique; it's coated so it is very forgiving with the water, and the shimmer is amazing!

Thanks, Jen - amazing card!!!

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