Monday, January 21, 2008
Fabriano Spring Song
Before I became a stamper, I was really into Hallmark cards. I used to go to the Hallmark store once a month for my needed birthday, anniversary, and whatever other cards I needed for the month. I would walk out of the store with a stack of pretty cards, and they were all single layer....more simplistic styled cards. I love how Hallmark cards have changed since then, and are starting to look more and more like our hand-crafted beauties. I do, however, still appreciate the simplistic-styled cards. I guess that's why I do them quite often.
When I'm using an image as beautiful as this one (Spring Song set from SU), I find a "busy" styled card can distract from the beauty of the image itself. Quite often, when I choose to watercolor a single-layer card, I'll grab my Fabriano Medioevalis cards that I purchased from Starlit Studios (I didn't see any in her store right now). I stamped the image with Jet Black StazOn, and watercolored with my Classic inks and Aqua Painter. The beautiful May Arts ribbon was purchased at Jacksonbelle Embellishments, and the Adornit Gems from Eclectic Paperie.
Thanks for visiting today!
Stamps: Spring Song
Card Stock: Fabriano Medioevalis (5x5)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Classic inks- Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Going Gray, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Aqua Painter, May Arts ribbon, White Adornit Gems