Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CC202 - Happy Hellos :)

Hello & thanks for stopping by... Today's card is for this weeks Color Challenge "CC202" over at Splitcoast. The challenge colors are: Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy & Kiwi Kiss. For more inspiration with this color combination, check out the CC202 Gallery.

My card measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I bet some of you are wondering how I did the branch?! I inked up the whole stamp and turned it over so I could see the inked rubber. I then took a wet q-tip and wiped off the kiwi kiss on the flowers and buds. I then took my regal rose marker and inked all of the flowers and buds. I then took my bravo burgundy marker and colored on just the edge of the flowers and buds. It's a little work, but well worth it! Maybe someday, Stampin' Up! will come out with markers for their in-colors!!

If you give this technique a try, I would LOVE to see your beautiful samples. Just post a link here in the comment section so I go and check it out!!

Have a wonderful week,

27 comments:

Sue said...

Very pretty...and yes it was worth the extra effort...I always thought it weird SU didn't make the in color markers too! I read somewhere about making them yourself with blender pens and reinkers. Have never tried it though.

Kim said...

Jen this is so beautiful! I loved love what you did with your markers! That so makes your image pop! And your sewing is so beautiful on there!
Hugs~ Kim

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors on this and the layout!

Laura said...

very pretty - nicely done!

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful Jennifer. All that stitching just finishes the project off. And the wild flowers have been coloured perfectly. Hugs from Desire

bolha said...

Beautiful card! Great work on the branch and flowers. I might give it a go.
x Natasha x

Priscilla said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the way the branch and flowers look.

Viv said...

Oh this is SO pretty. Perfect in every way too.
From the arrow straight stitching to the two tone flowers. Simply wonderful.
Hugs'n smiles
Viv xxx

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Hi

There are so many people using Happy Hello cards.

Cheryl said...

Your card is beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Great card Jennifer!

Norine said...

another pretty card just love all your work
Hugs
Norine

Kim said...

Love that color combo! Gorgeous card!

Viv said...

Hi Jen. I've got something for you on my blog.
Hugs Viv xx

Allison said...

This is gorgeous!

Christine said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I have often used that same technique myself. I love how you used the color combo. Have a great day!

Silke said...

Jennifer - this is so gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

Sara Paschal said...

What a beautiful card, great job with the CC.

Suzanne :O ) said...

what a gorgeous card! the image is really amazing :)

Nancy Riley said...

So pretty, Jennifer! I love a card with a little extra effort put into it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful, Jennifer. I saw it earlier this week and didn't have time to comment. Love the shading on the flowers and all the beautiful layers. Just gorgeous.

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the idea about using a Q-Tip! I used this technique on this card.

Christina Hill said...

Gorgeous unexpected colours and the stitched detail is fantastic.

LeAnne said...

Wow, everything about this card is fabulous! Love it!
LeAnne

Cindy Major said...

I love your choice of colours and the variegated flowers!

Cindy