Finally Friday :) Tonight my husband and I are going out to a wine bar to celebrate a friend's birthday :) It will be so nice to get out of the house! Hopefully the weather holds out and we can sit on the patio. Do you have any plans this weekend?
Today is day five for Vera and I. We are using Hero Art's Large Flower stamp. This is one of those stamps I've used bunches of times. I find myself reaching for it quite often so today I tried to come up with a different way to use it. I decided it would make a nice border :)
I stamped the flower three times on white card stock, and fussy cut them out. I inked it from the middle to the outside using scattered straw, worn lipstick, and just a little barn door. Once I had them all inked I sprayed them generously with water to further the blending and acheive a pretty water color look. I made sure they were good and dry with my heat tool then added white gel pen to the centers and some of the lines.
I adhered them flat, mostly. I left the petal edges unglued so they would lift a little. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, All Occasion Messages) in jet black archival ink (Ranger). I picked the sentiment because the flower colors made me think of a destination wedding. All beachy and beautiful :)
I added glossy accents to the areas with the white gel and sprinkled some peach colored rhinestones to finish it off.
I am throwing this one in the hat for Gallery Idol 2011.
I'm also playing along with CAS-ual Friday's Challenge. Ironically I had the idea for the flower border before I saw the challenge but just like last week they matched up, yay!!
Be sure to head over to Vera's to see her beautiful card :)