Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Nature's masterpiece

A very simple design today but I think it's quite effective. I used white embossing powder for an emboss resist and then coloured the central bit with a touch of Copic marker (I think that bit is called a pistil but I'm no botanist so please don't take my word for it!).

A simple Nestie cut frame is raised up slightly on foam tape and mounted over the card front. I thought the sort of gallery feel to the framing went with the sentiment.

Stamps:
Emerging Hibiscus (CHF, retired)
Motivational Centers (CHF, retired)

Paper:
Cryogen white

Ink:
Versamark by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Peeled Paint)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Olympia Green)

Other:
Detail white embossing powder by Stampendous
Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Foam tape
Copic marker


Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Karen said...

This is really beautiful Joanne, love the colour & the design xxx

Hazel said...

The frame really sets it off - love the flower and the background x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, love the white flower...x

Kath said...

This card is really classy. The colours are perfect.
Kath

Rachelxx said...

Such a stunning elegant card Joanne :-)

Nancy said...

Oh my this is truly artful, Joanne! I love it and will *steal* it ;^) . It's a beauty!

Artyjen said...

Ooh it's gorgeous....as is all the other stuff you have been doing lately....sorry but blogger or IE or Google just has been a pain and not been able to comment for a while! Hope this works after I typed all that! LOL ;)
xoxo Sioux

Jenny said...

Oh wow this is beautiful, I love how you've framed it and what a gorgeous colour background:)
Jenny x

Gez said...

Beautiful! What a great flower. Love the green background. What a wonderful sentiment.

paperpapier said...

Beautiful bloom! Love your stamping technique. Oh! I learnt a new word - pistil ... and you are right about the flower part. I checked the web and found the answer in this flower anatomy link.
greetings, Heaney

Nancy Ward said...

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Lavender Rose said...

It is very effective, this is fabulous.