Welcome to day two of the Artisan Award Blog Hop. WOW, the first day of the blog hop went amazingly well. We even got to see two different never-before-seen cards that were somehow missing from the display boards at convention. This is the first stop on the tour, but if you get lost or if the links somehow get broken, you can always use the list at the end of this post. But whatever you do, make sure to visit everyone along the way. I am really enjoying seeing all the projects more closely and finding out all the little details.
If you are visiting all the blogs in order, then you should have just left Heather Summers' blog. Her projects are so amazing...definitely a hard act to follow, but I will try!
Now, for todays project I want to share another card. If I had to choose one card that shows the "real me" then this would be the one. I love classic elegance and that is what I was going for when I designed this card. This card is a big jump from the clean and simple card I showed yesterday. And before anyone asks...yes, I hand-placed every last one of those pearls without a pattern.
I love the rose from Fifth Avenue Floral, but I have always felt like it needed to include a leaf stamp. I think the leaves from the Autumn Splendor look just like a rose bush, but then, I do have a vivid imagination and the only time I have a green thumb is when I get ink on it. I stamped directly on the DSP and colored the leaves with Stampin' Write Markers. The rose took even more time because I stamped it three times and cut them all out and then layered them with dimensionals. For even more interest, I added some shadowing with a Versamarker. Lot's of attention to detail...but worth every bit of it.
Recipe: Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight; Elegant Soiree DSP; Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Autumn Splendor, Afterthoughts; Classic Ink Pads: Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Garden Green; Craft Pad: Basic Black; Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool; Embossing Buddy; VersaMarker; VersaMark Pad, Blender Pen; Basic Pearls.
Now hop on over to visit Sandra Farrell to see what amazing project she has to share with you today. And if you get lost, here's a little guide to help you along the way.