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Monday, May 9, 2016

Scent with Love.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today that put to the test my paper snipping skills, when I stamped and colored this beautiful image from Power Poppy's Spice it Up stamp set I didn't realize it was going to be so hard to fussy cut it but, I liked the way the colors looked on it and I didn't want to trash it and start over so, I braced myself, grabbed my sharp little scissors and went to work. Here is my card.

I used the sketch from CAS{E) this Sketch! which worked real good for my card.  I stamped the image using Versafine Onix Black ink, which is really a great ink for this clear stamps, onto Strathmore mixed media water color paper mainly because I ran out of my regular Canson brand and it was a good thing I didn't have it because I don't think I would have been able to fussy cut this image since the 140lb. paper is heavier, this other one is by far, thinner and easier to snip. 
I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter adding a bit of detail to the orange and the bow with Prismacolor pencils. Once snipped I placed it on top of a die cut piece of Vellum and then, on top of a die cut piece of pattern paper from Lili of the Valley, finally I made some score lines on the opposite corner for a bit of texture.
To follow the sketch, I stamped one of the images on the SU Gorgeous Grunge and heat embossed in gold the sentiment, finally I added a bit of bling with some Rhine Stones. I hope it's not to busy for the CAS{E} this Sketch challenge, I just felt it needed some sparkle.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.


The sentiment is from the same set, the little cup of coffee is from another fabulous stamp set from Power Poppy called Merry Littles, which is my go to set for adding sweet little images to the inside of my Holiday cards.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card.


Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

14 comments:

Mary Fish said...

lovin' the little paint spatters!

Patti Willey said...

pretty touch of purple behind this yummy scented pomander!

Sonny said...

I love oranges stuck with cloves in the holidays !This is really cute and I love this stamp . Your snipping deserves a giant blue ribbon !

Aileen Ryan said...

It looks wonderful Maria, your cutting skills are perfect. Also love the splatter

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, those Gorgeous Grunge splatters are my favorite from this set.

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, I wish I had some scented inks to color this pretty images.

Maria A. said...

Me too Sonny, as soon as Thanksgiving approaches!! And I'll take the blue ribbon for fussy cutting, I think this is the hardest image to cut yet.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Aileen, cutting this image was a labor of love, thank goodness for sharp scissors.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Leigh.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Maria, this is a magnificent take on the sketch! Well done with all that fussy cutting and beautiful design!! Hugs, Darnell

Hannelie said...

LOVE the play with words on this beautiful card Maria!
Thanks for joining CTS!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Darnell, the fussy cutting was a challenge in and on itself, I almost gave it up but I was already to far on this card plus I really liked the color on the image so I pushed through.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Hannelie, I also love the way Marcella played with the sentiments on this set.