Well, I'm always up for a challenge, so I borrowed some card stock and stamped away! I had NO idea what I was going to do and the pressure was on. Marja posted an AMAZING card using the same stamp, only days before on her FB page.
So I got home and stared at the image...
Yep, I had no idea what type of flower this was and I had no idea what colour it should be... So I thought I would play around with shading, and try to make it look like it was a black and white image.
blender pen and marker. In this case, I coloured Basic Gray onto my acrylic stamp block and picked up the colour with my blender pen, I then started colouring, just as if it was a marker. I started in the darkest areas and worked my way out. I eventually added Basic Black to my blender pen to get my darkest area's black. (If I had started this card, knowing what I was going to do, I would have stamped my image on Water colour paper to allow for more play room, but alas, I did not, so I had to play very carefully)
After I completely shaded my image, it looked... gloomy. Ugh, not the look I was going for. So using some coaster board, I cut out an oval frame and taped it over top of my image. I dumped Dazzling Diamond glitter into the opening and then sealed it shut with a window sheet and sticky strip. Shake! Shake! Shake! The glitter clings to the window sheet! Then I mounted a Basic Black frame on top! Yes, much better!
I then added Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine and layered my greeting. My card was almost complete, but it needed a little something else.
pinterest and decided to try it out. The only thing... the technique called for re-inkers to be used and I didn't have the Strawberry Slush re-inker. I wondered if a marker would work and sure enough, it did! I coloured on a acrylic stamp block with my Strawberry Slush marker, I then added a few drops of Crystal Effects and mixed them together. Once I had an even mixture I coated my pearls with it.
Well, I hope you like the finished result. I'm pretty happy with it and I hope Marja likes it too!
Have a great day and happy creating everyone!