Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's Up Buttercup?

Today is day two of the There She Goes blog hop challenges where you have a chance to win the stamp set being previewed today by the Trendsetters! All you have to do is go to each of the participating Trendsetters blogs and comment on their What's Up Buttercup? sneak peek post. After you have commented on everyone's blog, hop back over to the TSG Blog where you can enter your name into the Mister Linky located at the bottom of the post.

If you have made your way here from Holly's Blog, you are right on track! If not, you may want to head over to the TSG Blog to get all of the details about the Blog Hop Challenges and what you need to do to have a chance to win free stamps :)

The beautiful set that we are showing off today is another that is illustrated by our new artist Chris Dark. You all loved her poppies and sweet peas last month and I know that you are going to enjoy this set just as much!!

For my sneak peek card today, I used my favorite flower from the set. This may look like a rose to you but it is actually called a Persian Buttercup. Have you ever seen this type of flower? They are absolutely beautiful!! I suggest you google it and check 'em out ;)

This card is very simple and yet the black creates such a striking contrast against the blue! The flower was created by stamping the image 4 times on designer paper, cut out into various layers, and shaded using a blender pen with SU ink. The different layers were adhered together using dimensionals.
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Close up of the flower layers
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I wanted the inside to match the front but I wanted it to be a little more subtle so I stamped the flower in the corner with Versamark then pounced my shimmery chalks (in both light and dark teal) on top. I then used a Swiffer cloth and gently wiped off the excess chalk.
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What I was left with was a soft and beautiful (and shimmery!) image that has almost a watermark quality to it.
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The next stop on the hop is Jessie who is recovering from surgery that she had on Tuesday. Make sure you stop by and send her lots of love so that she will fell better asap!!

55 comments:

Heather P. said...

Simply stunning!!

Sheina said...

I can't think of any other word then Superb!

kim.mom said...

SOOO ELEGANT!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is stunning! Wow!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

Chris said...

Very elegant Jessica, I love your card! Great tutorial too and the results are so pretty. Hugs, Chris

Lisa H. said...

wow! this IS stunning! love everything about it!

BJ said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the simple elegant look. And thank you for your directions on how to make. Thank you for taking time to make and share with us.

GabrielaD said...

wow... this is so beautiful. I am enamoured with your card.

Cammy said...

Beautiful! The flower is just gorgeous and your card is so simply beautiful.

Jackie said...

I just love all these layers! What a fabulous way to use this stamp!

Pam said...

Beautiful caard. I just love it.

Kelly Booth said...

WOWZER!!! This is just Amazingly Gorgeous and Wonderful too!!

Vickie said...

What a lovely and elegant card! Thanks for the instructions.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

CAS and oh so pretty! Thanks for the short tutorial on making it 3D.

Gretchen said...

Love the clean and simple look!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial!

Pegg S said...

This flower is gorgeous!! Looks perfect for paper-piecing and popping up!!

lillianchild said...

WOW - love how striking black with almost any color can be - but I love teal so this is especially a favorite of mine. And thanks for the added tutorial on the flower as well!

Judy said...

I loved it. What great work you do. Thanks.

Kristy aka Kuttin Kards said...

What a great idea! TFS.

Michelle said...

What a unique and stunning treatment! I just love it all: the colors, the layout - amazing!

jan farnworth said...

very nice

Tink said...

Beautiful!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Really beautiful and a great tutorial! Thank you!

Busy Momma said...

absolutely LOVE that

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. The colors are so striking and great tutorial too. This set is going on my must have list.

Wendy said...

Oh Jess, more beautiful flowers, you are killing me! Love them!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love all that paper piecing. Such a fabulous dimensional card!

Shirley N said...

Your flower is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial! Love this stamp set!!!

Debbi said...

So Pretty. Love the inside and the tutorial TFS

Sheila D said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love how your shaded the patterned paper and made it 3d. Your card is amazing, as usual. Thanks for the mini tute.

Anita said...

Great tutorial & tips! Awesome card!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful!!! I love the striking color combo and design, Jessica! Thanks for the tip!

Donna said...

Beautiful and elegant Jessica...Xx

Crafty Math Chick said...

Iam LOVING these tips & tricks Jessica! (and that big bold buttercup image) WOO HOO! Thank you!

~Meredith

jackiegay said...

Very nice!!

Tanja said...

OMG - that is over the top gorgeous!!!!! Love the elegance and teh clean look!

Kelly said...

Breath taking. I love the technique

Danielle Lounds said...

Wowee! This is absolutely stunning Jessica!

leenda said...

WOW! Love this flower & love how you used it! Thanks for showing the "how-to" w/layers!

Cathy said...

Wow Jessica, love your card. The colors are so pretty together. And the layering is awesome. Love the stamp set

Kimberly S said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the inspiration! :)

Katherine said...

Beautiful flower...love your tutorials...thank you!!

Stampin Cats said...

Wow, that looks a lot bigger than I thought. Love it

Stampin Cats said...

Wow, thanks fir the tutorial.

Wilfreda said...

Great card!

Alyssa S said...

Absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking! Thanks for the tips too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous Jess! All that dimension on the flower is breathtaking!!

Playing with Paper said...

Oh my that is beautiful!!

Alex said...

Beautiful card, i love to decoupage and especially stamped images, this makes it look sooooo stunning x

Theresa said...

Absolutely very cool buttercup and tutorial too!

Michelle VP said...

Oh, how pretty! Thanks for the photo steps too. :)

Stacy said...

I absolutely LOVE your card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely stunning!!