Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hello Hyacinth!

I learned a new technique with this card today -  I found out about it on the Less is More Challenge.  which is a CASE challenge this week.  You'll find JJ Boltons tutorial for the technique here.  Basically -  you stamp an image (or group of images) on your card base - then you stamp it again on a separate panel - die cut a word out of the panel and adhere the letters over the original stamping matching up the inkings.

First I made this card -  die cutting the word 'garden' and layering it over the stamped panel.  I also layered a die cut grass cut out of some mulberry paper along the bottom of the panel.  I rounded the corners and layered it to a white card base.
Here's a close up so you can see how I matched up the letters with the original stamping.  The letters show up a little better on lighter stampings -  see how you can see them more clearly on the pink and they sort of get lost on the darker purple?
So - then I realized this was a little too involved to be considered CAS for the Less is More challenge - so I created a simpler version..  For this card I just stamped one of the hyacinths in pink and green (the pink photographed so lightly - I must have taken 10 pics of it before finally settling on this - which is STILL very light looking - sorry!)
 And here is a close up of the letters layered over the image.  I think this technique works best with some of the letters extending past the stampings  so they are white - it seems to help your eye see the word!
This card is also for these challenges:

This was my inspiration from the site.
Addicted to CAS - code word - Flower.

We here in MA (and across the US) are SO thankful that the Marathon Bomber was apprehended yesterday.  He was found hiding in a covered boat in someones backyard.  He apparently was severely injured and is currently in critical condition in a hospital.  He is just 19 -  and I can't help but feel so very sorry for him and glad he was taken alive.  You wonder what in his life led him and his brother to do what they did.  I hope we are able to find out in the coming months.  My prayers are with all involved -  those who lost their lives from this tragedy, those who are maimed for life as a result of injuries, and the families as well.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Vintage Garden Flowers.
Paper:  White - PTI,  green mulberry paper.
Ink:  Memento - Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, Sweet Plum
Accessories:  Block Alphabet Dies - PTI, foam tape, fresh grass die - MFT

26 comments:

Annette said...

wow love how you stamped over the sentiment.. totally gorgeous..

Ji Hye said...

What a fab card! I love it!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations. I love this technique!! And you explained it so well that I feel I can give it a go! :) Great visual with both your cards. And you're right, the lighter color seems to show off the lettering better so will keep that in mind. Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to CAS! Loll xx

Patti J said...

Wow, Julia...this is fabulous! Great idea, and so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, both your cards, and your thoughts. Our prayers go out to all.

Deb Hickman said...

So pretty, I need to have a go at this technique. X

Ellen said...

Wowza Julia! This is a cool technique! Gorgeous card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!!

Gillian R said...

Really lovely cards

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh this is a beautiful way to use this technique Julia - I love hyacinths and can just imagine the wonderful scent coming from your pretty potted one.

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards showcasing this technique Julia! Such pretty spring colours, and I love that hyacinth stamp.

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Julia, they are so pretty!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Kylie said...

Well! Im going to have to give this a go. Your cards are stunning! Awesome techinque so thanks for sharing. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS!! xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful cards. Your stamp is lovely and works so well with this technique.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Julia, the first card is just gorgeous. You did a great job matching it up...the simplicity of the second card is just perfect! Love them both~!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dianne said...

I love your card and how brilliant were you to stamp in the letters fabulous. Beautiful card Julia, thanks for sharing...

Jen said...

great job julia.. second one is my favourite

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful with this technique! That 2nd one just looks fabulous!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beuatiful cards-fantastic stamping on them all :)
Nessa xx

Antje said...

Lovely Julia, this is a great technique, you inspired me to go ahead and give it a try! Thanks.

Chrissie said...

Both your cards are absolutely fabulous Julia! You certainly were inspired.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous! What a great technique. Beautiful work, Julia.

Barb Murphy said...

I love lilacs...so many happy memories of spring on the farm. beautiful designs, both are lovely!

Joyce said...

Your flower stamping cards are just gorgeous. And, now I am thinking to myself--how could I have ever missed those images.

Quip1320 said...

This is just lovely. Soft and gorgeous!

Kary said...

Wow, Julia, I really LOVE LOVE this technique you shared. Your cards look fantastic!!
I really feel for the people at the Marathon. Just relieved the person has been caught. Take good care!

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