Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm Coco-Nuts About YOU!

This is another card using the newly released Artful INKables set called Paradise Island. You can buy this set today! And as an added bonus - Kristin is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $35.00 through the month of August!


I'm excited to say that I was the one who suggested to Kristin that this sentiment might be fun to go with this set!!! and she agreed and had it made up! Yikes - how fun is that!!! Kristin always asks us INK Girls (the Design Team!) for our input and she does value our opinions!


So - on this card - I first stamped the coconut tree on the card stock and colored it in with re-inkers and my aquapainter. Then I stamped the image again on a white scrap - colored just the leaves - cut out some of them and layered them over the original image using foam dimensionals. This gave it a fun 3 dimensional look don't you think?? Then I added the dew drops to look like - well....... actual dew drops on the leaves ....... as if this tropical island had just had a refreshing rain fall!
The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders Tag Trio die and popped up on foam dimensionals. I stamped the separate leaf stamp that is in this set - colored it and attached it on the side of the tag.

To finish it all off and add a little bright color - I tied this fun ribbon from Michaels around the top.

Stamps: Paradise Island - Artful INKables

Paper: White - PapertreyInk

Ink: Onyx black versafine, River rock, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Going Grey, Apricot Appeal - Stampin Up

Supplies: Ribbon - Michaels, foam dimensionals, aquapainter, dew drops, spellbinders tag trio, cuttlebug.

8 comments:

Beth said...

This is too, too cute! Your painting is wonderful- you are a whiz at the aquapainter and re-inkers! Love that bright splash of ribbon, too!

~amy~ said...

What a super fun card Julia!!! How FABulous that is was YOU to come up with the *FUN* sentiment!!!

One4Joy said...

I see the midnight oil was burning on this nutty card, Julia!!! I love the dimension and the shadowing you created with the makers and the popping.

What fun to know your input is HEARD!

Kisa Peters said...

Super cute card! I love the sentiment! Great coloring!

dpkennedy said...

This is so cute! I love the dew drops on the leaves and that is a great sentiment!!

Kristy said...

I LOVE this card! The leaves just pop off the page and the ribbon is perfect.

Deb said...

Very cute, love the sentiment and the ribbon is fabulous. The 3d is a great touch it adds a lot of dimension!

pammyrn said...

This is just adorable. Love your coloring.

Hugs Pam