Friday, May 13, 2011

Twisting Leaves

Doesn’t this look like designer paper?  The twisting leaves actually look like they are part of the paper.  Today I will share with you a little trick to soften an image.

Both the leaves and the sentiment were stamped in StazOn Black and then I did my sponging.  To make the leaves look a shade lighter than the sentiment all I did was sponge ColorBox Frost White over them.  How easy is that?  I use ColorBox Frost White quite a bit when creating my Stampscapes scenes to soften and lighten my background colors.  It also works great for blending colors when you are sponging.

Thank you for stopping to see me today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Twisting Leaves, Art of God by Impression Obsession
Paper:  DCWV Purple Card, Basic Black, Shimmery White                  
Ink:  StazOn Black then applied ColorBox Frost White over leaves to soften the color                      
Accessories:  The Robin's Nest Orchid Dew Drops       
Techniques:  Sponging


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Donna
I like the technique you used for this card.
I used a 40% off coupon at Michaels today to buy a Martha Stewart heat gun for embossing and hope to play with it soon.
Now that the gardens are in order, I need to get creative inside.

Chris said...

I really like how this came out! It does look like expensive designer paper! I will have to try this technique! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Great technique Donna and beautiful card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

just beautiful donna.

greetings karin

Bea said...

Beautiful Donna!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Wonderful technique! I was admiring your fairy garden; very pretty! Thanks for your visit and have a lovely weekend.


Polished Moxie said...

I like your technique. It really softens to card.

Rhonda Langley said...

Never would have guessed that was Stazon Black ink. Great tip!

Jennipher said...

Love the technique you used on the leaves. Gorgeous!

gale said...

What a gorgeous card. I have colorbox frost white and I don't think I've ever used it. Now you've given me an idea for how to finally use it.

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