Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I finally inked up my hostess Because I Care set!  This hydrangea image is so pretty.  I started with Memento Tuxedo Black and used my Copics.  The flower was colored in BV00, BV02, BV04 & BV13.  For the leaves I used G40, G82 & G85.  I added a little Lavender Stickles to the center of the flowers and sponged around the image with Distressed Milled Lavender.

I love my new Spellbinders dies.  The one I used for today’s card is the Fleur De Lis Rectangles.  I do recommend with these intricate dies not using any cardstock over 65 lbs. as they won’t cut well going through the Big Shot.

A closer look at the hydrangea.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Because I Care 
Paper:  Solar White Linen, Orchid Opulence, Ballet Blue, Whisper White 
Ink:  Image - Memento Tuxedo Black; Flower - BV00, BV02, BV04, BV13; Leaves - G40, G82, G-85; Sponging - Distressed Milled Lavender  
Accessories:  Kaiser Pearls in Lavender, Lavender Stickles, Tsukineko Sheer Frost Shimmerz Spritz, Nesties Large Classic Rectangles #5, Fleur De Lis Rectangles #4  
Techniques:  Copic Markers


Sunray Gardens said...

That is really pretty Donna.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Your hydrangea is stunning. The more I see of your cards and know about things available for this craft, you must have a fortune in your studio.
I asked our instructor to show the copic markers as I didn't know what they are and got excited when I saw them. When she said how much they cost I had to rein my enthusiasm in. :-(

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Very subtle color in the hydrangea (loved the close-up). What a wonderful card - the cut out of the border is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
- Joy

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful hydrangea and card donna.
love the dies and the beautiful color you have used.

greetings karin

Karen said...

Beautiful Donna. They look like the real thing. I have yet to try my few copics I have.

Rizzi said...


Pam~ said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job coloring in the hydrangea ... love it!

paige said...

Beautiful card Donna! Love your new Spellbinders die too!

Em said...

If the die is too complicate, I always make it go through the machine 2-3 times. It will be hard to take the cut out of the die. I use knife or needle to help a bit. Hope this would help you a little. :D

Jennipher said...

very pretty Donna! I need to ink up this set as well. Love these colors.

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful coloring! Your choice of colors is lovely!

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is really pretty and your coloring is so perfect!! Fabulous card.

gale said...

Beautiful coloring and the border looks so cool with it!

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