Monday, May 3, 2010

Nothin' but Blue Skies





Blue skies smilin' at me / Nothin' but blue skies do I see / Blue birds singin' a song / Nothin' but blue skies from now on...

Can you hear it? Can you hear the song? The only version I hear is sung by Willie Nelson, and it was only one of many songs playing on the record player that I woke up to on Saturday mornings. When I saw the colors for the latest Embellish Magazine Challenge, I saw nothing but blue skies (and flowers).

Instructions for the main panel (to remind myself!):
1. Stamp Daisy Stamp with Versamark on high gloss cardstock.
2. Color stamped areas with chalk.
3. Overstamp daisy image with Versamark and immediatley heat emboss with clear powder.
4. While the powder is still tacky, sponge additional chalk on the petals for a brighter color.
5. Cover glossy panel with blue ink and wipe off embossed areas. Ink edges of panel with same blue ink.
6. Trim to size, apply sticker sentiment (these are awesome stickers!!!).
7. Stitch ribbon tab and attach layered button.
8. Stitch border with yellow thread on card base and attach main panel with foam adhesive.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Glossy White (SU) White (Georgia Pacific) Stamps: Upsy Daisy (SU) Ink: Versamark Other: Chalk (SU), Thank You Sticker (SRM Stickers), Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Ribbon (American Crafts), Buttons (Cloud 9 by Fiskars), Thread, Foam Adhesive

24 comments:

  1. Love this technique Karen, it looks so much like watercolors! Gorgeous card!

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  2. Love your use of colors! So bright and cheery! I can definitely hear Willie's song.. :)

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  3. Oh this is sooooo lovely Karen...the colors are amazing!

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  4. Wow...Very beautiful! Love the colors!

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  5. Okay--picking my jaw up off the floor!! This is stunning! Totally looks like blue skies! Fab technique too--thanks for sharing. I made a card with a similar layout (flowers lining the bottom) tonight, but couldn't figure out how or where to add some embellishments. I LOVE what you did with the ribbon and button!! I just can't say enough--I love everything about this Karen!!

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  6. Wow! Very cool technique and I LOVE the results!! Looks amazing!

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  7. WOW!!!! your blue sky is absolutely gorgeous!!! i am in love!!!!

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  8. oh, how pretty! This is a very cool technique! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  9. Karen, this is really amazing. Beautiful card

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  10. OOOh la la! A field full of prettiness. I really like the ribbon and button done in that style. So cute.

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  11. What magnificent colors!
    I like the small detail of the button and the sewing.
    Thank you for the sharing.

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  12. Wow. This is just gorgeous. Thanks for your technique tips. I must try this. Love that double button. I'm afraid that it will be too bulky. but looks so good. I love your card.

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  13. Great stamping indeed!
    Angela xxx.

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  14. This card is amazing, Karen!!! I love what you've created with these colors. Every detail is perfectly place. Overall the design is stunning and pleasing to the eye. Love it :)

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  15. This is amazig! Great techique ad well executed! now this is what i call art! Love it!

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  16. What a very cool background! love the chalks embossed like that!

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  17. I love the button detail with the stitches! You are a pro.

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  18. Oooo, Karen! This is gorgeous! Gotta try that technique!

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  19. This card is such a beauty!! Love the design and the way you used the colors! Great work!!

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  20. Okay, so I had to come back after linking your card to my site. This really is such a beautiful card. I've yet to tackle this technique. Perhaps some day I build up the gumption...

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  21. I love your fantastic card! The eyelet detail is so clever!

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