Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Oliver

Here is another card I have made with one of Bizzy Bec's lovely new designs...Oliver:


Bec supplied a package of lovely designer papers in black, silver and grey and some paper flowers, buttons, ribbons and brads. They all loked so beautiful together that I tried to use as many things as I could on the one card :-).

The base cardstock is black and is folded to form an A-frame card. I punched out a variety of the designer papers using a 1 1/4 inch square punch and adhered them to the background cardstock.

I stamped Oliver on some Stampin' Up! Watercolour Paper in Black Stazon and coloured him using an aquapainter and Classic Inks (Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Real Red and Old Olive). I really wanted to apply some Crystal Effects to the flowers and bow tie, but I have had some bad luck with Crystal Effects on Real Red...it seems to leach all the colour out and you end up with pink Crystal Effects and orangey pink underneath..ICKY...if you know how to stop or get around this I'd be very interested to hear about it.

The 'Be mine' sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Heart Prints set.

I have mounted the flowers together using a brad and then adhered them to the card with a dimensional.

I guess this would have been a great Valentine's Day card...but there is never really a wrong time to give a special someone a card like this!

Thanks for dropping by :-)
Sam.

8 comments:

Kellie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I think we must had been thinking on the same wave length and even posting at the same time! I made mine last night, not as good as yours but same colours in mind! Love yours, wonderful work, xx

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! he is sooo cute! and I love, love the DP.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous card - and Oliver is a handsome little dude! Love the touch of red with the flowers!

Liam said...

You have been very busy I see. Love Oliver. I want one. He is so cute. I love the card. I love the ds paper as well. You make every card look so stunning. How do you do it. Just masterpieces everytime.

Liam

Corie said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC

Cheryl Joshua said...

So sweet,your card is fabulous!!! I love the colours!

Danneil Linardi said...

GORGEOUS as usual!!! You are just so clever!

Kristy said...

So adorable, I love it!