Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Inspired by Pam...

This is the second card that we made at my Emerging Colour/Emboss Resist class on the weekend:

...and this is the decorated inside of the card, and the envelope...

This card was inspired by one demonstrated by Pam Morgan at the Stampin' Up! Australia Convention, that was recently held in Canberra.

The ingredients for my card are (all available from Stampin' Up!):

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, En Francais and Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Versamark, Clear emboss powder, heat tool, brayer, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Linen Thread, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

This card is a variation of the one shown above:

Instead of using the En Francais stamp in the background, I have brayered Pink Pirouette and Ridging Hood Red to give a gradation of colour from Very Vanilla through Pink Pirouette, down to Riding Hood Red behind the clear embossed daisies.

...and another pic for the day:

Tapis de Marrakech by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Tapis de Marrakech

I LOVE Yann Arthus-Bertrand's work...we have his huge coffee table book 'Earth from the Air' here, and the smaller 366 days book. His photographs are amazing!


PS. Wishing I hadn't used Pink Pirouette in the background of the photos, but am too late for dinner already to bother changing it now...sorry!


Ange Kelly said...

Sam, these are all Fabulous! You have done an amazing job with this technique.

Leigh said...

Lovely cards Sam. Your work is beautiful.

Leonie said...

Wow Sam, these cards are awesome!

kareNstampZ said...

fabulous - I'm using one of Pam's ideas for my next demo swap - might as well get my money's worth - hope all well - winter has arrived here & I'm half way through Eclipse - so exciting - glad we have a long weekend this coming one

Debbie Pamment said...

You have certainly mastered this technique - your cards are stunning - even with the pink pirouette photo background - LOL

Mandy Schiller said...

Lovely cards Sam, we have been working on the same technique. It's great to see how we can see the same thing but change it to make it our own!


Donna Maria said...

Oh, wow Sam...these cards are just beautiful...I love them. You do such beautiful work! Xx

Chat Noir said...

These are beautiful Sam. I really like that stamped image, and on the envelope it looks great too.

More things to try out.... not too sure how to do this, but about to play and see what happens...

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on my SCS Gallery said...

These are stunning Sam!! You make such gorgeous cards.

Anthonette said...

That technique is so fabulous! I've never tried it before. Great cards!

I should keep a list of things I want to try out. Thanks for the inspiration, Sam!