Sunday, June 28, 2009

Big and Beautiful

Here is a sample showing both how you can dress up the "Arranged with Love" stamp with single flowers from "A Year of Flowers", as well as mat it on a larger card. I chose earthy colors and the sunflower for a card that would be pretty for summer or fall. The popped up sunflower covers the flower underneath and dips down below the border. One this 5x7 card (Garden Green 10x 7", scored at 5"), I now have room to use two of my greetings on the front, I chose these two sentiments to celebrate an anniversary. "Congrats!" fits perfectly along the bottom. More flowers are stamped inside with Versamark.

I haven't made cards larger than A2 very often in the past because most stamp images are a better scale for a smaller format, but I really like this look! (Perfect for when you need write to bunch inside!) ;)

The frame is stamped in Memento Black on one of the "solid" distressed sheets from a Basic Grey pack, colored with Copics and mounted on Pure Luxury Black Onyx.

This week I will be sharing how to mat this onto Nestabilities and using Peerless Watercolors with it. :) Happy Sunday!

10 comments:

Denise said...

WOW! This is beautiful~ I love the colors you chose too~ This is an image you can really do a lot with!

Tina Gilliland said...

Very pretty... these fall colors (I found out after receiving a bunch of flowers in these colors and my hubby was upset I got such MANLY colors.. LOL) are really really loved by men. Great card and I love that it works on a larger card so well allowing for more ribbon, etc.

Sandra said...

yes, I agree, I like the look too! Thanks for sharing!
You are a true inspiration!
Sandra

Shawna said...

Gosh Melanie ------ just when I think you cannot possibly come up with anything more you go above and beyond. What talent you have!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, I love the look of it on a larger based card too! Fabo!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Melanie! Love the colors.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Melanie! Love the colors.

Michelle said...

Melanie,

Another FABULOUS creation.. So gorgeous!

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely STUNNING Mel. I keep saying "WOW" when I visit your blog - not that I don't know some adjectives but rather that you usually leave me speechless with your creations!

Lori said...

Great card! The larger size really works for the new stamp.