Monday, February 20, 2012

Guest Designer: Cynthia Olheiser

Good morning! Today I am sharing a card made by Cynthia Olheiser, whose work with Stately Flowers 3 you'll be seeing more of in the coming weeks! Cynthia has a gorgeous gallery on StampTV and this card a few month ago sold me on her ability work magic with my flowers! I was so excited to see she was from Alaska, which made her a great choice to help me showcase the Forget-me-nots of her state in this newest set!

Don't you love how many shades of blue are in the world? These are so different from the shades Kris and I used on our Forget-me-not cards and I love 'em all! This vivid sky blue just pops with that pink, and I especially love the way she sanded the Victoria Cuttlebug embossed layer (so pretty with the shapes in this image) to reveal those little bits of white, just like the middles of the flowers! The tiny Swiss Dot embossing is such a nice detail to with berries in the image, and I love how she matted the layers to have the one row revealed across the top. Her focal point is like a mini canvas with the black pen drawn frame and the popped up flowers give it so dimension. Terrific design, Cynthia!

TIP:
Whenever you are going to have a greeting on an embossed layer, be sure to stamp the sentiment before embossing so that you get a get a good impression and it's easy to read.

Please be sure to check out Cynthia's blog, Stamping in Alaska, today for a list of materials for this card and another sample. Leave her some love!

6 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful card, Cynthia! Melanie- she really worked magic with these flowers!

Becky said...

The flowers are gorgeous Melanie and so aren't the colors..

Patti J said...

Cynthia, this is simply gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Thanks, Melanie. Ive really enjoyed working with the Stately Flowers series.

Kris said...

Hello from a fellow Alaskan! While we are probably 800 miles or more apart I'll bet we're having the same snowy weather! You did a lovely job on your card Cynthia! But we Alaskans know how very lovely those forget-me-nots are, don't we? Can't wait to see more from you!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Joan V said...

This is such a gorgeous card from Cynthia. Left her a little note on her blog, too. Love the forget me nots. Thanks for sharing.