Sunday, July 24, 2011


Designer: Charlene Merrick (Lilluvsstampin)
Date Posted: July 24, 2011
Keywords: DOLCE, JustRite
Category: All Occasion
Stamps: Just Rite Beautiful Blossoms, Just Because Set, Happy Everything Tag Making Kit
Stampin’ Up’s Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black,Stampin’ Up Reinkers Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo &Wild Wasabi; Adirondack Butterscotch
Embellishments: none
Tools: watercolor brushes, Crystal Lacquer, Spellbinder’s Classic Oval and Oval Scalloped Nestabilities, Horizontal Stampers Nested Frames dies, lattice border punch, White Galaxy Marker, dimensional, large corner rounder, Just Rite 2 ¼” x 3 1/16” wooden stamper
Paper: pink cardstock

I am in LOVE! Yes, in love with the Just Rite’s Beautiful Blossoms Set, the Mini Sentiments and Custom Tag Dies! I just couldn’t decide which floral image to use first, so I decided to make an all occasion gift set of four cards. I water colored the flower images with reinkers and a watercolor brush. Once they were dry and cut out using the oval Nestabilities, I applied Crystal Lacquer for added shine to the flowers and leaves. I was able to add the white dotting on top of the Crystal Lacquer (once dried, of course) with my white Galaxy permanent marker. I really wanted the focus of my cards to be on the Beautiful Blossoms images, so I kept my layers to a minimum and did not add any embellishments. I made my own background designer paper using Itty Bitty backgrounds in the coordinating colors for each card.

3 comments:

Dodie Martin said...

I really like them all, especially the pink!

jkreucher said...

This one is gorgeous too miss Charlene! love the colors!

Ellen said...

Another beauty Charlene! love the background you created! I love how you made different colors in your set!