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October 29, 2008

Gotta Love Eastern Blooms!


This is another card inspired by one of Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges.  I don't usually get to play the actual week that she posts them, but I love using them when I do get a chance.  You can see WSC #47 HERE

Anyway, I distressed the edges of the Whisper White CS that I had stamped "Thanks" on after I punched it using my Wide Oval Punch.

I stamped the flowers in Tangerine Tango ink and removed the TT ink where I didn't want it with my blender pen so that I could re-color them back in with Olive, Saffron and Mustard.  I was doing this to show how you don't have to have a re-inker to use the In Colors to selectively color an image.  The easier method WOULD be to use a Blender Pen and re-inker to color a few of the flowers Tangerine Tango. 

So Saffron is not usually my "go to" color for a card base, but I was using colors found in the Haiku DSP and kind of went with it. 

Hope you like it!!

Stamps:  Eastern Blooms, Thank You Kindly
Paper:  So Saffron, Old Olive and Whisper White CS, Haiku DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango and Old Olive classic ink, Old Olive, So Saffron and More Mustard markers
Accessories:  Blender pen (to remove Tangerine Tango ink from the image), Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Oh my, this is just beautiful!!

  2. I love it! I need to use this set more often. I forgot to tell you how much I loved yesterdays card! It is stunning!
    Love ya!

  3. Very pretty! Thanks for teaching me something new about using the blender pen!

  4. Awesome, and here I thought you just used markers to get those colors and never knew you could do that w/a blender pen.

  5. Fantastic card, Marie! It looks gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles


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