Monday, June 28, 2010

Sneak Peak #2 Because I Care

For our vacation this summer, we went on a 10-Day driving adventure to Portland, OR from Phoenix, AZ. It was our son's first road trip. We had a great time and saw sooo many wonderful things. Oregon is one beautiful state!

While there, one drizzly afternoon, we headed off to a botanical garden. Once we got there, the weather let up and it was a photographer's paradise. There were so many beautiful flowers...none of which I could grow in AZ. I think that's what made them so special.

These Hydrangeas were the inspiration for my card. This new stamp set is called Because I care. It is a Level 1 Hostess set and can be earned with a workshop or order that reaches $150. For my colors, I used Bashful Blue and the *New* Pear Pizzazz. I did something I've never done before for this card. I used a Blender Pen to color the flower. I pressed ink onto the inside of my stamp pad cover dipped my pen in and used that as my ink. It worked perfectly!

What have you drawn inspiration from in the past? I'd love to hear.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Very Vanilla & Bashful Blue Cardstock
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz & Stazon - Jet Black Ink
Accessories: Nesties, Blender Pens, 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon & Dimensionals/Pop Dots


Rita said...

I think I've seen hundreds of samples made with this set since the preorder started, but this is BY FAR my favorite! It is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Julie! Has an old fashioned feel to it while being crisp and clean. Great coloring and love your choice of colors.

Lynn said...

Beautiful...your card is so soft and pretty looking with the two toned hydrangea! Great work!

Zaheer Murtuza said...

I think this card is simply superb. Clean lines, clean layout and very very appealing.

Love the colors used. I agree with you that there is so much in the nature to get inspired by.

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Carol Wiggs, Saskatoon said...

Did you use a punch to create the circular shape of the hydrangea?

Julie Marshall said...

Hi Carol, I used the Circle Nestabilities. You can get them at any hobby store (i.e. Michael's, JoAnne's, Hobby Lobby) or online. They are die cuts and you use them with a die cut machine.