Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweet Lemons on the Patio and CPS!

Lemons, oh how sweet! From FLOURISHES new release, Summer on the Patio set. This is a wonderful image that comes in two sizes to accommodate the patio table that is included in the set. This and my previous post are but two of the many patio accessories that enable you to create a superb patio scene. Practicing with my Copic markers again! The bowl or basket was a hard one!. Let alone trying to make the three look relatively alike! I love the vibrancy of the lemons though! Using clear card stock, this time I stamped a little flourish image from the FLOURISHES set, Siberian Iris. The sentiment is from the FLOURISHES set, Sweet Treats. I did not write down copic colors, once I get more efficient with them I will start writing colors down and showing you how I am achieving my final result! For the white swirl I used my new white opaque StazOn.
When using clear card stock, in order for adhesives not to show, planning how the card elements will be assembled is important. The white lemon image square is adhered on the outside of the clear card. The yellow square you see edging the white square is adhered on the inside front directly behind the white square. I applied one small piece of adhesive on the Boxer Basic Grey DP to hold the dp piece on the inside back. One the outside back I added a scalloped circle with two lemonade glasses to cover the adhesive! The sentiment strip has running adhesive all along it's length, which helps hold the dp in place too! This pic helps you see more of the inside view of the card. I love this Basic Grey DP. The yellow dew drops add just a bit of pizazz without taking away from the image. The card layout is my interpretation of the CardPositioning systems layout challenge this week! If you like layout challenges check it out! I made this card for Latisha! I don't know if she visits here or not, but she is hostessing a FLOURISHES swap over on the SCS FLOURISHES member forum. I am including this card in my swaps as a thank you to her for all the organization and hard work it takes to conduct a card swap! A shout out THANK YOU to Latisha! Hope you have been enjoying the creations highlighting FLOURISHES new releases! Check out the other fabulous design team members blogs to see what they have been up to! Julie, Susan, Leslie, Faith, Linda, Nancy, Sharon.
Check back this weekend! I have yet another clearly amazing card to show you! Until then, take good care!

14 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

I love your card it really looks like a great summertime card. Awesome you are working with Flourishes team. Wonderful card. Pat ( Julie's Mom)

Julie Koerber said...

I am digging all your clear cards lately! They rock! I think your lemons look so pretty too! Great job with the Copics!! Can you fly to Montana to give me lessons!?!? :-)

Julia Aston said...

Love your acetate cards! The white scroll looks wonderful and what a pretty stamp - nicely colored!

Charity Hassel said...

amazing work ! thank you for playing along at the cps blob!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, what an adorable card! The lemons are so refreshing. I appreciate you telling us in detail how you are using the acrylic. I think your coloring looks great and as usual your card is top notch!

Joan

Barb (Grandma UpNorth) said...

Love the card - so bright and cheerful. I really like this clear card! Thanks for sharing it with us.

flourishes said...

This cards is great....I am just loving you approach with the Flourishes images...great coloring, perfect with the clear card stock!

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! Love the clear card look. Anyone who can pull them off amazes me.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So, so fabulous!!! Love your pretty little bowl of lemons!!! Clearly, a wonderful card!!! TFS!!!

Lea L. said...

Seriously...everything about this card is amazing!! I adore it!! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

~Lea

Donna said...

wow! this card looks so real, so refreshing! I've never even made a clear card. what a beauty

Laura said...

very cool!!! the fruit looks terrific, and i love the clear card!!! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your fruit is so beautifully colored, and I love your clear design!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh yummmmmmmmmy!!!! And just how do you get your white images to stay so crisp and clean?? I've tried white stazon, which didn't show up that well, and white craft ink that smeared no matter how much I dried it or waited? HELP!! I wanna make fun acetate cards like you!!!!