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Saturday, August 25, 2012

OWH Pizzaz skip



This was a fun card to make. I started by stamping this stamp (sorry, I don't know the maker. I unmounted the stamp and neglected that information) with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I colored with Copic markers. I colored the dots on the leaves with an orange Sakura Glaze Pen. Gave them a nice little shine even though you can't see that here. I used white card stock so I could keep the true colors of the Copic markers. I didn't want the background to be so white though so I spritzed the colored image and the top piece of the card with Tsukineko Walnut ink. I have an area set up in my garage to do this. I mounted the image on a bronze metallic paper after putting it through an embossing folder. After putting the card together I edged with chalk inks. The top jewels are Swarovski crystals in a topaz color. The crystals on the image are a smoked topaz.

I hope you are enjoying this skip coordinated by Barb.

I would also like to give you a link to Operation Write Home for you to check out. It is a non profit group that ships handmade blank greeting cards to our overseas troops to send home. Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home is always in need of quality cards and of course money donations to keep the boxes going out.

Here is a link for the next stop on the skip, Tess Harry

49 comments:

Jen said...

I like how you spritzed the background. it tones down the white nicely and gives your card some more interest!

Susan Marie said...

The spritzing is what catches my eye too. I like how it pulls the card colors together. I will add this technique to my list to try. Love the card Cora!

Paula S. said...

Terrific fall card Cora! I like the spritzing and bling you added but I particulary like how you add the texture to the image itself with the embossing folder. The extra dimension adds a lot of zing and it's a little different for me since I typically use embossing only on background pieces.

Penny L. said...

I am also taken by the spritzing! I bought a couple aqua misters from stampin' up and haven't had the courage or nerve to try them out yet (I'm guessing there's a learning curve in using that technique!). Thanks for the inspiration to maybe practice and try them out!

Carol J said...

Like the spritzing idea, you did a great job and I like the crystals, great card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous fall card. I love the extra pizzazz you added with those glaze dots on the background. I will have to give that a try myself some time. Thanks.

Nancy said...

What a great Autumn card! Using the spritz and embossing really gives it nice dimension. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Ann said...

Beautiful fall card, Cora. I LOVE the spritzing on the white! What a reat idea to tone down the starkness of it!

jfkthemom said...

The combination of spritzing and then embossing the white background makes such a huge difference on this card. Definitely gives it a nice fall feel. TFS

Rachel Guerrero said...

Cora, this is beautiful! Those leaves look like they were printed; you're incredible at coloring. THe Walnut ink and embossing are great accents too. This has an awesome rustic feel because of the extra TLC you gave it. Once again, I'm kicking myself for tossing my Walnut ink because I hadn't (yet) figured out what to do with it. Shame on me! It's going back on the list now, lol. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy S said...

Fall is around the corner and there are so many ways to color leaves using inks like you have or markers, or perfect pearls, magical micas, and sprays. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl L. said...

A very pretty card! I like the colors you used! I'll have to get out my Glaze pens again!

Velda said...

All those details is what makes the card special. The rounded corners add a lot to make the card feel special. I just found my glaze pens and will have to try them again.

Misty said...

Cora, this is stunning both visually & in texture!
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Amy said...

I haven't tried spritzing yet although I've had a few bottle for months now. lol When my browser opened I just said wow!when your card popped up. The colors, balance, scalloped edge and bling just go so well together. Great card!

Sybrina K said...

Hi Cora,

What a beautiful fall card! Your palette is so pretty. I, too, love the spritzing -- definitely something I need to try. TFS!!!

Christie Proctor said...

Beautiful card. I am new to spritzing but just bought some and wondered how to use it. I like the white cardstock but also feel at times it can be to bright. I like the idea of spritzing. I will have to try it today.

greggers said...

I love the fall colors! I like the added dimension the spritzing created. The gems give this card an added pizzaz!

Sheila James Ludwig said...

Thanks for reminding me about using spray to tame down white cardstock - not something I ever think about!

Susan said...

nice detail on the leaves. Stamping on stamping - nice work.

byAnnette said...

Great job on coloring the different sections of the leaves in several colors; it adds so much Pizzazz!
The speckled background is perfect

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

thanks for giving the link back to Operation Write Home

beautiful leaves - beautiful card - love the bling

thanks for being a part of the skip

Barb Housner

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely fall card with us and how you created it. Great ideas on the spritzing and coloring ... it truly has pizzaz!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like all the extra touches that give it pizazz like the glazed dots on the leaves.

sherry varga said...

I like your Copic coloring and then the extra glaze on the leaves. Nice choice of colors.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Cool card! THank you for the tip on toning down the white paper while keeping the Copics color pure. Very pizazzy!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I'm so happy you pulled out those Copics of yours Cora. You did a beautiful job on those leaves. They are quite awesome.

Donna Nuce said...

I love the spritzed background. I need to try that. Your coloring on the leaves is gorgeous. The line of baling at the top of the card helps to focus your eyes toward the leaves.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the colors and the glaze adds a great look!
DeniseB

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Cora - Beautiful Fall card. I like the spritzing and wonderful coloring on the leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon

Debra said...

The misting on white background was a brilliant idea. Also like the embossing and coloring on the leaves. Great job. Thanks

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Lovely card.

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Nice card Cora. Great explanation of the process of making it. Bet those Sworvski crystals when seen in person are knock your socks off pretty.

Lucy said...

Ooooohhh, oooooohhh, oooooooohhh -- my favorite colors! The spritzing really brought extra texture into your design. The little gold dots added even more. Lovely!

Linda said...

I have never spritzed before except with Smooches (not for OWH). I need to try it sometime SOON! Thanks for the share!!!

Nancy Keller said...

Oh wow, wow! I would love to try to CAS this one! I will need to brush up on my spiriting skills! You did it so beautifully! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!

Simplicity Stamping said...

I like the way you colored the leaves. The background is just enough to not take away from the leaves. I think it is elegant.

Debby said...

lovely card Cora !

~ Kathy said...

Oh, my where to begin? Love the coloring, the spray pattern spritz and the little bit of bling you added to the stems of the leaves. Rounding the corners also seems to make it stand out a bit from the standard card. Thanks for sharing!!!

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the leaves and the colors you used on them. I love all your bling and the spritzing.

Heather C said...

Awesome card! And I bet it is so much prettier in person too! With the Sakura pen detailing and the gems you added I bet it's absolutely gorgeous!

Rufus said...

Love the fall colors that you've used. Spritzing the image is such a great, yet simple technique. Pulls it all together and yet adds some dimension. Thanks for supporting OWH and all of our Heroes! (love the background on your blog!)
R/

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely autumn card. Love the scallops at the top with the gem stones. Really eye catching pizzaz!

coco said...

So many fabulous details in your gorgeous card-- thanks for yor pizzazz!

Dawn C. said...

Those leaves are so gorgeous and I love your detail to color! What a fabulous fall card. There are so many little things that add such big pizzazz to the card.

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Cora. Great idea to use the Glaze pen, I love those things for shimmer and shine without glitter!

mtscrapgal said...

Your coloring is terrific,Cora Jean. Great addition to the leaves with the sparkly pen. Thanks

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Your card is drop dead gorgeous! I'm another one whose eye was caught by the spritzing. The subtle embossing is the perfect touch.

Nancy M said...

I like the background, the scalloped edge, the gold--TFS!