January 28, 2012

Barbles Challenge #2 - Second Card


Today i have another card for Barb's Second Barbles Challenge. Barb has some great photos for inspiration and some really great prizes! Check it out here, you have until 1/31 to participate!

Today's card is inspired by this pic:

I really like the little sparkle the petal has, so pretty. I have a big Lily stamp that i hadn;t used yet, so i figured now would be a great time to break it out!

I stamped the Lily in white ink on white paper, then embossed it with clear kaleidoscope powder. When i started my intention was to also tie it into PTI Make it Monday but after coloring it, i didn't want to die cut a shape out of the middle.

To color it i used a clear block and added a few drops of PTI's Autumn Rose ink and spritz it a couple times with pearlized water (this gives it a nice sparkle similar to the yellow Lily). Then i added water as need. This is the 1st time i have used PTI's ink to color an image, it was similar to using watercolors, and i will definitely be trying this again with other PIT's inks! When i was done i used a baby wipe to clean up the embossed areas. Next i cut out the Lily.

I struggled a little with what to do with it after i cut it out. At first i had a pattern paper picked out but after taking a break and coming back, i changed my mind. Instead i stamped a script across most of a card and for the bottom part i used the ink pad and directly applied it to the cardstock. Where the 2 meet i used some tissue tape the pleat some ripples across the card.

I added the Lily to the card front with pop up dots and added 3 dark pink embellishments to the Lily's center. Then i hand cut a stem from green cardstock and distress it with ink and added it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Stampendous: Jumbo Tiger Lily. Glitz Design: Background Text
Embossing powder: Joann's
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Autumn Rose. Ranger Distress: Frayed Burlap
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz


  1. omg Dana...i'm in awe of this card! it is beyond gorgeous perfection!!! the image, the painting, the script and the ruffled tissue tape are all genius!!! thanks so much for linking up this beauty...it's flawless!!!

  2. Absolutely stunning, Dana! I love what you've done with the washi tape. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop!

  3. The ruffled tape is genius, and I love the watercoloured look of the lily - beautiful!

  4. FABULOUS!!! Love the card design - and the pleated tissue tape!