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4/20/12

what to do with those smudges

with sympathy

Hello Friends, How was your week? It's amazing to think Friday is here already but, don't get me wrong I am happy the weekend is here. Today on the Lily Pad blog Virginia has posted an inspirational photo to get your mojo going & the DT has created beautiful cards to help with that mojo  too. Letraset is sponsoring Lily Pad for this challenge. The DT was lucky to get to test Letraset's alcohol markers with a brush tip. I love the vibrant colors and I love flowers so this card is what I ended up with using the photo as a jump start. This transparent set of flowers is from Penny Black, the critters are from Purple Onion and this sentiment sticker is from SRM stickers. (all supplies listed below this post.)
with sympathy
By the way have you "re-inked" your stamp pad lately, I just got this and it made such a difference so I thought I would share in case you haven't re-inked recently. The hand stitching was easy with this foam pad becasuse its so easy to pierce the card stock before I sew. After I masked my flowers with this, stamped, masked and stamped again I colored my new stamped background. I decided to use an oval Spellbinder to give me some dimension and more interest. After cutting an oval in the center...I cut the some of the flowers out of the center to use on top of the white background. White dots were added to the flowers centers. Let me know if you have any questions & if you like you can refer to this video. I like to call this technique "palette blending" that I used to color the flowers. 
Now are you wondering about the title of this post? "What to do with those smudges?"
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It's been awhile since I have gotten a smudge this bad but, I was determined to use "Poppy"
When  in doubt...cut it out. Literally!! I sliced her down the middle and added her to my card peeping out to cheer someone up. Here is another card with a shared smudge (tips are all the way at the bottom.) Any plans for the weekend?? I hope it's a good one. Thanks for poppin in :) Hugs, Kathy
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16 comments:

Merry said...

What a stunning card...so love the colours and great idea with Poppy.

Dawn said...

awesome save of Poppy. I've seen the Letraset markers in English Mags before. They produce wonderful colours. Great card.

Simone Naoum said...

Such a pretty card Kathy! Love those pretty pop up flowers :)

paula said...

Kathy your card is stunning. I love that you managed to save Poppy xoxoxo

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so clever, Kath! Love that peekin' Poppy! Great save! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way you covered the smudge up - some of my rather interesting designs are a result of a smudge or slight misalignment but I'd not thought of this at all. Absolutely love the flowery base card.
Paula (PEP)
Have a lovely weekend.

Kelly said...

such a vibrant card! I had a smudge yesterday and covered it with a sentiment banner. Love Poppy peeking out the side. That is ADORABLE!

Renee said...

BEAUTIFUL card Kathy, love how you cut her out to peek out of the side - brilliant! My plans for this weekend are (work) unfortunately, but best of all - my little one is coming home today from an extended trip to her Grandma's! I will be soaking up as much time with her as possible! Hope your weekend is relaxing :)

Barb said...

Such a delightful card, Kathy! Wonderful save on using Poppy! Love the rich, vibrant colors too!

Vicky said...

Stunning card! Great idea to use the bunny on the edge!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love this card and the colors are sooo bright! Beautiful!
Lisa

Isha said...

Superb card Kathy and great tip as always. TFS

Holly Saveur said...

So sweet I love this image..great problem solving too!

romneya said...

great cards, I love the demension. I hope I win.
Audrey

Deirdre said...

Toooo cute, great idea.

Victoria said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Thanks for the smudgie tips.

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