Thursday, June 27, 2013

Samantha Walker Blog Hop!

Good morning! What an exciting day today is! The JustRite gals have teamed up with the gals from the Samantha Walker Design Team to highlight Samantha's gorgeous stamps! For my card today, I used Samantha's Pattern Basics set.  I stamped the diamond pattern twice using Versamark ink and embossed it in white on kraft card stock. I used my Tim Holtz Distress markers to color each diamond in.  A trick when coloring each diamond is to outline the left side of the diamond, then take your water brush and "drag" the color into the center. This gives areas of dark and light to add depth to the card. I cut out the diamond shape  and adhered it to another panel of kraft card stock.  The edges were inked in a bit of white. 
Pearls were added to dress it up a bit.  I also colored a Recollections wooden flower with the markers, hand cut 3 leaves, and added that to the sentiment.  Speaking of the sentiment, the thank you is from Samantha's French Frills set.  It was also embossed in white and cut into a strip to add to the the front of the card. 
The inspiration continues with both design teams!  Be sure to hop on over to these talented girls' blogs!

Daniela Dobson

This card also works for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger!  It incorporates the orange, yellow, and green colors, although a toned down version of it. ;)



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30 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

Stunning. I love the watercolor with distress markers.

Robin Parker said...

That Patterened Basic is so cool. Love the distressed look to your colors. So plain but gorgeous!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele,I love the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Michele, you have blown me away with your card. Your inking technique is awesome. I am definitely trying it!

Thank you for the inspiration!

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Love your card. Thanks for the tip on coloring. It really gives the diamonds a lot of depth.

McStamper said...

What a great card. Love the coloring.

RachelV said...

I love this card. So very pretty. Love the diamonds!

Jane Stirling said...

What a visually stunning card, and such a fun technique! Thanks for the inspiration... xx

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, love what you did with the Tim Holtz distressed markers! I have never heard of them before believe it or not! Wonderful card! :)
Hugs,
Sandy.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a really cool card - love that look!

Pam said...

Very cool! Love the pearls!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the white embossing and your tips on coloring.

Shona said...

Wow, the way you used the watercolours to create depth is fantastic. This card is AWESOME!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the pattern and the warm colors!

Alshandra said...

Awesome card. I love the distress products and love they way you've used them here :-) Thanks for sharing.

Del Marie Riley said...

This is so nice. I like the embossing and coloring.

Stephanie said...

This is stunning. Love the colors.

Tracy said...

Wow this looks fantastic. I definitely love the white embossing and the way you've coloured it is so effective. Very clever.
Tracy xx

Gita said...

Gorgeous card. Love the diamonds and how you highlighted them. Great tip!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Love this!!! The idea is just brilliant and I love how you accented it with the white pen. It really make the design pop.

Iris said...

Lovely card - great inking.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this card. Great design.

Marge said...

STUNNING and CLEVER!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is so stunning and creative! I love it!

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love the variations in the diamond colors and the softness of them.

artful-notions said...

I think you could sell any craft making product. Stunning design, fab execution. So thankful for gals like you that keep this skill informative. Thank you!

Petti said...

very beautiful card!

Lucille K said...

Beautiful card, love what you have done here :)

Tasnim said...

SO Beautiful!!

Cath said...

Hey Michele! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)