Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Sherry Cheever: Daisy Bouquets

Although Inky is known for our whimsical, cute stamps, we also offer more realistic, elegant-looking designs. An example of this is 11096MC Daisy Bouquets Clear Set, drawn by artist Vicki Schreiner:

For today's project, Sherry Cheever used the Pitcher Bouquet Oval image to create this beautiful card:

One of the tricks to good stamping is knowing how much to embellish. This reminds of me a movie reference that a friend recently mentioned: In "Sleepless in Seattle," Annie and Walter registered for 10 dinner plates. Why? Because 12 is too many and 8 is too few.

When it comes to cards, I'm not sure there's an exact number you can rely on every time...but I'm pretty sure that Sherry got it right with this one! I love the pretty coloring, dry-embossed base, multiple layers with carefully inked edges, and Sherry's trademark seam binding bow.

Of course, she didn't forget to decorate the inside, either:

Spellbinders™: S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM, S4-113 Classic Scalloped Ovals SM, S4-314 Lacey Ovals, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three, EL-002 Regal M-Bossabilities, Grand Calibur®

Inks: Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Barn Door and Worn Lipstick; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Ranger Archival Jet Black

Papers: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and Black

Other: Ranger Mister, Craft Sheet, Glossy Accents, Stamp Pad Foam, Heat it™ Tool; Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares; Sewing Machine; Scor-Buddy

Pitcher Bouquet Oval stamp (2872K in wood mounted version) was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copic Markers. The edges of all the paper were sponged with Antique Linen. Each layer was popped up with foam squares.

Background paper was embossed with Spellbinders new M-Bossabilities, Regal. The black border was die cut/embossed with Grand Labels Twenty-Three, scored at 1-1/2” inch and folded over the front.


Sue D said...

Beautiful card with just the right embellishments!

stamping sue said...

Lovely card with all the right embellishments.
stamping sue