June 25, 2010

Finished a summery card

Hi, everyone!
 After the two parties of the visitors in these few days left my home for their each countries, I accessed the Hero Arts blog, -just about four hours ago-, I tried to make a card. I knew that it was really reckless attempt, becase only two hours were left till the limit to entry at that moment.
But I could finish it. So I sent it to Frickr to join the June challenge Round 2.
Wow..., five months has already passed since my last entry.

Here is the card, 'You are the best'.
 I used 8 pastels for the stamped image of the Scallop greenery, after stampd it with deep lagoon color oil-based ink.

And this photo is the one that I took pic with the pastels I used.

And, this is a closeup.
 The reason I used pastels was...this has the merit to get an interesting effect and also I can expect rapid coloring and finishing. For this reason, I sometimes do it.
 After I colored on the stamped image with these pastels broadly, spreaded them by finger to mix each pastels. After that, sprayed the mist of Perfect Pearls with water to fix the pastels and to add a bit shimmer effect on it. And one more ... , this way brings to add another effect mixed Pastel powders and Perfect Pearls on the surface.

 The part of the bottom half is...,
 Stamped the background stamp with white dye ink first, stamped it again with VersaMark Champane and embossed with clear powder.
This time, I chose the combination of champane color and clear embossing powder, because I also wanted to get 'a bit shimmer effect' for this part, the same as the center piece. ;)

Stamp used:
HA Scallop Greenery / H5365
HA Design Blocks Flourish / S5034
HA Clear Design Mix and Match Elements/ CL266

American Crafts CS, DCWV PP
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, VersaMark / Champane
Memories Dye Ink / White
Ranger Distress Stickles/ Rock Candy, Worn Lipsticks
Ranger Perfect Pearls / Pearl
Ranger Acrylic Dabber / Gold
Jacquard / Gum Arabic
Pastels, ribbon, QuicKutz nesting die, Spellbinders Nestabillities die

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a beautiful week and weekend!


  1. Stunning creation, Tomo. THIS is the reason that I miss your blog....and well, you :)

  2. So very pretty Tomo! Great to see your work again, lovely colors you've chosen!

  3. so beautiful!! very sophisticated and pretty! love it!

  4. Very pretty Tomo. Welcome back too!!!! Glad you made it in time for the challenge.

  5. So happy to see you back, Tomo!! Love your card!

  6. Hi Tomo love the Images and the color are adorable...I miss to see your creative card dear...hugs...

  7. Hi, Tomo! Very pretty card! I love the multiple flourishes on the bottom half of the background. Very creative! And the colors are so wonderful! :-)


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