21 June 2012

Hollyhock Notes

Today I'm sharing a card I made as part of a set, as a thank you gift for someone.  The basic design was borrowed from one in the January 2012 Stampendous catalog; my teammate Suzanne Czosek created a stunner of a card with the focal panel featuring this Hollyhock stamp and the Calligraphy Sampler stamped right on top of it.  I simplified it to create a somewhat CAS set (I made five cards).

I colored the flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Here is a breakdown of what I used:

Pinks: PP5 PP3, PP1
Greens: CG2, CG1 (for flower centers); DG4, DG2 (leaves)
Outline: GG2, GG1

Inside the cards, I stamped sentiments from several different sets - Friendly Phrases, Friendship Assortment, and Garden Beauty.  Don't forget, the Stampendous team wants YOU to play along with us!  Simply make a summer themed project of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, June 28 at 11:59 PM EST .  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Friendly Phrases Perfectly Clear stamp set.  As an even bigger incentive, if you use Stampendous products on your project, that entry will count twice, which increases your chances of winning!  Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Hollyhock, Calligraphy Sampler (Stampendous)
Card Stock:White (Neenah); Black (Recollections); Always Artichoke (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, London Fog (Memento); Antique Linen (Ranger)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
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Jingle said...

This is so beautiful!

Cibele Glazer said...

Taylor, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the colors and your coloring!!

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Kathy said...

Beautiful card Taylor!!! Love your coloring!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, your colouring is outstanding and the flowers seem to just pop! Just popping in to say hi and to say how excited I am to be a new Stampendous gal!

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Greta said...
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Greta said...

Love that hollyhock stamp & how you used it. Great set of cards!

Greta said...

Love that hollyhock stamp & how you used it. Great set of cards!

jordanbev5 said...

Great project! Wish I would've seen this a long time ago! Just finding this too late to enter! What fun! Look forward to seeing another chance this month for something to play along with!