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Jul 7, 2008

Fabrianos are a Dream

I've been working on items for my Gina K Secret Stamper recipients..... and feeling badly that I haven't been sharing the love over here!  I've just got to wait till my swappers receive my cards, then I'll post them over here.

However, last night, while cleaning up, I ran across these Fabriano notecards which I had picked up at Starlit Studio.  I thought they'd be just perfect for a little card set with Botanical Dreams.  This beautiful set was created by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs. 

These cards were each stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate ink and set aside to dry. Alternately, you can hit them with a heat gun to set the ink, then watercolor.  If the ink isn't perfectly dried however, the watercoloring will smear that ink.  Once dry, I used my lid inks to color with a waterbrush.  

I chose to embellish each of these cards a bit differently.  

For example, the orchid card has a length of wide grosgrain ribbon across the top.  The salvia card has a knot of hemp twine around the bunch - I actually added a touch of copic marker to each flower petal after the ink had dried for a deeper splash of color.  

The aster has a center made of microbeads (which I painted with a bit of reinker as well) and a touch of glitter.  

I've got to finish up one more thing for my secret swappers and then hit the post office tomorrow! Can't wait to see what's coming back my way!

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Jana Weaver said...

What a beautiful set of cards Jo!! Love all 3 of them. And aren't those Fabriano's just the best?!?

Marie said...

These are really lovely! I would love to get my hands on some Fabriano's. Your cards are perfect.

Angie Tieman said...

These are gorgeous!! I love their beautiful simplicity!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous on layer cards!! Love it!!

Jessica said...

Ahhh... you've perfected art of the ever elusive (at least for me anyway!)one-layer cards!! These are GORGEOUS!!

Amazing as always, Joanne!

MeandLilG said...

Hi there. I'm often a vistor to your blog but I don't normally comment, so I hope you don't mind, but I just wanted to say that these cards are fantastic. xx

Melanie said...

Gorgeous cards!!

I got mine today!!!! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I'm going to save them for AUGUST!!) ;)


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