Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sweet Princess Alexa!

I finished my card, and I've named it Sweet Princess Alexa. What an adorable stamp. Princess Alexa was stamped on SU! Whisper White cardstock with Palette Noir ink. I used Prismacolors and Gamsol to color her in (Prismacolors are my second favorite coloring medium after H20s). I stamped the sentiment on WW paper with Noir ink, too. I took a piece of Stardreams Metallic Opal paper and painted it with Dreamsicle H20s. Then I took acrylic varnish and added Micro Pearl Pearl Ex, stirred it, painted it over the dry twinkled paper. When it all dried, I put it through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Pretty and shimmery! Most importantly, a very easy way to make a really powerful statement with paper!

I stamped the butterflies from Alexa's set with chalk ink on WW, used one of the Colorbox Cat's Eye Queues, can't remember which color (seriously, you'd think I'd remember something so simple!), but they're reds and oranges, I used the middle color orange. Then I embossed with clear embossing powder. When the embossing powder cooled, I painted the butterfly with H20s, Sunburst (a beautiful bright yellow) and Moss Green, cut them out and used dimensional snot dots to put them on the ribbon.

I have no clue what the name of the green cardstock is. It's SU!, but it's from a color family I've not used before. I think the base is Apricot Appeal, but I could be dead wrong.

See why it took so long to dry? I had several steps where I had to let things dry, and unlike some stampers seem to be, I am very patient when it comes to making cards. I'm not patient with much else, but with making cards, I let things really dry. I used some little sticky crystals in a light orange to make a crown for Princess Alexa. She certainly deserves a gorgeous crown. Missy B designs. Awesome stamps and for a great little girl! And check out her orange skirt set with green stockings. So very 80s retro. That could have been me when I was 12 or 13. Total valley girl, totally.


Kirsten said...

I don't know what it is about your writing, but I find it very enjoyable to read! And I think that you did use Apricot Appeal, and the green looks like Green Galore. Just in case you were really looking for answers! (smile)

Markie's Mom said...

This card is really cute! Love your color choices!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute! Love your design and special touches!

chelemom said...

I'm so glad you posted info about those Twinkling H2o's! I may have to pull them out again! I hope you have more cards using these!

~* Tracy *~ said...

Hello again :)
Have to agree with Kirsten and say that your writing has a wonderful engaging style.
Love your pretty princess card :)