Monday, April 25, 2011

Clematis 'Bourbon' Perfected!

Over the past few days I've worked on the 'Bourbon' every little chance that I got.  No, I wasn't drinking bourbon.  I created another clematis!  It all started after I wrote the last post.  I wanted to make one using Rich Razzleberry to sponge the petals.  One thing lead to another and I created a wooden fence background for the clematis to climb.  Here it is:



First, I rounded the corners of the fence planks, then sponged them with Soft Suede ink.  After I punched the Melon Mambo flower petals, I sponged those with Rich Razzleberry ink, punched a 1/16" hole and put them all together on a brad.  I purposely arranged the petals in a random design.  That's how they're found in nature, right?  For the stems I cut a Pear Pizzazz piece of card stock about 1/8" wide and used a stylus to make a vein down the center.  Then I folded the strip in half and rolled it around the stylus to soften the fibers and sponged them with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I wove the vine around the fence pieces to make it look like it was really climbing the fence.  I rubbed the Melon Mambo and Regal Rose clematis buds across Very Vanilla craft ink and let them dry overnight.  Then I sponged the tips with Rich Razzleberry ink.  The leaves were folded in half and sponged with Pear Pizzazz ink.

Stamps: none
Paper: Woodland Walk designer series paper, Paisley Petals designer series paper, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla craft ink
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, corner rounder punch, 1/16" circle punch, brad, sponges, dimensionals

Several years ago I bought my mom a book about clematis.  She has about six different varieties growing in her garden and loves all of them.  This card is for her : )

Happy Stamping!

Susan

5 comments:

María said...

What a great Job, Lovely color and The fence is amazing Beautiful. TFS :)

Sandy Ang said...

Such a sweet card. hope you'll drop by for my blog giveaway

paperpotter said...

Oh yea! This is the one! Perfected :D

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Susan,
I wanted to thank you for your comment and I"m so glad I checked out your blog! This card is amazing and so rich with beautiful details. I can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work.
Hugs~
Cindy

bensarmom said...

Susan what a fun post today and a gorgeous card! Wowzers you've created a scene that is beautiful and peaceful.