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Archive for October 1st, 2007

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Today we finally get to see scarlet that is really scarlet!  When I began this card it was for a color challenge on SCS to use the new SU Grey paper.  Originally I thought that this would be a somber card, but then as I was going thru my papers and came across the Scarlett’s Letter by Basic Grey I knew where I was going.  The paper was the actual starting point of the series I have been doing on Scarlett’s Letters papers.  This card is square measuring 5 1/2″ X 5 1/2″.

I added a layer of a new metallic paper, Hades, SU Real Red,and the Scarlett’s Letter paper.  Then I began to work on the stamped image.  On white paper I stamped Blush, a Penny Black image.  I colored the image by directly coloring on the rubber with my SU markers, blending Real Red and Ruby Red, the center is Basic Black and the stem is Certainly Celery.  To repeat some of the shapes from the Scarlett’s Letter paper I used several SU stamps to stamp circles, highlighting the Creamy Carmel, Black, Grey, and Red to enforce them.  Following my layering of colors , I assembled this portion.  The sentiment is done with a SU stamp and a repeat in the layers.

So we have Scarlet and it is really Scarlett!  Yes, I think that Miss Scarlett would even approve. As my hubby said, “Frankly, Scarlett I give a darn about this card!”.

Hope you enjoyed the visit to the Atelier and the series of cards.  You can bet that I am busy working on some new cards that Flourishes,llc will release on Wed, the 3rd of Oct. Come take a peek!

Ciao for now.

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