Monday, August 9, 2010

A card by Michelle and I

A new stamping friend Michelle was here in the studio Saturday morning, and together, we made this gorgeous card. She asked me... What's watercolor paper??? and this is what happened! :)

I started with stazon black ink, and my new BFF, the Growing Green stamp set. That's the pretty flower in the middle. We used a marker, and watercolored the center with cherry cobbler. Next, I grabbed a black marker and the sentient from another wonderful set, Cottage Garden! Oh it's so pretty! So we matted it.. in my excitement, I cut the layer a little too wide, then decided to keep it! I like it! We embossed the front with the elegant Bouquet Embossing folder.

Next ~ I asked her what color SHE thought would go with what we'd already done, and she picked the blushing bride color.. I think they are stellar together! We made a quick bow, and used snail adhesive to stick that over the layers and assembled the card!

Oh and let's not forget the finishing touches. We used the tip of a pair of snips to add the teeny self adhesive flat pearls that are now available through stampin up. They are called "jewels" and are only $4.95 for a package of 150 self adhesive pearls or rhinestones, plus you get 3 "strips" in addition to the 150. I imagine that I'll be using these alot because they are easy to use and cost effective! :) ((love that!))

119246 Jewels ~ Basic Rhinestone
119247 Jewels ~ Basic Pearls

in case you need the item numbers.. If you'd like to place a stampin up order through me, click here then click shop now. Have a great week!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Patti said...

Wowzers Selene!Gorgeous... absolute perfection!

Stamping in Bedford said...

What fun. I love creating with someone new. Beautiful card.

Steph said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love those colors together and the little pearls are the perfect touch.

Anonymous said...

Hey Selene,
It was alot of fun making this card with you. I would love to just get into your brain and get a peek of your creativity.... hopefully it will rub off on me (no pun intended). Hope your weekend is going well. Looking forward to the 24th....