Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Having Some Fun

I was a lucky mommy today. My daughter decided to take a cat nap at 5PM and I had a few minutes to play.

So I took Mary Jo's GORGEOUS sketch from her blog, technostamper.

I was so bummed out when I saw that the color of this paper changed from purple to poppy, and now that I'm playing with this new designer paper in person, I'm in love all over again.

So First, Here's a Supply list of what I used.

Stamps: Cottage Garden Wood/Clear 117068/120003
Ink: 102283 Versamark, 119782 Poppy Parade Classic Ink
Paper: 119831 Sunny Garden Designer Paper, Crumb Cake Card stock, Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: 119247 Jewels, Basic Pearls, 103579 Paper Snips

I cut a piece of whisper white 2" x 4 1/4" and stamped the sentiment on it. I stamped some random flourish lines (that also came in the set). I cut a 2 x 1 1/2" piece of designer paper and added it to the end of the strip rounding the corners of my top left and bottom right only with my 3/16" corner rounder.

Next, I took the crumb cake base (11 x 4 1/4, and scored and folded in half at 5.5 inches) and used versamark with the flower image from the same set. I embossed the flowers on the background with clear embossing powder.

I went back to the designer paper and cut out 5 flowers and popped them up using dimensionals. I ran a piece of the poppy colored ribbon across my card stock, then attached the focal point to the base using dimensionals.

I finished it all with the self adhesive mini pearls that are in the new catalog. These are by FAR my favorite new toy from the new book. For $5, you get 150 SELF ADHESIVE halfback pearls plus three strips... They are so fun to work with. I've found that picking them up with the end of your snips (scissors) are the easiest way to use them

I hope that you're all having a wonderful week and that you have time to stamp 4 fun today!

Rubbah Hugs,
Selene Kempton

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Kimmie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Selene!!! LOVE it!!!! <3

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the embossing on the background! Nice layout!

Rose said...

I just love those pearls, our card is so dainty and the sentiment is awesome, great card.

MJ said...

Your cut out flowers and tiny pearls are perfect touches. I love the whole card, and I love the colors in this paper. What a beautiful card, thanks so much for playing along.

Nance said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Love your use of the sketch here (isn't it versatile?!) but what really stands out are the colors, the background and those dainty pearls...LOVE it! And those two little flowers off the top is the perfect touch. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Cheers!