Sep 06 2012
I realized something about myself today. I am a pearl strip hoarder. I have a small tray where I keep all of my Pearl Basics Jewel sheets and there are lots of sheets where I have used all of the pearls except the long strips. I keep telling myself that I am saving them although I am not sure for what. After all not every card deserves to have so many pearls. But I can’t remember a time that I have ever used more that a couple of them. Today is the day – this card deserves pearls and lots of them.
If you received my newsletter yesterday, I explained in the video how to make smaller rosettes using the Jumbo Sticky Rounds. And if you didn’t receive the newsletter, sign up today, you don’t want to miss the next one. As promised in the video, today’s card shows a finished sample of the smaller rosettes.
After 10 years of Stampin’ Up! stamping, this is still one of my favourite colour combinations- Rose Red, Regal Rose and Old Olive. Sometimes I even add Pretty in Pink or Certainly Celery if I need another layer.
I stamped the two stems from the Field Flowers stamp set in Old Olive ink and then added the rosettes topped off with a larger pearl. I stamped the greeting, also from Field Flowers, and punched with the extra-large oval. Lastly, I added a length of small pearls on either side of the greeting aligning with the edge of the Old Olive card stock and leaving a bit of a gap by the greeting.
It actually took me longer to find my Rose Red Seam Binding than to make this card. And those of you who have seen my stamp room will have no doubt believing that. And where was the seam binding? On my stamp table right where it should be.
Instead of making one large rosette, I cut the Jumbo Sticky Round into smaller circles and made two rosettes for this card.
Inks: Old Olive (126953)
Paper: Rose Red (102544), Regal Rose (105130), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Punches: Extra-Large Oval (119859)
Field Flowers Stamp Set, set of 7,
I love this stamp set for the two intertwined stems. You can stamp with the matching flowers or use it with ribbon and paper flowers. The possibilties are endless.
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