Trying out new things :)

It’s been a rainy day in Canberra so far today (although now that I have said that, the sun has come out!) which makes it a really good day for sitting down and doing a little bit of experimenting with new things 🙂  I haven’t used much out of the pretties kit yet, and thought I would like to make a card or two today using some of the gorgeous beads and flowers.  For those of you who didn’t know, prior to becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I ran a business making beaded jewellery, and still enjoy that in my spare (??????) time!  So combining the two things, papercraft and beading, is something I would like to try more of, and this is as good a way as any to start.

This card didn’t turn out anything like what I had planned 🙂 but is lovely and old fashioned and I really enjoyed making it.  The flowers on the pale plum card are stamped in silver ink, and then embossed straight onto the silver ink with clear embossing powder.  I didn’t use any versamark ink on them.  Like I said, today I am trying some things out! 🙂  I like the way the colours in the flowers are slightly varied, and I have taken a close up of them so hopefully you can see what I mean. 

Stamp Sets: Carte Postal, Three Thoughts

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla

Inks: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Encore Silver

Accessories: Markers, Pretties Kit (Hat Pin and Beads), Sponge, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.

                                                                            Artwork by Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2008 Stampin’ Up!

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