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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The variations in colour are marvellous, Chris! Great sponging too! All topped of with the hatpin – who could ask for more?