Friday, July 17, 2015

Posies and Pearls

The idea for this card developed from the color challenge at The Paper Players #253.

On a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, I stamped white flower bases in two sizes. Once dry, I drew the circles with a Mint Macaron marker and highlighted the edges with a white gel pen. The leaves were cut freehand from the same cardstock and drawn with the same marker. The flowers were backed with craft foam.

The banner edges were run across the Sahara Sand ink pad. The Smoky Slate banner was stamped with a sentiment using white craft ink. The banners were adhered to one another and backed with craft foam.

On a panel of Sahara Sand, white lines were drawn with a ruler and a gel pen. The panel was cut at an angle. A piece of Mint Macaron DSP was also cut at a coordinating angle and the two panels were adhered to the Mint Macaron cardstock. Coordinating ribbon lace was festooned across the seam. This was all adhered to the white card base.

The flowers, leaves and banners were adhered and pearls added. The craft foam on the banners and flowers pops them up to add depth to the card. The inside was decorated with flowers stamped in Mint Macaroon.

Drop by The Paper Players to join in  the challenge!

Techniques: Stamping, freehand cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers
Inks: White Craft, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron
Markers: Mint Macaron, Uniball Signo Gel Pen (white)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate
DSP: In Color DSP Pack (Mint Macaron)
Misc.: Mint Macaron Ribbon Lace, pearls


  1. Looks like you might have gone in your sewing supplies, I luv that ribbon completes the card and has a vintage look. Very nice.

    1. I did not raid my sewing stash although I do that frequently! The ribbon lace is a Stampin' Up! product. It coordinates with the five new colors for 2015.

  2. Very pretty.... interesting techniques and use of SU products, very clever! I just LOVE that DSP and your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  3. Another beautiful card Melanie! The lace trim looks fantastic and your flowers turned out perfectly! :)