Monday, June 9, 2008

Grandma's Garden

This is one of my favourite sets for making a quick and beautiful card. It works especially well with the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit. The blossom in this card has been stamped 4 different times and cut out to be popped up on dimensionals. I started with the bottom layer being Bravo Burgundy. Then next layer is Rose Red and then the top layers were Regal Rose.

I wanted to make this card really elegant without too much work, so I added the half pearls to the center and quickly created a hat pin that is anchored in in a dimensional. For some extra elegance I folded small pieces of thick satin ribbon and tucked them in the corners of the card. The card didn't allow much room for a tied knot, so this was an easy way to get some mileage with just a little ribbon!

I have embossed the blossom layers with clear embossing powder to add just a little glossiness - to dress it up. I figured that this card was kinda vintage looking with the patterns, colours and hatpin that sparkles were not the finishing touch that I was looking for (shocking, I

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Papertrey White, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, K&Co. Designer Paper
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Versa Mark
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals, Sponge, Clear Embossing Powder.


Sharon said...

This card is gorgeous! I love it! I may just have to buy this set now.

Kelley Holland said...

Only 1 comment? Holy smokes,...this is gorgeous!! I cannot het over how beautiful all your cards are, Kim!!!!

Deelite said...

Only 2 comments??? This is just amazing. I am off to case it, and passing the link to your blog to all my SCS friends. Just love what you did with the ribbon, and the hat pin. How creative you are. Congrats on the being selected for ODBD, you deserve it!