"Get Your Lace in Place" is the theme of this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge. Not only does this week's inspiration card feature lace...in Blushing Bride, I might add...but it also includes a peek at the new Easter Blossom stamp set and Rosette embellishments from the Occasions Mini catalog. With cameos being predicted as one of the new design trends, I could not resist the urge to experiment with this card. Take a break from holiday cards, and enjoy this breath of spring!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Dye it---try it! Victoria Crochet Trim is lovely in vanilla, but sometimes a snippet of lace in a different color is what your design desires! Just ink up the Brayer with your chosen color and apply it directly to the lace. That's how I achieved the Blushing Bride lace on today's card. It's so easy...I wonder why I didn't try it before!
- Rosettes! The Occasions Mini features adorable ribbon flowers in three different size. Although the Mini suggests that you die them any color you wish with Classic Stampin' Ink, I just colored them with Blushing Bride and Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Markers...with less mess! Aren't they gorgeous with their Basic Pearl centers!
- Don't "Leaf it" alone! Certainly Celery leaves were quickly punched using the Two-Step Bird Punch and distressed with Soft Suede. A Stylus was used to add a midrib. For a touch of shine, they were "smooched" with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
- Create a cameo! The Silhouette image from Easter Blossoms was inked with Early Espresso and stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. It was snipped out and popped up on a textured oval created with the Big Shot and the Ovals Originals Die. The large oval is the perfect size! Hint: Before inking up my stamp, I roughed it up using a Sanding Block so that the ink would adhere better!
- Get real! For a more realistic look, the Dogwood image was colored using three different shades of pink Stampin' Write Markers: Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette.
- Back to the the Basics! Basic Pearls adorn the centers of select blossoms, and fill the basket!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the new Easter Blossoms set. Think of the possibilities with this image! Imagine filling the basket with bitty flowers instead of eggs for a spring birthday card. How pretty would that be! And what about those Rosettes!
Blog Candy Winner
The winner of yesterday's Bling Blog Candy, as randomly selected, is:
Holly AKA KopyKat said...
Love these beautiful rosettes and the colors. Can't wait to see the rest of the card! Second, I cannot beleave someone did not claim their prize last week, but that means more for this week! And it's a wonderful blog candy of card candy!
Congratulations, Holly! Just email your address to me within 48 hours, and I will send out your bling pronto!
So...what did you think of the Rosettes and this new stamp set? Just leave me a comment to let me know. Your comments are very important to me. And remember, if you ever have a questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! Tomorrow: My February Faves! Until next time...
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Stamp Set: Easter Blossoms (W 121905; C 122057...Occasions Mini, available January 4th); Inks: Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), Blushing Bride (119786); Stampin' Write Markers: Blushing Bride (119801---Set of 5 In-Colors), Pretty in Pink (100045), Pink Pirouette (120969), Bashful Blue (105111); Card Stock: Chocolate Chip (102128), Blushing Bride (119796), Very Vanilla (101650); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing Folder (119976), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Ovals Originals Die (114525), Two Step Bird Punch (117191), Stylus (100663); Glitz and Glam: Rosettes (118774...Occasions Mini, available January 4th), Basic Pearls (119247), Victoria Crochet 5/8" Trim (118481)