Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stampin Up's Blooming with Happiness.......

Well, I don't really know if they are blooming with happiness at Stampin Up, but that is the name of the retired stamp set that I used to make a bridal shower card with. My cousin's daughter is getting married over the summer, so I first had to have a shower card ready. Her colors on her Wedding invitation were Dark Purple, Ivory, and Gold!!! Yay, anytime there is purple involved I am a happy crafter! So, here is what I created:

I stamped the image onto my versamark pad, then onto the new SU color called Concord Crush, then heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder. So, if the image looks a little blurry, sorry. I tried several angles with my camera, this was the best photo I could catch. Anyhoo, I ran a piece of Concord Crush card stock through my cuttlebug with my Petals a Plenty embossing folder, then matted it onto a piece of metallic gold card stock. Next I painted the raised dots on the pattern with some Gold Smooch metallic Shimmer paint. Next I added a little bit of organdy ribbon and a tiny flower to the piece with the stamped image and a gold sticky pearl to the center of the flower. The base of the card (SU Very Vanilla) was sprayed with a combination of Gold and Fully Purple Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.

Here below is a close-up to show off some of the shimmer:

Now that I have your attention, I would like to introduce the newest member of our family.....

Chibbles, the Guinea Pig!

Isn't he adorable? He is so sweet too! He is a slightly early birthday present for our daughter Amanda, who turns 12 in two weeks. I am in love with this little guy, he is so soft and sits so still when you hold and pet him.

Well, as always until next time......... Blessings, Lisa


Kerry said...

Lisa, what a gorgeous card, I love how to added the gold on the embossed background, NICE!!!! And hello to Amanda's new friend, soooooo cute!

Cat said...

What a stunning card, Lisa! Such pretty details! Congrats on your new addition! He is a real sweetie!