Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Touch of Silk

I have not used Perfect Plum and Pale Plum card stock in a VERY long time. I was looking at the flowers in my "Pretties Kit" and was wondering what I could do with the very tiny ones. I sponged a little Pale Plum ink on it and let it dry. Now I had some Pale Plum little flowers. I was looking at a few of the stamp sets I still had sitting on my worktable because I was too lazy to put them away!!! And I saw the "Embrace Life" set. I thought I would just put the flowers over the small stamped flower images on one of the images. Then I thought I'd use the leaf one and add flowers to it. The flowers were too big so I folded them in half. It was still too big so I cut them in half and then folded that half in half. I glued them together with Tacky glue. My bottle of Tacky glue is SO old the glue is SO thick it holds instantly!!! It's got about 2 more weeks left to it and it will be solid!!! LOL

I stamped the leaf image and colored in the leaves with Sage Shadow. Then I glued the flower halves in the crooks of the leaves. I thought the vanilla background was too bright so I lightly sponged it and I also sponged the edges. I added a layer of Perfect Plum and used Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.

I used the butterfly from the "Priceless" set. I stamped two of them on vellum using Very Vanilla pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I cut them both out and glued the center of the top one on top of the other one.

The main background piece was done using Pale Plum and the "En Francais" stamp and Pale Plum ink. I sponged the edges there too.

Here's the measurements for this card:
the main card is an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Perfect Plum card stock folded in half
Very Vanilla cut 5-3/8" x 4-1/8"
Pale Plum cut 5-1/4" x 4"

The layer with the ribbon is:
Perfect Plum cut 3-3/4" x 2-1/2"
Pale Plum cut 3-5/8" x 2-3/8"

The stamped layer:
Perfect Plum cut 3-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Very Vanilla cut 3-3/4" x 2"

I like the layout of this card. I will be using it again. It works great for images of this size.

This card works well for an Easter Card, Birthday, Mother's Day, Thinking of You, Get well and even sympathy card.

This card was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thanks SO much for stopping by,


  1. You did a magnificiant job with this card Wanda! Like you said it could be used for so many diff occasions.Love the colors and the image is gorgeous!

  2. This is gorgeous Wanda!!!! I really hate when the Tacky glue becomes a dried up solid mass! : )

  3. I am in awe, this card is so beautiful I am at a loss for words. Great job Wanda!

  4. Wow - that is so beautiful - so soft and gentle. I love it. I am going to have to take those colors out again, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Wanda, this is just lovely! The 3-dimensional butterfly is perfect as an accent to the card. Love it!

  6. Another great idea, Wanda!!! I love how the folder silk flowers ad that special touch to your card!

  7. Such a beautiful card. I love the colors and the layout. Great job!

  8. So, so pretty Wanda!

  9. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Positively gorgeous and ingenious. You NEVER disappoint, Wanda!!

    - Cyndi

  10. Wanda, This is so elegant. I really like how it turned out. You can make me one any time. LOL!

  11. What a cool way to use those flowers! Love the butterflies too!