Saturday, October 18, 2008

Birthday wishes

I had a couple of birthdays I needed to make cards for this week. Since these cards were for ladies, I decided to go for the super girly look. Remember how I said I liked to think of three different ways I could use a stamp before I bought it? Well, here is another way to use this great flower from the Bella Blossoms set. I stamped the flower onto Pirouette pink cardstock using white craft ink. I let it dry for a minute or so and then gently rubbed pastels over it to give it the soft, colored look. The white also gives it a sort of 'under-shimmer' if you know what I mean. I added a white scalloped edge, greeting and some riding hood red taffetta ribbon. Then, as a finishing touch, I added some dazzling diamonds to the center of the flower. I layered the card onto a piece of ruby red cardstock. It looks great with the pirouette pink, belive it or not! This is the way we used to do the "poppin pastel" technique back before we had the Versamark pad. I like it because it does look a bit different and has more depth than the Vmark way.

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