Friday, March 30, 2012

Apothecary Art

When the Occasions Mini Catalog came out, I tried to be frugal.  I really DIDN'T need every stamp set in the book, did I?  I was really good with my first order.  I just ordered a couple of sets and some of the fun accessories.  But as we head into the final month of the Occasions Mini catalog, it's amazing to me how many additional sets have found their way to my stamp room.  Apothecary Art was one of those sets.  I received it free for participating in a focus group, so at least I can honestly say I didn't pay for it. :)

We made this card at my clubs last month.  Frequent visitors to my blog will recognize it as a rework of this card made with Bordering on Romance.

Colors: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and Riding Hood Red.  Stamps: Apothecary Art and Bordering on Romance.  Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Blender Pens, Crystal Effects.
My club members had seen the Bordering on Romance card and asked to make it.  But I really wanted to show them how well the Label Collection Framelits coordinated with this beautiful stamp set.  And I wanted them to get the chance to use blender pens too.  That's how we achieved that soft water-color look on the flowers.  As a finishing touch, we added Crystal Effects over the flowers to make them stand out a little more.  We also added that border of pleated ribbon right to the fancy edge cut with the edgelit.

Remember that the Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30.:)  I'm fairly certain the Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon will not be carrying over since that color is retiring.  I've already been through one bolt of it and I'm on my second.  I love that stuff.   We won't know what other products will carry over to the big catalog for sure so if there is something you want to purchase, you have about a month to do it.  Don't put it off too long.


Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the coloring and how you used the ribbon!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very pretty! Seems my horde of Mini catalog items grew beyond my plans as well...must be a virus of some kind? stamperitis cantcontrolis? hehe

Cindy said...

Haha, Adriana, I have it too, so it must be contagious! Love this card, Paula. I hope they do continue the other pleated ribbons!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh, gosh! I have that "stamperitis cantcontrolis" disease, too! I sure hope some of this stuff makes it to the next catalog or I'm in BIG trouble! Beautiful card, Paula! I just love this stamp set.