Friday, July 26, 2013

Convention Swaps: Flower Shop

I have been saving this card for a long time and I can finally show it to you today.  We made this card at my customer appreciation event over a month ago, but since I was also making it for a convention swap, I didn't want to show it too soon.  Today is the day:

Colors: Primrose Petal, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Flower Shop and Really Good Greetings.  Big Shot: Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Deco Label Punch.  Punch: Pansy Punch. Accessories: Pearl Jewels
First of all, the Flower Shop stamp set and the Pansy Punch are available in a discounted bundle.  Woo hoo!!  If you already have it, then you know it can be a little tricky to line up those petals in the punch.  I would highly recommend stamping one first and figuring out which way it goes in the punch before you start stamping a whole bunch of them, only to realize that you actually have to cut them out before you can punch them.  Once you figure out which way the image goes in the punch, you will love how they coordinate perfectly.

Second, I haven't been using last year's In Colors very often.  I loved the ones that just retired (and we kept most of them) and I love the new ones so these have kind of been forgotten.  But Primrose Petal on Vanilla kind of reminded me of Cherry Blossoms with this stamp. To make everything pop on this card, I sponge inked everything.  I know a lot of people find that tedious, but I just love how it makes everything on the card just pop!

I have already mentioned how much I love this sentiment here on my blog.  I firmly believe that everything always turns out OK in the end.  Even if we don't know what that OK will be yet. And sometimes it's really hard when you are in the middle of whatever "it" is to see that.  But hold on, because it will be OK in the end.  I promise. 

4 comments:

Yapha said...

Absolutely lovely card. The pearls look amazing and those colors are great together.

Tina Adams said...

I like the sponging too. What a beautiful card. It reminds me of cherry blossoms.

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