Sep 03 2008

Eastern Blooms

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a couple days.  Monday and Tuesday I spent all my free time prepping for my Technique Class last night.  It went well…I think they enjoyed the techniques and cards we did.  The techniques must have been easier last night, because most were done within a couple hours!  I’ll have to make them a little tougher next time.  lol!

Watercolor Roll (Technique Junkies Newsletter, June 2006 issue) was one of the background techniques we made last night.  I try to make up a few variations of the technique so they can see how changing colors can make the technique look entirely different.  This soft pink and yellow was one of the extras, so I converted it into a card this morning.  I thought I’d use the other side of Eastern Blooms…the softer side…it is such a pretty set.  We received it free in our goodie bag for attending Convention and used it in our Make & Takes there!

For the rest of the card, I overstamped the flower with Pink Pirouette over the Watercolor Roll background and layered it onto Cameo Coral.  Then I stamped the flower again on Very Vanilla with Cameo Coral ink and cut it out.  I stamped the flower with Mellow Moss and cut out just two of the "leaves" to tuck behind the blossom.  I placed one of the large Pretties Kit half pearls in the center.  Tied the 5/8 wide Vanilla ribbon around it and mounted it all on Pink Pirouette cardstock…one of the new In-Colors!  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

I featured Eastern Blooms in my September Card Kit.  You get four sample ideas for using this set when you purchase the Card Kit, plus all the materials to make 12 cards.  Check it out!