Saturday, May 19, 2012

Good Bye Flower Fest

Happy Saturday!! This has been a busy week for me...not in my crafting area though. I was excited to get back into the groove today! :) This card I designed for the colourQ Challenge #137. I always love the fun color combos and inspiration that the designers come up with. I also thought I would highlight one of my favorite retiring SU! stamp sets, Flower Fest as well as the Finial Press Impressions Folder.
I love this stamp set because of its whimsical design. It also goes with many of the punches which makes it fun and easy to use. I also used a technique to give the images a "pearl" effect. I used a sheet of Glossy white card stock and sponged over it with Frost White Shimmer Paint. I let this dry. I then used the sponge daubers to apply the Wisteria Wonder and Tempting Turquoise ink. I wiped off the excess ink with a tissue to allow the "pearl" effect to show through. I then stamped my images and cut them. I had prepared a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock a while ago. It makes using this technique easier to use. 
My Upline, Shana Gaff, just shared with me an awesome technique she had learned to color the Basic Pearls with Stampin' Write Markers. I covered the Pearls with Modge Podge and let them dry. Then I colored it with the Tempting Turquoise Marker...That is it!! How simple and easy to get a perfectly matching pearl! Thanks Shana for all you advice and tricks! :)

Thanks for stopping today! 

Stamp Sets: Flower Fest, Word Play
Card stock:Basic Gray, Glossy White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Black StazOn, VersaMark
Accessories: Basic Pearl, Shimmer Paint, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:Finial Press Impressions folder, Large Scallop Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border


  1. What a fun card, Aimee, love your flower and thanks for the tip about the pearl! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the ColourQ!

  2. I love the pearl technique! It creates such wonderful flowers. Thanks for sharing the tip about coloring on pearls. I've never heard of that before and now I'd like to give it a go! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!