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Monday, 27 February 2012

Stampin' Up! Creative Elements

stampin up creative elements
At times do you ever think that your hobby is overtaking your life a little too much...........!  My children thought that I'd really lost it over half term when a lunchtime meal in a nice restaurant turned into Mum stealing their notebook to write down the colours and sketch the design of the wallpaper in the restaurant.  It was really lovely and here I've made my version of it with a few Stampin' Up! additions, having patiently waited for the cherry cobbler embossing powder to arrive last week.

It's a little bit of emboss resist with the swirls being stamped in versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on river rock cardstock.  You can see other examples of emboss resist here and here . Using a brayer you can then cover the card with a different colour, here soft suede.  Emboss again with cherry cobbler embossing powder,  add yourself some stunning flowers from the creative elements stamp set and you've got wall paper from a restaurant on your card.  Of course you can also have lush cherry cobbler seam binding, rippled over soft suede designer series paper with a subtle, but rich early espresso scallop trim border backing.

And of course it's sale-a-bration time so you can use the free gift with purchase to add a perch for the beautiful butterfly from the creative elements set.







The swirl is part of the exclusive hostess stamp set Precious Butterflies and is also free if you host a party with qualifying sales.  Can you also spot the antique brad which adds more luxury to this very rich card.

Don't forget the inside of your card can be decorated too, but they didn't go this far in the restaurant!


Supplies
Stamp sets - Creative Elements, Precious Butterflies (hostess), Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Inks - versamark, cherry cobbler, soft suede, early espresso
cardstock - early espresso, river rock, neutrals designer series paper stack
accessories - cherry cobbler seam binding, scallop trim border punch, antique brads, paper piercer and mat pack, curly label punch, marker pens

Challenges
Creative Mondays - Anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes
So Shelli Creative Challenge

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is beautiful! Absolutely love the colours you have used! Saw you on MIM!
    Nat -x-

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  2. Very pretty both the inside and the outside. Saw it on MIM.

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  3. Lovely card, great colours, so glad I saw you over at MIM
    Janet
    http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/21-today-again.html

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  4. your card is gorgeous Zoe. I so love the color and design. And those flowers are so pretty.
    saw you on MIM

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  5. Wow .Absolutely stunning .Love it . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  6. Zoe that is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous! I did exactly the same with restaurant decor once, the first time I took Alice & new boyfriend out to lunch!! The relationship didn't last, sure it was nothing to do with my oddities lol!!

    Hope you had fun this morning xx

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  7. Zoe your card is beautiful hun. Absolutely love the colours. Your children must have thought you were bonkers in the restaurant!!!. Never know they may one day get the bug. Hugs Clare xxx

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  8. Zoe, I love your card. It is wonderful. It is so neat and clean looking. I love the colors you used. Joann Sassy Raggedy http://sassyraggedy.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a gorgeous card you posted on MIM! Love the rich colors! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

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  10. Hi

    Wow, you have really created a stunning card. The colour combo is just beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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