Sunday, December 29, 2013

Perfect Pennants Watercolor Wonder hand-stamped card

Life can be tough... but it doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.  I love that the New Occasions Mini Catalog has a wonderful collection of papers and stamps (with coordinating accessories and dies) that are sure to bring life to your Winter!  See this card that pre-views the New *Occasions Mini Products and have FUN!  *Receive YOUR OWN Occassions Mini from ME with a Gift!  Simply Email your name, number, best time to call you and address to have me send it to you!
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For this card you will need:
Peaceful Petals stamp set* (#133107)
Perfect Pennants stamp set (#133230)
Banners framelits Dies* (#132173)
(Or BUNDLE this stamp set and coordinating die and SAVE 15% #134816)
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper* (#132994)
Island Indigo ink (#126986)
Smoky Slate ink (#131179)
Whisper White card stock (#100730)
Gumball Green card stock (#126840)
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848)
Silver Ribbon* (#132137)
Flower Garden Embossing Folder (#123113)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Pearl Jewels (#119247)
Rhinestone Jewels (#119246)
SNAIL Adhesive (#104332)
Glue Dot adhesive (#103683)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430)
With Spring on the horizon this floral watercolor card really captures the warmth and new life of that season.  Inspired by this beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper* and it's stunning stained glass looking floral page the Gumball Green seems like an ideal base to begin.
I took this card two ways and hope you enjoy the difference in style.  Here luxurious pearls find their home in the center of the Watercolor Wonder flowers.  The Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon ties this card together.
Embossed the Flower Garden Embossing Folder for a fun raised and subtle texture to the card.
Flip the Embossing Folder over to DeBoss (the opposite of embossing) this Silver Ribbon ties the Rhinestone accented page together.  BALANCE the card when you hang the banner on the opposite side of the embossed/debossed flowers.  Raise the Flag (lol) when you use our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive to add more depth to this card.
Stamping this Peaceful Petals stamp under the Perfect Pennants sentiment Island Indigo ink stamped and framelit die-cut out banner.  It is subtle but oh so elegant. 
No matter if you are a bling or pearl kind of person, you can make this project to fit just your (or whomever you are sending it to's) style.
Thank you for coming by today!  As it's warm in our So.Cal area I look forward to Winter and then the new life of Spring!  (It's a crazy 73* here in Southern California on Dec. 29th - eek!)  Please come and visit often, celebrate life and create works of art.  I try to post daily and hope to have you visit often.  Please bring your family and friends along for the ride... share me!
Creating this with my friend Elizabeth, she's having a hard time of life as of late... we enjoyed playing and talking, drinking coffee while letting our kids play.  This card embodies her life's motto (and mine).  Go ahead, life is hard... but find moments of wonder and celebrate - even if it's just in your heart.  I'm beyond excited about the new Occasions Mini Catalog* and would love to give you one... let's connect!

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