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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Paper Souffle Peony

Helllllooooooooo...? Anyone still there? LOL

It feels like SO LONG since I've posted. I've been able to make just three cards ALL MONTH (the I Brake for Stamps with the little girl, a simple one for the monthly card-club I go to when I can, and this thank you card I made for my parents last night that I wanted to share with you). After not stamping much I worried that I wouldn't be able to stamp at all but it's always easier for me when I have someone special in mind as I put a card together.

I saw the current Somerset Studio magazine while looking for something else yesterday, paged thru it, and had to have it just for two wonderful paper manipulating articles in it. One is an article on page 80 called Souffle` Papier d' Art by the ever-amazing Sandra Evertson Using her technique you can use any print or photo and a pin to prick paper with a needle and get the effect below. So quick and easy I had a decent result as soon as I sat down late last night to try it for the first time.

Click on photo for a close-up...

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

STAMPS: peony - Judi-kins, phrase - Hero Arts, background - 'Floral', Stampin' Up!

INKS: Versamark, Distress Tattered Rose and Brushed Corduroy, SU Always Artichoke

SUPPLIES: flower punch, miniature flat-backed pearls, floral ribbon, striped ribbon, pearl-head straight pin, pink crochet thread, sewing needle, textured paper, distressing tool

NOTES: for the corners I stamped the background in Tattered Rose, cut it into four triangles, edged them with Brushed Corduroy, and applied them with a glue pen. I swiped Tattered Rose on cream cardstock and punched the flowers. I used an embossing stylus and the palm of my hand to round them before attaching the back centers with glue to the corner triangles, then I just applied the gem pearls to the centers. ~ The wide ribbon was preprinted and I tied it in a simple knot, inserting the green striped ribbon before tightening the knot. I tied some pink crochet floss on a pearl-head sewing pin and put it thru the knot ~ The cream colored paper and the pale pink cardfront are lightly textured.

Thanks for checking in - hope your month was great! Stay tuned - I have a little blog giveaway coming up in the next week :o)


leenda said...

Quite LOVELY & so elegant!

lilscrappers said...

Your work is beautiful as always! Summer is lovely, but cuts down on stamping time, doesn't it, lol..

Evelyn S. said...

I'm still here, Nancy! However, the way I do things has just changed. I used to check every blog every day, but that's not happening now.

Beautiful always.

Monica-FC said...

gorgeous. love how this done.

mE said...

I Love this card! It's gorgeous! The paper piercing reminds me of some french knot work I did on pillows back when I was in school for some teacher gifts. IT's super cool!

I'm still here, I just don't comment very often. I've turned into a lurker!

Inky Smiles

Juliet A said...

I love this! I will have to try to right away!

Evelyn S. said...

I miss you so much, Nancy! I wanted to share my new blog with you.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Dear Nancy,
You have been in my prayers and thoughts since I heard your sad news! I have missed you and your artwork! Hope you are doing well, sending you all the comfort your heart needs far away from England! Hugs always!