Sunday, February 10, 2013

A real friend

I've been sick with the flu for the past several days and today is actually the first day I felt like doing something besides sleep! Really nasty stuff going around. It was nice getting back into the scrap room and feeling creative instead of puny! :)

The Blockheads Paper Arts DT is showcasing Perfect Pearls projects this month, and I created this DT inspiration project using stamps from Blockheads Nature Medallions, Grunge It Up and Verses Full Sheet stamp sets, and powders from the Jewels, Naturals and Metallics Perfect Pearls kits. This was a really fun and fairly simple card, requiring only cardstock, stamps, Perfect Pearls and a few embellishments!

I cut a 5.5" x 4.25" card base from kraft cardstock and set it aside. I stamped the large flower medallion on a small piece of ivory cardstock with Perfect Medium and brushed it with Rust powder from the Naturals Perfect Pearls kit. On a larger piece of ivory cardstock that I cut for the background, I randomly stamped the small flower from the Blockheads Nature Medallions stamp set with Perfect Medium and brushed them with Kiwi powder also from the Naturals Perfect Pearls kit. I randomly stamped the swirl from the Blockheads Grunge It Up stamp set and brushed those with Forever Green powder from the Jewels Perfect Pearls kit.

Using a tiny bit of Perfect Pearl powder from the Metallics Perfect Pearls kit mixed with water in a mini mister, I misted the background piece and the medallion. After they were dry, I matted the background piece on a slightly larger piece of rust shimmer cardstock and matted the medallion on a scalloped die cut that I cut from the rust shimmer cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Blockheads Verses Full Sheet in Jet Black StazOn in the lower right corner.

I tied a bow with some shimmery ivory organza ribbon on the front of the matted background piece, affixed a single pale yellow flat-back pearl to the center of the bow, then adhered the background piece to the card base. I attached the medallion with some dimensional foam pads, affixed three more pale yellow flat-back pearls to the lower left corner and a dragonfly charm to the upper left corner. The shimmer on this card is outstanding! ;)

  • The Paper Cut kraft cardstock; DCWV rust shimmer cardstock; GKD ivory cardstock
  • Blockheads Nature Medallions stamp set
  • Blockheads Grunge It Up stamp set
  • Blockheads Verses Full Sheet
  • Perfect Pearls Naturals kit
  • Perfect Pearls Jewels kit
  • Inkessentials Mini Mister
  • Perfect Pearls Metallics kit
  • Spellbinders Classic Circles and Big Scalloped Circles dies
  • Jet Black StazOn ink
  • Wild Orchid Crafts dragonfly charm
  • Ivory organza ribbon from stash
  • Pale yellow flat-back pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Pretty card and the sentiment is lovely ... it is good to have friends like that xx

  2. Lovely card. Hope you get in tip top shape fast!


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