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Posted by: Gemin General, Projects


This card is for two challenges at Splitcoast Stampers: Inspiration and Featured Stamper. I loved, loved the inspiration website, Eglantyne! Even though the text is in Japanese, there is no need to translate… just looking at the lovely pictures made me want to create.   The Featured Stamper for this week is Lesley Croghan (Lionsmane) – her gallery is filled with pages upon pages of wonderful cards!

I based this card on two products at Eglantyne: http://eglantyne.shop-pro.jp/?pid=56407621 (the black background), http://eglantyne.shop-pro.jp/?pid=13260212 (the roses), and Lesley’s Hello Sunshine card (for the lovely colors, layout and use of dots!).

This is actually a small card, just 4-inch square. First, I cut a piece of 3 inch-square black cardstock, then paper-pierced the background using one of the paper-piercing designs (pp-square-loops) from Gem’s Cottage Paper-Piercing Floral Set. Using a piece of foam on a white ink pad, I inked the edges and the paper-pierced design (the nubby side). Next, I made the roses using variegated  embroidery floss – very easy to make by following the instructions here (just used one embroidery floss, so it is even easier!), punched and glued leaves (with this Fiskar’s punch), then added french knots using the same variegated embroidery floss.  I stamped the word “Friend” (Mark’s Finest Papers), went over it with a white Sakura gel pen, then mounted the whole piece on yellow textured cardstock from Core-dinations.  I’m happy with this one, it came together easily, thank you so much for the inspiration Anne and Lesley!


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2 comments so far

1.  Bonnie
April 4th, 2013 at 5:23 am

Using the white ink on the piercing is so effective! Love the flowers too. Thanks for sharing the details of this beautiful card!

2.  Kathleen
April 5th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Wow this is stunning. So glad I had time today to be on the net looking at clever peoples stuff. You are now on my favourites. THANKYOU!!


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