Thursday, December 6, 2007

Amethyst Wishes

Here is a card I made this past weekend using a tent topper style. I really like the different shapes these cards can have and they still fit inside a standard envelope. For the topper part I used two scalloped ovals that I cut out using the Wizard and Spellbinders Nestabilities-Large Classic Scalloped Ovals. But if you don't own the Wizard or the Nestabilities you could also use large punches, templates, shape cutters or cut out different shapes using your paper cutter.

On the smaller oval I stamped the flower image using black stazon ink, embossed the sentiment using versa mark and gold EP, then I used my watercolor crayons for the watercolor. You might notice some darker flecks in the watercolor, I wanted to give it a little more depth so I had my watercolor paper very wet while I was working on it, flipped it over and blotted on a clean piece of paper several times while working on it. Doing this will give it the fleck marks.

For the background piece I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and ran it through the Wizard. Then I lightly rubbed versa mark in over the entire piece and dusted it with perfect pearls.

For an embellishment I added a prima flower, a jewelry finding for some bling and a touch of stickles for the glitter.

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Here is a Tip* Instead of spending a ton on some new bling let your Girlfriends, Mom and Grandma know that you would love to recycle their jewelry, hit the thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales or the clearance sales and look for jewelry that you can take apart and use for some fun bling! You will be amazed at all the great finds and all the money you can save!! The little touch of bling on my card came from a necklace that my Mom had. Thanks Mom!! ;)

Supplies~

Paper~
SU-Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Watercolor
Stamps~SU-Oh So Lovely (hostess), Hugs & Wishes
Ink~SU-Versa Mark, Black Stazon
Other~SU-Watercolor Crayons (Bright & Bold), Gold EP, Aqua Painter, 1/8 in Circle Punch, Spellbinders-Wizard Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, Large Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Ranger-Perfect Pearls, Stickles-Diamond, Cuttlebug-Embossing Folder, Prima, My Stash-Metallic Gold Pen, White Sheer Ribbon & Jewelry Finding.

I think winter is here!! It has been so cold and snowing most of the day here. I had to cancel my stamping class tonight do to all of the blowing snow. :( Stay warm and if you are in some nice sunny or tropical place--lucky you--enjoy!! *wink* Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Smiles!
Heidi

25 comments:

  1. Oh, Heidi, I really like this! I recognize the flower, I think. :) I recently took some of my older costume jewelry and tore some of it apart to use on cards. Great minds DO think alike! ;) LOL I never thought to ask my mom and sisters but I should cause I know my mom has vintage jewelry and I could NEVER tear apart my vintage jewelry cause that was bought cause I liked it! Call me!

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  2. Yowza! Your 19 years of stamping experience really shows, Heidi! The details on this card are simply amazing. I love the touch of gold around the scallops, and the "found" bling is wonderful.

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  3. HOLY wowza this card is just beautiful and you did it in my fav color PURPLE! Beautiful job well done!

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  4. Fabulous card, I love how you haave edged to scallops with gold

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  5. What a pretty card Heidi. I really like the bling in the center of your flower :D Another reason to hit the second hand stores.

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  6. Stunning card and beautiful colours. Hope you are staying warm in the snow - all we have here is wind and rain.

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  7. Very beautiful card! I love the purple!

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  8. Heidi, WOW!! This card is so beautiful. All of the elements are perfect.

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  9. So pretty. I love how you added the embossing to it. Very elegant.

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  10. OH my... This is beautiful!!! I need to practice some more.

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  11. Heidi that is really beautiful!!!

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  12. This is just amazingly stunning!! WOWZER!! Love your style! :) TFS!

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  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card!

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  14. Wow! This is a fabulous card! I rarely use purple....perhaps I should get it out....

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  15. Purple is my favorite color. this card is very pretty

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  16. That is very pretty Heidi!! I like the scallops on top it looks great!!

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  17. Heidi the card is a dream beautiful paper and the whole allocation is affectionately beautiful stamp. Love it.

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  18. This is absoulutely gorgeous!

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  19. WoW! Heidi this ia beautiful!! Glad i stopped by today!!

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  20. OK Heidi. Time to play TAG. You can get the deets here: http://melanieschulenberg.blogspot.com/

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  21. Beautiful card! I love all the details. I love the flower and beads, really adds elegance.

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  22. So beautiful. I just love this colour combination. It's just gorgeous. LOL Lynn x

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  23. Heidi,
    This card is a real treausre and I really enjoyed your thorough explanation of how you created it.
    Stunning and beautiful! I love every detail. Thanks for the tip about searching for vintage jewelry, I can't wait to see what I can find!

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  24. Beautiful , love the colors !!!

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