Friday, June 8, 2012


Hello, friends!  After a week's absence, I'm back with a card (that I was despairing wouldn't get made ... gee, Stampin' Up! Convention saps a girl's energy!).  Convention was a blast.  I got to spend time with a number of special friends, including several of my fellow Just Add Ink Design Team members; we had so much fun together.

Patrice has set this week's challenge at Just Add Ink, to add pearls to your papercraft project.

I have used one of the stamps from Reason to Smile, which is a new stamp set available exclusively in June.  It's a two-step floral stamp set, which I can see I'll have a lot of fun with.  The 'solid' flower stamp has very fine surface detail that yields a really subtle result.  I stamped this in Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card, before over-stamping the outline flower in Basic Gray.

Stamps:  Reason to Smile, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Whisper White textured and smooth
DSP: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink: Blushing Bride and Basic Gray stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad
Other: White embossing powder, Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon and Stitched-Poly ribbon, Basic Pearls, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Basics Glimmer Brad, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Mini Glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, sponge daubers

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations over at Just Add Ink - they are GORGEOUS!!


  1. Gorgeous Card Christine!

    Sarah x

  2. What a great idea to put all the little pearls around the brad, it looks great!!!
    ps it was so lovely to meet you at convention :)

  3. Such a pretty card. Love your flower centre with the sparkle and pearls. Also love that you've used two different ribbons on this card - I'm going to try that one day soon myself.

    Was sooooooooooo much fun hanging with you last weekend.


  4. What a sweetie, Christine! I wish I could have played along with this one! Great challenge! Stamping is such an indulgence at the moment! Baby minding and bookwork have taken over my life! And ... now we have a wedding to organise!!! Hugs xxx

  5. Very pretty card Christine, Glad to hear you enjoyed Convention carn't wait to hear more about it!!
    Tam x

  6. This is so pretty, Christine. I love how you did the centre of the daisy.

  7. Just love the pink/grey colours you used this week Christine. And the clever way you punched out the centre detail of the flower then added a ring of pearls. A gorgeous card with stacks of lush texture :)
    Kim xxx

  8. Ever so pretty Christine, your beautiful soft colours are so dainty and!
    Nice use of the pearls too!

  9. This is so elegant Christine. The colour palette & texture are fabulous, & the way you have cropped the stamped image to focus on that gorgeous centre is brilliant! Hugs :)