Today I'm sharing another of the cards I demoed at the Mini Convention in September! I demoed the Distressing Essentials kit and this was one of my favorite cards!
I started with a Night of Navy base and stamped it with one of the vine designs from Elements of Style. Then I layered a piece of Baja Breeze DSP on it which was sponged around the edges with Baja Breeze ink and torn along the top. Next came a piece of Whisper White Satin Ribbon. The ribbon goes all the way around the card and the ends meet under the flower embellishment. To achieve this, I made a little slit in the fold to feed the ribbon through. Notice how I stamped my sentiment on the ribbon? The sentiment is from the Fabullous Phrases set and was stamped with Night of Navy craft ink.
The flower embellishment is just punches! I used the flower punch and scrunched it up then I sponged around the edges with Baja Breeze ink. The flowers are also smooched with Vanilla Smooch Spray. This is where the Distressing Essentials kit comes in! I used the round file to curl and seperate the ends of the petals. Then I used it to poke a hole through all the layers for my flower brad and used it again to put a little pearl in the middle of the flower. I love that the little pearls and rhinestones fit perfectly in the middle of the flower brads...makes my heart go pitter patter!!!!! The card is finished off with a line of pearls...the ones that are along the side of the package that are all stuck together are made for this type of application and I think the finishe off the card beautifully!
Have an inspired day!