Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Orchid Celery Pie & PMS

That's what I'm naming this week's color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to use Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie together. These are not colors I would normally think to put together, which is why the challenges are so good for me. They force me to be more creative than I would be any other day. So... here's the recipe for this card. The base is Orchid Opulence. Certainly Celery is layered over the base with the swirl from "Baroque Motifs" stamped in Certainly Celery classic ink. The next layer is Pumpkin Pie and it's stamped with the definition stamp from "Bloomin' Beautiful" (available March 1st) in Pumpkin Pie classic ink. I tied a dark purple organdy ribbon (probably from Michael's or Hobby Lobby) around the bottom of this layer. The top layer is Very Vanilla with the single flower stamped from "Bloomin' Beautiful" in Jet Black StazOn. The flower was then watercolored with Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie classic inks and an Aqua Painter. The stamen is done in Pumpkin Pie, although it's hard to tell from this photo, and then I used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds. The bumble bee is also from the "Bloomin' Beautiful" set and was stamped on Very Vanilla CS with Jet Black StazOn. It was watercolored with watercolor pencils and an Aqua Painter. I HAD to have a little more bling, so I used the glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds on his wings and then adhered him with Stampin' Dimensionals. I really wasn't crazy about this color combo, at first, but I really like the way this card turned out.

In case you hadn't heard, it's that time of month again! Join me on Saturday, February 23rd from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for "PMS at Jen's". This is some PMS you'll love... trust me! We'll be making Pretty Monogrammed Sets that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. You'll make 10 cards with envelopes and a pretty box to keep them in. We'll also be making a set of eight all-occassion cards to help you build up your card stash. Come join the fun on February 23rd from 2-5 pm. The cost is $20 and covers the cost of all supplies for the projects we'll be making. That's 18 cards and a gift box. WOW! Payment is expected in advance since seating is limited. I'll also be drawing for door prizes again this month. The cost of the class covers the cost of the materials (excluding stamp sets) used for the projects. If you are unable to attend, I will be happy to mail the materials to you for $20 plus postage. You WILL be included in the drawings for door prizes if you purchase the kit but are unable to attend. If you attended PMS last month, you know that I write up detailed instructions on how to complete the projects. I will also include a list of stamp sets and other accessories used with the instructions. It'll be the most fun you've ever had with PMS!! Happy stamping and I hope to see you on Saturday!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the card - and imagine you thinking to add Dazzling Diamonds! Can you buy that in bulk?

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