Monday, June 9, 2014

SPS - Posy

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Variation Week.  This week all the DT are creating an item using the fabulous digi 'Posy' by Norma Burnell.
My daughter and SIL's 5th Wedding Anniversary is coming up and so I have to make them a card :) I don't fancy a traditional hearts based one so I am going to create this card around their wedding theme instead (colour wise that is).

To begin with I coloured the digi with Promarkers
Promarkers used
Next onto my favourite technique at the moment - using my rolling pin and an embossing folder to emboss only the areas I want and not have an all over effect and the amount of pressure to create the desired result.  Here I am using and Embossilicious folder.
I don't want a plain background and instead of air brushing as usual I have used the Spellbinder die Fantastic Flourish Two to make a stencil.  Alas I forgot to take photo of the end result but that was probably because I was not very happy with the outcome.  I airbrushed with Burgandy to match the digi and the ribbon I will be using which was from one of the original rolls of organza ribbon used to make my daughters wedding invites :)  Looking at the end result it was much to harsh, so coffee and a rethink was in order.  In the end I used white mulberry paper with a gold thread running through it to cover the card, this allowed the burgundy to show throw just a wee bit.  I then cut some of the original paper from my daughters wedding card I made (each year I make her and SIL a card which has the same ribbon and the wedding paper incorporated into it - yep I am a sentimentalist lol) using the same Spellbinder die.
Time to create the mounts for the digi and I finished off with Liquid pearls.
 While the pearls were drying I made the tag which will be partially hidden under the mount.
Needing something else and it had to be flowers lol.  I used  Marianne Designs Creatables LR0106, Flower set  and Lavender.  The flower petals were airbrushed with Promarkers to match the flowers in the digi and then assembled.  Some pearls were also added and a few gems.

 And here we have the finished creation.

  • Digi -  'Posy' by Norma Burnell
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Marianne Designs Creatables LR0106, Flower set  and Lavender.  Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals and Fantastic Flourish Two
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Embossilicious embossing folder
  • Pearls, gems, organza ribbon, from my stash.
Challenges entered
  • Card Mania - 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Flowers
  • Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (June) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
  • Crafty Bloggers Network - M, SIO - (June) BINGO* - DIE CUTS, RIBBON OR LACE, PEARLS
  • Dragonfly Dreams - M – June – Things with Wings
  • 2 Sisters - M, 3E #177 Make your own embellishments (final challenge)
  • Di's Digis Designs 3E 2W SIO - (W1 of 2) Ribbons and Bows 
  • Open-Minded Challenges - 2W, 3E  (W1 of 2) #12  Something with Wings
  • Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E -  No. 66 - (W2 of 2) - Embossing
  • As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Favorite Embossing Technique and Why (Rolling pin method as it allows me to use folders of size I would not normally use and also allows embossing in controlled areas)
  • A song in your He{ART}-2W, 3E- #8 Gift of Wings  (2nd week) - song is perfect for the journey of marriage, I particularly love these words - If you will take me heart, If you will teach me all these things, You’re giving me the gift of wings - marriage is about each learning about the other and giving the gift for them to grow :) :) :) 
  • Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2W, E3, SIO-  at least 3 flowers (2nd week)
  • I love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #222  Use a digi
  • Whimsy Inspiration -M, 3E, SIO - #72 Tic Tac Toe - PEARLS,  DIE CUT, RIBBON


  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This card is stunning! And what fun to use the embossing folder with a rolling pin... I had no idea you could do that.

  2. Such a beautiful card, love the clever embossing technique, thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  3. woooow that's so very clever to emboss that way! I would never have though of doing that. I'll have to try... I've had a friend try embossing with a rolling pin with no success... but you really made it fun!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at A Song in your He{art}. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  4. Wow so much detail and love went into this card , I love your coloring and attention to detail the embossing is awesome ..Thanks for joining us at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards for the Embossing challenge . DT - Crystal

  5. Very striking card -- and that bow adds all the drama one would expect! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June challenge.

  6. Wow! Stunning card! You colored the image beautifully. Your embossing technique is brilliant! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge! :)

  7. I'm back with a different DT hat to say how much I love this great card.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  8. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  9. I have to say this card is so stunning, I'm very impressed by your colouring and I just love how you used the rolling pin with the embossing folder, I will be trying that one for sure :) Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  10. Oh wow, this is a stunning card, Mimi. I love the image and your colouring. Thank you for your tip with the embossing folder, I have to try that one time. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  11. This is stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous card. The colouring is fabulous and I just love the way you've done the embossing! I have to give it a try sometime too. :) Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  12. My gosh!! What a brilliant idea!! So when you roll it.. do you have it on a more cushiony area or just on a hard area works? Definitely going to have to try that!! Amazing! Your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  13. Oh Mimi, this absolutely Gorgeous! Love your coloring and your design is just beautiful! Love all your design elements- makes for such a romantic card! Thank you for playing along with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  14. Wow!! A stunning card!!!! Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  15. This is stunning! I'm a sentimentalist too, so I "got" the whole paper/ribbon thing, lol, I always try to use some of the paper a gift comes in on my thank you cards, when I get around to making them at least! Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us in the Ribbons and Bows challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for joing us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! We're having new challenge soon :) wish to see you there!!
    Hugs, Mikha

  17. This is such a gorgeous card, and it has sparkles, it would be perfect to enter our current challenge (ending tomorrow) at Quirky Crafts. Cazzy x - on behalf of   the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT. ps - we allow a little backdating!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi