Friday, July 4, 2008

Bloomin' with Beauty

One of the great things about being a Stampin' Up! Demo is that you get to see and pre order Mini Catalogue items a month before they are available to customers. This allows us to play with the new products and be able to showcase them to our customers better. So why am I sharing this with you? Well our Spring Mini Catalogue goes on sale on the 1st August, so on the 1st July we were able to pre order items from this mini.

Being a ribbon collector, I ordered new Satin Ribbon in Purely Pemegranate. This ribbon is sooooo nice. It sat on my table last night and shone at me all night. The colour is really rich and it was almost a shame to cut it. But I decided it had to be used.
Do you think I could get away with just the ribbon on this card? It seemed a shame to cover this beautiful ribbon up especially after cutting it off the roll. But I suppose it needs something more.
So I took one of my new mini sets, Bloomin' with Beauty and made this card.

I used my aquapainter and ink pads to colour the vase and the flowers. Using techniques I learnt from convention, I am happy with the way this turned out. Colours used Flowers - Purely Pomegranate, Vase - Blue Bayou, Leaves - Wild Wasabi and the shadow Sky Blue. What do you think?

The base card is River Rock, with So Swirly wheel in Versmark as a background. The word bloom is also from the Bloomin' with Beauty stamped in Purely Pomegranate and punched with the Large Oval punch and mounted onto the Designer Label Punch.

And one last close up of the beautiful ribbon. Have I told you yet that I think this ribbon is just it.



Chantelle said...

Beautiful card - and the ribbon is lovely. Will have to get that very soon. Nice watercolouring.

Kim said...

Gorgeous Alice!!! Very pretty and LOVE that ribbon too! LOL

Leigh said...

Lovely card. I like your colouring too.

Chrissie said...

That is soooo pretty Alice. I am not fond of the bouquet in this set but you have changed my mind!