Hello stampers. I just love pretty paper. Real magic happens when you combine pretty paper with a beautiful stamp set. It just makes creating so easy and so fun. When I get caught up in making these projects for my blog I really can’t imagine calling anything else my job. I so very much love what I do! The paper that I am talking about is called Petal Promenade and the stamp set is Wonderful Moments.
Now I have a confession to make. I used to case about 95% of the cards that I made. I thought it was easier than coming up with my own designs. Why reinvent the wheel I thought. I still do like to case. When I see a beautiful card out there it makes me happy to recreate it. But I have discovered when I started this blog and I wanted to only share original work, or at least primarily original work, that there is joy in playing. When you spread out your pretty paper over the table and gather ink pads and stamp sets the magic happens and creativity flows. That is why you very rarely see only one card in my blog posts. It does make it an epic project and that is why there is not a daily blog. I hope that is ok with you. Well, enough rambling, let’s see what I made with Petal Promenade paper (which is part of the paper sale by the way) and with Wonderful Moments.
These cards all use the Petal Promenade designer series paper that is part of the buy three get one free paper sale until July 31. I love gardening and flowers so this paper just makes my heart sing. It really doesn’t need much to embellish it so I used Blends to colour the images from Wonderful Moments and added some pearlized doilies and metallic thread to two of them and some laser cut paper to the third card. We will make these three cards at coffee and a card class this coming Tuesday at my studio at 10am. Place an online order with me and you will get one of these in the mail!
I realize that not everyone needs a wedding card, so you can easily interchange the image with one from Beautiful You. I did use a retired colour, Sweet Sugarplum with this paper because it matched so well with the paper. The rose metallic thread is barely visible here but in real life it is stunning. Adds just the right touch.
Here is the original card that I made using Wonderful Moments. I totally cased this one from the Demonstrator Planning Place on Facebook. Thanks so much to Debby Donovan.
Have you fallen in love with Petal Promenade paper yet? Trust me, you will!
For this card I used petal pink and soft sea foam cardstock on a very vanilla base. I tucked a strip of the delicate details laser cut paper in behind the patterned paper strip. A petal pink rhinestone gem holds the easel card in place. Elegant simplicity.
Take note of the pearlized doily. I sponged the plain side with petal pink to match the cardstock. I did this overtop of a whisper white card front so that I could use the sponged design left behind on another card. Frugality of time and product!
I really am quite pleased with the way this card turned out. I stamped the girl on Petal Promenade paper so that I could paper piece her dress. I used Blends to colour the balloons: calypso coral, dark pink pirouette and light pink pirouette. the saying is from Beautiful You. The sponging is done with Petal Pink.
One of the designs of the paper in Petal Promenade has a strip of floral design that I fussy cut for the top of this card. It wasn’t too bad and I think it looks really pretty. I used wink of stella on the dress. The bride is stamped right on the patterned paper and coloured with Blends.
There is so much more I could do with this paper, but I had to draw the line somewhere! If you would like to order online with me, that would make me very happy. Just click on any of the images below and it will take you straight to my store. Only available in Canada and only if you don’t already have a demonstrator. If you would be so kind as to use the host code that would be even better!
Don’t forget about the amazing paper sale that is going on now until the end of July. So many lovely papers included in this sale including Petal Promenade. The other great deal is getting an entire colour family of ink pads for free with the starter kit. You can even get both sets of incolour ink pads as a choice. I am so excited for this opportunity for you. Watch the video and I will clear up any misconceptions you may have.
Finally, here is a video of my cleaned up stamp room just in case you want to see my happy space. This is where all my classes are held, where I post my blog and my Facebook posts and my newsletter. I practically live in this room!! Have a super day and give some serious thought to getting those ten ink pads for free.