Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perfect Pearls Tree Card

Karen and I experimented with my new tree stamp and some Perfect Pearls.  Here is one of the resulting cards:



I have to say this one wasn't going so well at first.  The original plan was to emboss the tree with my new Pewter embossing powder from Stampin' Up!  Only, I'd left the powder at home.  So we used a dark brown instead.  Then we embossed the words in white expecting them to show through the Perfect Pearls.  Well, they just didn't.  So we had to stamp and die cut our phrase and add it separately.  In between, we spent quite a bit of time blending colors.

I added a little clear Stickles to the tree branches.

The end result is a bit of a gloomy looking sky but we'll call it 'dramatic.'  How's that for rescuing a card?

Anyway, it is a beautiful stamp and a stamp press is definitely on my wish list.

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4 comments:

  1. It is a very pretty stamp, and love how the perfect pearls turned out. Lovely!

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  2. This is so pretty, Lisa! I love the background and how the Perfect Pearls add to the tree image.

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  3. this really turned out pretty Lisa-I love the bg you created-what is the stamp press you mentioned?

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  4. I think your card is stunning. I love those " dramatic"" colours. That stamp is very pretty as well

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