Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ode to Blushing Bride

With the impending retirement of SU! 2010-2012 In Colors, I'm feeling that sense of panic to squeeze in some craftiness with those colors headed out to the pasture.  I'm also feeling guilty because I actually rarely used any of these colors.  Ever.  I'll continue to use them here & there but not prominently.  So anyway....

I made a few cards using Blushing Bride.  I love pink but I rarely use it.  I tend to be more effective with earth tones, greens, blues, browns, oranges, etc.  For some reason, I'm just not as good with pastel even though I love them.  So I forced myself to do something decent with Blushing Bride...

Yea... so, I realize that Blushing Bride is not particularly prominent in this first one but bear with me.  I had to ease into it, LOL!  I used some Twitterpated DSP, made a little tag, embossed a flower in white on Blushing Bride and added a sentiment.  Voila. 

Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Delightful Dozen;  
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo;
Patterned Paper:  Twitterpated DSP;  Inks: Whisper White, Island Indigo 
Punches: Blossom, ⅜ Circle, Crop-A-Dile (We R Memory Keepers); 
  Ribbon: White Baker's Twine;  Embellishments:  Basic Pearls;  
Other: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Pop Dots (American Crafts), Scotch ATG.

In the center of the flower, I randomly added different sizes of the basic pearls.  It gives a little dimension to the flower...

Next up is more like it, eh?  Blushing Bride overload.  :)

I doubled up the Blossom Punch on this one.  Again, I embossed the flower in white on Blushing Bride and added some pearls.  I used a variety of Blushing Bride DSP for the pennants and layered them with pop dots to give them some dimension.

Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch;  Cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride;
Patterned Paper:  Blushing Bride DSP Stack;  Inks: Whisper White, Frost White Shimmer Paint 
Punches: Blossom, Scallop Edge Border;  Embellishments:  Basic Pearls;  
Other: Sponge Daubers, Pop Dots (American Crafts), Scotch ATG.

What I did a bit different on this card to give it a little "wow" is I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint on the DSP pennants and on the edges of the bottom flower.  I REALLY love this effect... it gives it such a pretty sheen.  You can get an idea from this picture how it sparkles a bit in the light...

Ah... makes me smile.  My Ode to Blushing Bride.  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. gorgeous as always my friend! ;)

  2. I love both these cards, but I gotta say the second just rocks my world! Wowza!


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