Friday, May 28, 2010

Swirls and Pearls

I made a quick little card yesterday that satisfies 5 challenges:

Cute Card Thursday--no designer papers
Stamptacular Challenge--swirls and pearls
Creative Inspirations--distressed
Pile It On--"out of the box"
A Spoonful of Sugar--celebrations

I used some swirl stamps I have to stamp the background of the card with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I spritzed it with gold Glimmer Mist. The next layer, the solid pink paper, was dampened, scrunched up to wrinkle it, then smoothed out. Once it was dry, I sponged Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the wrinkles to make them more prominent. I distressed the edges then sewed the pink card onto the swirled one. I punched an oval, then made a smaller scalloped oval for the ice cream stamp. I added little black dots around the scallops, and inked the edge with Weathered Wood Ink. I colored the sundae with Copics and added Stickles to the top. Like the little pink rhinestone?! Finally, I added "life is sweet" on top.
I made a swirl with my Nesties, distressed the edges with Worn Lipstick and Weathered wood Inks. I spritzed the rose with Glimmer Mist, and added Stickles to very lightly kiss the edges of the petals. In a darker pink cardstock, I punched 2 little scalloped flowers for behind the rose.
When I mounted the oval layers, I used Glue Dots to keep it up a little higher, and glued the string of pearls around the smooth oval, but just a hair under the edge.
Overall, I think it took a little over an hour...pretty good for me, as lately my cards have been a bit labor-intensive! I love to mix the distressed style with something a little more polished--it is so unexpected!
Thank you for dropping by.
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Scrappy said...

Very pretty card! Gosh, I just love those Distress Inks too! :)

Thanks for joining us at PIO! We hope you will be back to join us next week!

Debbie said...

Adorable! Such soft and {sweet} colors! Thanks for joining us at PIO!

Graphicat said...

Such a pretty colour and SWEET image!!

thanks for joining us at STamptacular this week!!

Julie said...

A beautiful card, really lovely work.

Anna said...

Sweet card! Love the soft colors! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Trish Hughes said...

this is super cute and very sweet!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such pretty colors and a charming image. Love the pearls and swirls too! Great job on the distressed challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Creative Inspirations this week!

Toneloni * Tonje said...

Pretty pretty pretty. The colors are great and the image is soooo cute

Thanks for playing with us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Have a sunny evening


Nana said...

Beautiful card! Love it.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO"!
hugs Nana

stephanne said...

Well this is just as sweet as can be!!! Love that shake, now you've spiked my sweet tooth, lol!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations!!

Annie said...

such a sweet card and lovely details.
thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x