Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. My husband and I went on an impromptu trip stateside for a short getaway. Always nice to spend some quality time with each other. I also received some great news this weekend as well. Frances at Hearts in Touch has offered me a design team position and I am just thrilled to the max to accept. Hearts in Touch has some absolutely beautiful stamps and a bunch of new silhouette series plates that are to die for. Make sure you go on over and take a look at the Hearts in Touch blog too. The prices are wonderful and Frances is as sweet as they come.
Today I put together a few challenges for this card. Firstly it is this weeks Card Patterns challenge and I combined it with StampTV's color challenge White, Black and 1 other color. I chose a deep Merlot and It looks pretty regal to me.
I've had these links of pearls for a while now and this is the first time I've been inspired to use them. I figured that if it's fit for a queen, it better have jewels and pearls right? Although I changed the sketch up a wee bit, you can still see the elements of the design. For the image at the top of the card, I sponged 2 different colors to the Heidi Swapp damask stamp then cut it out with the nesties. purdy ain't she?
Well that is all for today. I hope you all really enjoyed this one. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think and how you are enjoying my blog or any tips. I'm always open for suggestions.
stamps: Heidi Swapp Damask, Just Rite 2 5 1/16 Harmony circle with Roman Font
Spellbinders: Circle and Scalloped circle
Paper: Card stock- True Black, White (PTI) handmade merlot scrap, Toille scrap
Accessories: merlot rhinestones, cream pearls (kaiser craft), Merlot satin ribbon, pearl links, Crown Sticker
Coloring agents: Versafine Onyx Black, Crimson Brilliance ink
Tools: Big Shot, Scor-pal, Purple Cows 2-in-1 trimmer,
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