Monday, June 9, 2014

Variation Week with Jane

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps for our Variation Week.  This week all the DT are creating an item using the fabulous digi 'Posy' by Norma Burnell.
My daughter and SIL's 5th Wedding Anniversary is coming up and so I have to make them a card :) I don't fancy a traditional hearts based one so I am going to create this card around their wedding theme instead (colour wise that is).

To begin with I coloured the digi with Promarkers
Promarkers used
Next onto my favourite technique at the moment - using my rolling pin and an embossing folder to emboss only the areas I want and not have an all over effect and the amount of pressure to create the desired result.  Here I am using and Embossilicious folder.
I don't want a plain background and instead of air brushing as usual I have used the Spellbinder die Fantastic Flourish Two to make a stencil.  Alas I forgot to take photo of the end result but that was probably because I was not very happy with the outcome.  I airbrushed with Burgandy to match the digi and the ribbon I will be using which was from one of the original rolls of organza ribbon used to make my daughters wedding invites :)  Looking at the end result it was much to harsh, so coffee and a rethink was in order.  In the end I used white mulberry paper with a gold thread running through it to cover the card, this allowed the burgundy to show throw just a wee bit.  I then cut some of the original paper from my daughters wedding card I made (each year I make her and SIL a card which has the same ribbon and the wedding paper incorporated into it - yep I am a sentimentalist lol) using the same Spellbinder die.
Time to create the mounts for the digi and I finished off with Liquid pearls.
 While the pearls were drying I made the tag which will be partially hidden under the mount.
Needing something else and it had to be flowers lol.  I used  Marianne Designs Creatables LR0106, Flower set  and Lavender.  The flower petals were airbrushed with Promarkers to match the flowers in the digi and then assembled.  Some pearls were also added and a few gems.

 And here we have the finished creation.

  • Digi -  'Posy' by Norma Burnell
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Marianne Designs Creatables LR0106, Flower set  and Lavender.  Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals and Fantastic Flourish Two
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Embossilicious embossing folder
  • Pearls, gems, organza ribbon, from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope in some small way our inspiration has helped you have an awesome crafting day :) :) :) 


  1. Very beautiful, Mimi!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  2. Very beautiful, Mimi!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  3. Beautiful - what a great anniversary card!!!!

  4. What a creative way of using your embossing pads. Will definitely have to use that technique. Beautifully done.

  5. what a lovely technique you shared today and your coloring of this image is beautiful. Gorgeous work

  6. Oh my god so beautiful! And thanks for the demonstration! Love everything but especially the embossing around her! Hugs Milo <3

  7. Such a beautiful job, love all the pearls, looks so elegant. Love it!