Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ribbons and Blooms


This one was actually started yesterday... but it was one of those days that I couldn't get the card right, so I put it all aside and started again this morning and LOVE the results!!
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I researched the Pearl Ex website to look for more project ideas and saw the cool effects of Pearl Ex on Fimo clay. I had one lone package of metallic gold, so I rolled it out and stamped the big rose from SU Mixed Bouquet. Aztec gold was brushed into the imprint with a stipple brush, and flamingo pink was used to highlight the raised image. I baked in the oven following the package instructions. This was the EASY part - 'cause once I finished the rose I had no clue on what to do with it!!
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While on the phone with my Mom this morning (Hi Mom!) I was playing around with different layouts for the big clay flower and had a brainstorm.... use RIBBON as the stem and leaves! I found this really pretty, wire edged ribbon at Mike's in the $1 bin a few weeks ago... it's the perfect match for the Basic Grey paper! I punched a hole where I was planning on putting the flower, threaded the ribbon through the hole and attached to the back with sticky tape. The stem was then twisted and secured on the back of the card bottom. I cut a small piece of ribbon for the leaves, and sewed it on the stem. The same ribbon was used to secure the chipboard frame. I stamped the frame with Versamark and covered with Aztec Gold pearl ex - I also sealed it with clear spray so the powder doesn't come off!
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I'll be choosing a winner for this week's giveaway when I get home later tonight... so all comments from today will go toward the giveaway! Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG
Wow what a very cool card...Someone will be a very lucky to get this...
Very nice indeedy..
Kristi

Charmaine said...

Very very cool card! Love how the rose turned out!

Allison said...

This looks awesome and so very unique!

doverdi said...

Another unique card idea using Pearlex. I am definately going to have to start adding to my collection of Pearlex. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me.

Laura said...

Wow again! This is amazing and what a great technique. Thanks for the link to the Pearl Ex website. I will definitely be checking it out - especially if the ideas come out as nice as this one!
Thanks again for sharing!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Michelle this is AMAZING!!! You have such a unique talent! I love coming here everyday and finding what you have in store. I have sooo many favorites now =)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card - you are so talented!
Sandy Kay

Nicole Seitler said...

Wow. That is amazing! Looks beautiful.

Michelle said...

This is absolutely stunning...amazing!

Kenna said...

Love this card! What a great idea for something different.
Kenna

BethN said...

What a great card. Fimo clay of all things. You are truly the queen of talent. I love this card. Must pull out my fimo....

DeniseLynn said...

Oh my I love this so much! we are going to move and I am getting rid of stuff ... the fimo clay that is in the donate box might just have to be re-thought.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are amazing and totally come to life for me! Would have never thought of something so 3D and so creative! Love it! Lisa Keeffe

Denise said...

This is a lovely card - WOW! That flower is great - looks complicated, though.

Anonymous said...

This card looks like a lot of work but it sure paid off cuz it's gorgeous! Luv it, TFS
Ruth

Michelle M said...

Just found your blog. Love the pearl ex/fimo rose. Can't wait to see more...

Soozie4Him said...

I'll bet that's one HEAVY card!!! It's just beautiful, and I have to find out what collection that Basic Grey paper is from!!

Susan
moot96@aol.com

mjb coffee said...

I don't know if this counts as Wednesday or not, but I have not been to bed yet and it is 5 am. Your card is lovely.

Auntybarbara said...

B-e-a-t-i-f-u-l!!!!!!!!! what did you use to attach the rose to the card?

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

You are a true artist! This card is so much more than just a card! It's 3-D art! LOVE IT!!

bethtrue said...

OMG that's beautiful! love it. how do you come up with so many beautiful ideas! thanks for sharing your talent.

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