Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Shelli's Card

Shelli Gardner showed us a card similar to this at the Stampin' Up! Convention. Hers was in different colours - Old Olive and Groovy Guava (which looked divine by the way), but I wanted to change the colours and make it my own. I've used Soft Sky, River Rock, Blue Bayou and Naturals Ivory. This card is great because it looks more complicated than it actually is (gotta love that!)
The stamp set is Brocade Basics, and it has that gorgeous big swirly stem and leaf that takes up almost the whole card-front, leaving you with very little work to do! It has 2 places on the stem perfect for adding one of the floral elements that come in the set.
Shelli showed us how to lightly spritz the paper with water before you stamp, giving it a soft, watercolour look. I stamped my flowers again on top after it had dried, to add some depth.
The top corner has been torn, and a piece of the gorgeous Brocade Background paper slipped in behind. There's another strip of the same paper at the bottom of the card. The cute little {thankyou} is from Occasional Greetings, and has been punched out with the small and large Oval Punches. I sponged the edges with a dauber to soften them. To finish it off, some more swirls from the same set in Versamark down the side, a strip of Soft Sky Double-Stitched ribbon, and some half-pearls from the Pretties Kit.


  1. Gorgeous Marelle. I love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Holy Dooly Marelle!! - this is just gorgeous!! LOVE IT!


  3. WOW! I just discovered your blog. You are so amazing! I'll be checking back often! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to CASE some of these.

  4. Wow, love it, thanks for sharing as I missed out of Shelli this year. Must get this set
    Bev Mantle



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