Friday, March 16, 2012

FM50: Faux Pearls

 
  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "project using the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique & the Sketch.

Time for a new challenge from The Friday Mashup!   Heidi is hosting this week and has a great challenge with the awesome sketch pictured above along with a fun technique.  I had a great time making my card and I bet you will too if you'll play along!  
There's those darn Itty Bitty flowers again!  I told you I needed an intervention.  :)   I also used a much neglected set, Best Friends Forever.   It was a freebie from Convention and not one I'd normally buy.  When I do use it I always love the cards, so I'm thinking I need to use it more often.  

Stamps:  Best Friends Forever, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Glossy White, Neutrals DSP stack
Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, 3 inch circle die, Tasteful Trim die, Itty Bitty punch pack, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Champagne Shimmer Paint, basic pearls, sponges

Before I go, one other announcement and it's an exciting one!   To celebrate the 50th challenge, The Friday Mashup is having a Blog Candy Blowout!   Each of the design team members has some candy on their blog that's up for grabs!    To win, you'll need to do the following:
1.  Play along with the challenge!  
2.  Visit and comment on each of the DT member's blog.
3.  Live in either the US or Canada. 

We will be drawing winners on Thursday, March 22nd.   Each blog will have a unique winner to spread the love around.  :)    Here's what I'll be giving away from my blog:
Designer Frames Embossing Folders!  Woot! 

28 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is a gorgeous card Rita!
I love the colours you've used and every time you've used that set I've really liked what you've made!
I think it should be one of your favourites actually because you make lovely cards with it.

Oh and I hate to be the one to break it to you.... but I don't think that Stampin Up pearls are real pearls. Disappointing I know! :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Rita, this is simply lovely.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Sheri said...

Such a pretty, warm looking card. I really like the color combo.

Heidi Baks said...

My stamp is much neglected too! And I, as well, love those Itty Bitty flowers!! :)

Anonymous said...

So many great ideas in one wonderful card! Thanks for the inspiration! Kit Marie

Carol Lucas said...

Very nice card: love those little yellow flowers and the pearl centers make it extra special. Lovely!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! I need that intervention as well! I adore those teeny flowers!

Kim P said...

Gorgeous card! Great color scheme...nearly neutral...making it so striking! I have held off on getting those other dies...but I need bigger circles! Thanks for the shopping tip! LOL

Jen said...

Those little bitty flowers are so pretty I can totally see why you want to use them all the time. I love the little pearls in the center too!

SueBee said...

Beautiful card,love the color choice.
Susan B.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I really love this card. I just received this set, but haven't taken the time to use it yet. Definitely have to after seeing this. Colors are awesome, and so is the technique. thanks so much for sharing.

Cara T said...

I really love your design. The itty bitty flower bunch is one of my favorites as well. And adding a mini pearl in the center just adds that extra special touch to any card.

Gayle said...

The neutral colors in this card make it versatile. The lovely design could be used for many occassions. Love the flowers! Gayle

Gayle said...

The neutral colors in the card make it very versatile! The design is lovely and could be used for many different occasions. Love those itty bitty flowers!
Gayle

MCH said...

Very nice use of color Rita, I really love your card and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the itsy bitsy - you like what you like and make it work beautifully! Good Job!

RoStamps4Fun said...

I love the card...I was at that same convention..and I too have put that stamp set in the back of my closet..time to get it out and see what I can come up with...thanks so much for the inspiration....and thanks for offering the blog candy..off to the next blog....hugs..Ro

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Rita, your cards are always so gorgeous... I love the colours you used and the addition of the Itty Bitty flowers to the stamp :)

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

BEautiful card!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

BEautiful card!

Ann Schach said...

Lovely card, Rita! Of course, the pearls are fabulous and you can never have too many! I think I may need a pearl intervention!

Lisa said...

Okay Rita, these colors are AWESOME, I love your card!! So pretty!!

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

But the itty bitty flowers are so fun! They really give a nice layered look and are so cute with those pearls in the middle. Great job on the pearl technique, too. I have to give this a try soon.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hold the phone with this fabby color combo! I LOVE this card, Rita!! *jaw dropped* Keep on using those bitty blooms, my friend...you are on a craftin' roll!! :)

Darcie Bardach said...

I know what you mean about those little flowers, I don't think they make a card that couldn't use some of them! EEEeeee, I do not have those folders and would love to win them. Lovely card!

A Little About Me said...

I am a first-time visitor to your blog - very cute cards!

A Little About Me said...

I am a first-time visitor to your blog - very cute cards!

Notes by Nina said...

Rita your card is gorgous, I love the colours you used and your flowers are darling.

Aileen said...

So pretty, lovely colours. x