Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pearlized Papers Card: Write with Care

I took things in an unexpected direction for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

 Normally I'd respond to a pearlized challenge with tons of paints, mixed media - I even experimented with stitching pearls onto my cardstock, but none of the results were really pleasing to me this time around. Just not feeling all that glimmer mist!

So I wound up pulling my project apart, and going very minimal with some pearlized papers, just a DCWV stack that I've had for eons that I usually use as a jewelry phtoto backdrop. (Stash busting, yay.)

The lady is a prinout from The Graphics Fairy, backed with cardstock and stitched into place. I wanted the stitching to be very raw and simple and show clearly, so I handstitched with brown thread.

The butterflies are hand stamped, and then embellished with a little text cut out from my stash of vintage past-the-point-of-no-return books. This one was a school primer, lots of writing and drawing in the margins.

Hand stamped sentiment, glued over a snippet of vintage ribbon.  This came from a short-lived store right near my house, so sad they're gone, they were the vintage ribbon queens and I should have bought more! Stash regret. :(

One last macro to show off that pretty pearlized sheen!

Challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


  1. That pearlized paper is so pretty! Very nice card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. What a pretty and whimsical card! I like the image and what you've done to accent the lady. Thanks for stopping by Contagiously Crafty! It was so nice of you to comment!


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