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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Inspired by a piece of ribbon

This card I share with you today, all came together by this piece of ribbon I picked up  last week for which I had a piece of Basic Grey paper in mind. When I matched it up I knew it would work well together, so my next thought is what image would suite this combination. So, for my post today,  I share with you Bellas Topiary.

As usual, I stamped on bella's bestest paper and colored with my prismas. After cutting out with labels #14 I left the die on and shaded around the image with versamagic pixie pink - it was a bit too pink for my liking so added some versamagic wheat to tone it down. I don't know if you can see in the picture or not but underneath the image is a layer of vellum- the next size up #14 die was too big, so I turned the die upside down (the one I cut the image with) and traced it out onto vellum, then cut it out.  It gave just enough of a difference in size for what I wanted. The dusty pink c/s was cut with labels #13.
Finished it off with some glitter on the flowers and some pearls.
The ribbon seems a bit dark in the photo, it is kind of a dark purple/burgundy color.

Thanks for stopping by, see you on friday for the challenge.


  1. Hey Pauline! This topiary is beauiful! Love the paper you picked out too....very rich and elegant. :)

  2. Love the additional layer of vellum! It added a nice elegant touch here. Can't tell you how many times I've wished for an in between Nestie! As if there aren't enough sizes already - right? Your shading frames the topiary beautifully too - a little pinky/purple and a little soft beige. Yum!

  3. Love it! Love those colours together.
    I trace around my nesties sometimes too to get that inbetween size. Nice card.

    By the way, how do you store your clear stamps?