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Pearls and Lace

Hello

Welcome to a new week in another new month.  The year is disappearing so quickly, it will be time to make Christmas cards again soon (sorry for that reminder!).  Sunday is Mother's Day and I have made this card for my Mum, who is a pearls and lace kind of lady. 

I have kept the design really simple, given the bold embellishments I have used. The DSP is the lovely Springtime Vintage that was available in the US in their last mini.  I've matched it with Rich Razzleberry to give it some 'pop' and lovely lace that I've had for ages (lace being top of mind after 'that' wedding). I made another of the gorgeous Joanne Leddy cardstock flowers in textured Very Vanilla, as the centrepiece.  This time I used a 5/16" brad and a larger flower punch for the centre which is a good platform for the large flat back pearl in the centre.

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Here is a close-up of the flower.  I think the textured cardstock adds something as well.

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Project Details
Stamps Strength & Hope, Well Scripted
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla (Textured & Smooth), Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
Accessories Wide Lace (not SU), Basic Pearls, Pretties Kit (Retired), String of Pearls (not SU), 5/16" brad
Tools Little Leaves Die, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Paint (Mist), Fancy Flower punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Small 5 petal flower punch (not SU)

Not long now until the Stampin' Up! Convention, which is in Melbourne this year - woohoo!  I've been busy in the background making swaps, so I will show you those soon.

Have a good week.

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