Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I came up with this really great card that I wanted to do for a swap for an upcoming Stampin' Up! event, but I needed these flat-backed pearl beads, and I simply did not have enough of them for my swap cards. SO, I decided I would try my hand at making some, and this is what I came up with. I was very pleased with the results!

For the faux beads I took an empty brad container and put a little mixture of 2/3 crystal effects (item #101055--available in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog) and 1/3 Frost White Shimmer Paint (item #116854--a "write in available to order now). I mixed them together really well with a popsicle stick. Then I sucked the mixture up into an eye dropper and dropped little circles of the mixture onto a sheet of wax paper. I let them dry overnight, then peeled the little faux beads off, added a mini glue dot (item #103683--in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog)to the back and attached them to my heart! They aren't even tacky, which I really like!

For the card I used my Stampin' Up! Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die for my Big Shot (item #117332--available in the Occasions Mini Catalog until April 30th). I also used my Full Heart Stampin' Up! Punch (item #113693--in the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog). I also used my Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impresions Folder for the Big Shot (item #117335--available in the Occasions Mini Catalog until April 30, 2010) to put all those nice little dots on my cardstock. The sentiment is from the Only Ovals stamp set (item #111666--in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog). I punched the sentiment out with my Wide Oval Punch (item #112082--in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog).

Where'd that awesome background paper come from?? Well, at the same event I'm swapping this card, I will also be doing a demonstration with the Presto Patterns Specialty Paper. If you aren't a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, this will be a little sneak peek of what's come in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! If you were a demonstrator, you could be playing with it right now, just like I am! NEED to be a demonstrator, just contact me, and I'll be happy to share all the perks of being a demosntrator with you and help you to join my Stampin' Up! demonstrator family. Or you can go HERE, use the password RubberRoom and sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and start enjoying one of the greatest jobs you could ever imagine!

The Presto Patterns Specialty paper comes in white with embossed images on the pages. You get to pick what color you want to add and how you want to add it! I will be offering a class soon teaching my customers how wonderful this paper is and all the endless possibilities for bringing it to life!

This was a very fun card to make, and I'm hoping the gals I'm swapping with really enjoy it!

1 comment :

Natalie Decker said...

Way cool technique for the half back pearls. I always run out of those! Thanks for a great idea!

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