Thursday 28 July 2011

Strength & Hope... just in time

It doesn't seem long since we welcomed the Autumn/Winter Mini & now there's only a few days & it will be gone. So, I thought I'd better get to showing you some more projects using the goodies I got...other than cupcakes of course.  I feel like I haven't had time to have a good play with my sets & none more so than the beautiful Strength & Hope. I decided I HAD to use it for one of my class projects from last Saturday. Here it is!
I went with a perfect plum & pink pirouette colour scheme - girly, but not too girly. I stamped a butterfly & flourish in pink pirouette ink on the same card, stamped & cut out a plum butterfly, added some pearls (what did I do before these?) The butterfly is attached with a glue dot in the centre & dimensionals on the wings.
For the scallops, I layered pink & plum Patterns DSP scallops on the bottom of the panel, flicked them up for some added texture, then added a final touch of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. Here's a closer shot:
On the inside, I added a pink panel & cut another butterfly, but forgot to take a pic.

Before I go, I'll just share a final reminder about Strength & Hope. As you might remember, this set helps raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation & will only be available until the end of this month. It's not in the new US Idea Book, & I think likely it won't be in ours either when it arrives in September. So if you love it & would like to support this truly worthy cause, order it this month.

If you'd like to know more about the Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope campaign, check out this video from the amazing Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! Co-founder & CEO.

If you'd like any more info or would like to order Strength & Hope, just contact me by Sunday afternoon. I'll be back next time with another Autumn/Winter Mini project from my last class. Until then...
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Great Friend
Card/Paper: perfect plum, pink pirouette, whisper white card, Patterns DSP (subtles - plum & pink pirouette)
Ink: perfect plum, pink pirouette ink pad, perfect plum marker
Accessories: pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, basic pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder


Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I loved making this one, thanks Di! So pretty, gorgeous colour combo!

Christine Blain said...

This is gorgeous, Di! Love the scallops, and the colours you've used. Wish I could come to your classes!!!

Nikki Spencer said...

Wow, this is beautiful Di, love the colours and butterfly and those ruffles are just gorgeous.
Such a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Wow-its a Dream.

Lovely Hugs from Germany