Friday, 28 July 2017

WWYS#126 - Label Me Pretty

Hi! So glad you could drop by my blog and have a little look. Today's post is a new challenge entry for me, the challenge is called What Will You Stamp. They are a weekly challenge group, selecting a new stamp each week to focus on. I love blog hops/challenges with a focus on one stamp set as you get a lot of different ideas for the one stamp set!

The Label Me Pretty Stamp Set has a coordinating punch that makes creating projects a cinch. I've chose to use the Happy Birthday image and a very classic and elegant palette of Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Gold. Here is my card....

I haven't coloured the image, just stamped in black and then clear embossed. Oh, how I love the new Shimmer Ribbon in black. It just goes to show you how shimmery it is when my camera actually picks the shimmer up!

For the mat, I have place my Very Vanilla card stock in the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and scored 1 inch diagonally across one way and then the other to give a "quilted" look and at each intersection (where the lines cross) I have adhered a tiny pearl, embossed in gold. To do this I cut out the number of pearls I needed still on their backing sheet and pressed this into my Versamark pad, sprinkled gold embossing powder on and gently heated with an already warmed up Heat Tool, voila gold pearls!

Here is another version, just a bit simplified, using up my leftover bits and bobs (when I am designing a card I often will cut out/stamp something in a couple of different colours and play until I am happy with the look. My leftovers box is overflowing! I have given myself the challenge, to wherever possible create another project with the leftovers!) On this example I have used the back side of a Very Vanilla mat, the embossed side?? Whereas in the first example I used the front side, debossed?? I could have those two mixed up, but you know what I mean! To let you in on a little secret I thought to do this as this piece was cast aside as I went a bit wonky on my scoring and as it turns out if you turn it over the embellishment piece covers it nicely. As they say in the art world, "There are no mistakes, just creative opportunities!"

For the inside of both designs I thought that the beautiful floral image from Wood Words Stamp Set, went really well with the flowers on the front image.

Now, if you would like to play along or just check out all the other amazing creations with the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set, click on the WWYS badge below, the badge also has a picture of all the other great images in this set.

Thank you again for stopping by! For your information ,below is pictured most of the materials I used to make these cards. If you would like to purchase them, clicking on one of the items will take you to my online shop or if you would rather just purchase ready made cards, made by me or have any questions just use the Contact Me section on the right hand toolbar of this blog.

Cheers Megan xx

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  1. What a very elegant card, Megan! And the inside is beautiful as well. Well done! Thanks for joining in at this week's challenge at WWYS.

  2. These are both so pretty Megan. Love the gold embossed embellishements - perfect for the faux quilting. Now I need that black ribbon! Stunning. Glad you could join us this week at WWYS?

  3. Love that scored background, what a great effect! Thanks for playing along at WWYS this week

  4. Fabulous cards Megan! Love the black trims and I love love love Gold! Thanks for playing with WWYS this week x Carolina