Let’s Celebrate Connections!

Welcome to Spring!  It’s May, and the flowers are popping up all over the place!  Along with the flowers is another challenge over at the H2H blog!  You should definitely check out the challenges and play along!  They are so fun!

Today I have a super fun card, that is going out to a friend that I haven’t seen in a bit.  I hadn’t gotten a chance to play with the white pearl paper yet, so I did!  It turned out so fun!!  (I wasn’t sure if my technique was going to work, or not!  I’m so glad it did!)

So, I grabbed my scraps bag and picked out a few colors that I thought would work well together.  I wanted one to be a very neutral color and one to be a bright pop of something.  I think I succeeded there, what do you think?

I am using Almond and Raspberry cardstocks along with the white pearl paper.  I stamped the image from the May SOTM in Mink ink, directly on the pearl paper.  Then I grabbed a piece of scrap printer paper, and ‘dabbed’ it over the pearl paper, to remove any excess ink.  Since this paper does have a shine, it wasn’t going to take as much ink as normal cardstock would.  Then I took my heat tool to it, just to be safe.

Then I just lined everything up!  I did just use scraps of the Raspberry paper under the pearl, and the Almond is just a couple of strips as well!

I popped the sentiment up on some thin foam tape, after stamping in Raspberry ink, of course!  I wrapped a smidge of the mink twine around it, and viola!

And!  Those adorable dots!  I WISH we had them in raspberry!!  But, believe it or not, those started as white!  I used the dark red blend and the bright pink blend markers to create the raspberry color!  It’s hard to photograph with the sheen of the pearl paper, but they match almost perfectly!  I was so pleased!

Join me, Monday night as I make another card just like this!  5pm Pacific over on my Facebook page!

Thanks so much for checking out my little card today!  I do hope you stop over to the H2H challenge blog to see what the other fantastic ladies have for you!  (They are all super cute, btw!)  Then, maybe you can play along as well!

~ Michelle

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