Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bloomin' Ric Rak

Today's Ways to Use it challenge is to use ric rak on your card. I am not a huge fan of ric rak, but I did happen to have some here so that I could play!! The ric rak I used was part of the Beachfront Ribbon Originals from SU. The main image was stamped on watercolor paper with Black Stazon and water colored using my SU markers and ink pads. After coloring it, I cut the whole image out and cut the base off of the flowers. I glued the whole base to the paper and then popped up the flowers just a bit. I then covered the whole image with crystal effects. I cut out the layers with my square nestabilities dies and pierced holes around the edges. The card base is 5 1/4sq. and it is Chocolate Chip then Soft Sky. The DP is from the Afternoon Tea DSP. I wrapped around a piece of Chocolate wide grosgrain and then layered the ric rak on top of it. I then added a spiral clip with some Soft Sky ribbon and Chocolate taffeta. The sentiment is also from the Bloomin' Beautiful set and it was stamped in CC, then pierced along the paper at the top and bottom. I thought it looked kinda bare, so I put some tiny flowers with pearl brads through them at the bottom. I am not sure if that is the direction I should have gone, but what's done is done!!
stamps-Bloomin Beautiful
paper-Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, watercolor and Afternoon Tea DSP
ink-Black Stazon, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip
tools-aqua painter, white pen, SU markers, spiral clip, ribbon, pearl brads, flowers, crystal effects


  1. Sweeeeeet card! Love the colors, the stamp choice, that pearl with the flower...awesome!

  2. This is gorgeous, and I love the colors too!!

  3. This is adorable! I saw it quickly in passing earlier on SCS, but now I can go back and add it to my favs.

  4. what a beauty this one is! LUV it!

  5. absilutely gorgeous, jessie !!!!!!
    the colors, the design and the accent-just beautiful

  6. Pretty, pretty, pretty.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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