Monday, September 15, 2008

Eastern Happiness

This is the last card for this month's stamp camp. It's very soft and feminine, isn't it? Kind of makes you wan to break out in to your very own rendition of "I feel Pretty" from the West Side Story. No? It must just be me, then.

To make the card I first stamped the three flowers in riding hood red and punched them out using the 1" circle pinch. I then layered each flower on a 1 1/4 pink pirouette circle and then on a 1 3/8" riding hood red circle. I attached all three to a piece of whisper white card stock that I stamped with the cherry tree branch pattern in pink pirouette ink. I added a riding hood red mat and I used my scalloped edge punch to create ric rak from a strip of riding hood red card stock. I mounted the finished image on a pink pirouette base and stamped the sentiment from the Heard from the Heart set.

Making the ric rak is a little challenging the first time, but thanks to my friend Trina, who taught us some scalloped edge punch tricks at our last demo meeting, I managed just fine. I predict a lot of ric rak in my future!


Holly said...

That looks just like rik rak! Now thanks to you I Feel Pretty is running through my head.

TiStampsUp said...

AND GAAAY! Now it's stuck in MY head!

I love these 2 stamp sets. Heard from the Heart just came in the mail for me yesterday, and I love playing with eastern blooms.

Very very pretty card! Great job!