I was looking at my stamps collection to figure out which one I'd use along with this set and decided I would ink up my new Button Buddies set (which I won through the So Shelli creative contest - woo-hoo!). I had every intention of adding buttons to the cherries, but they looked so cute stamped in red with the little light reflection on them that I decided to leave them unembellished. Well, that is, until I decided to add Crystal Effects to them to create a shiny look. I almost regret it a little because I know the Crystal Effects can sometimes change the ink colour underneath and this is what happens here. I had colored the image with markers and the cherries were a nice red shade that matched the papers perfectly, but after adding the Crystal Effects, the colour turned to a slightly more loud pinkish shade! It still works, but...
Notice those lovely papers I used? They're from the Berry Bouquet pack. They are presented in the Holidays mini as a Christmas paper pack, but really, if you use only the stripes, polka dots (which are glittered!!) and flowers, they will work for any occasion. The red button is from the same collection. The two pinked borders are leftover pieces from cutting rickrack out of glimmer paper using the Tasteful Trims die. No wasting of that gorgeous paper! The sentiment is from the new sentiment set Petite Pairs and reads, "Happy Birthday."
One detail that sort of gets lost in the picture is the embossed background. I stamped the Fine Flourish stamp all over the card base and embossed the image with clear powder for a delicate lace look.
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Stamps: Button Buddies, Quelques lignes, Fine Flourish
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Designer papers: Berry Bouquet
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Punches: Scallop Ribbon, Circle, Scallop Circle
Accessories: Berry Bouquet button, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, pinking shears,
Crystal Effects, Markers, red glimmer paper, Clear embossing powder,
Tasteful Trims die, Stampin' Dimensionals