Embellish Magazine Color Challenge with Ric Rac

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

One of my favorite sites to visit for stamping inspiration is embellish magazine. The challenges are great and I love to see what everyone comes up with! This time I am actually submitting a card myself! Now that my place is finally on the market, I have more crafty time ;-)

When I saw the color combo for the current challenge, I thought it was a very interesting combination, and I don't recall ever making a card with these colors. I really liked it, and I even went out and bought some ric rac so I could participate! I had a great time making this card. Continue reading to see what new technique I tried.

I decided to do a square gatefold card. I used the Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper on the left side, and wanted to put something else on the other side. I've had Pearl Ex powders sitting in my stash for a few years now, but have only played with it once! I found a tutorial on Splitcoast called Pearl Ex - Poppin' Pearls. It's so easy! So, I took the dotted flower stamp, inked it with Versamark, stamped the vanilla cardstock and then used sponge daubers to apply the Pearl Ex to the stamped image! I started with the orange/copper color in the center, then applied the blue. Afterwards I took a kleenex and gently wiped off the excess powder. Since I didn't have acrylic sealer to seal it, I gave it a few squirts of hairspray and that seemed to do the trick. You can see some of the shiny pearl in the close-up shot on the right. Thanks for visiting and I hope you like my take on the challenge!!

I also added some of the patterned paper and kraft cardstock to spice up the inside of the card!

Stamps: Stampin' Up - Baroque Motifs, Polka Dot Punches
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Traveler
Ric Rac: Joann's Brown Papercrafting Ribbon
Other: PK Glitz EP Max- Aquamarine, Pearl Ex - Duo Blue-Green & Super Copper


  1. Very pretty, love the gate fold with the ric rac in the center. So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

  2. Very nice use of ric rac on trim! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge.


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