Tuesday, December 7, 2010

For someone special

Hope you're keeping warm or staying cool, depending on where you live, and that you're not stressing to much with this seasons preparations. I'm done with the cards and the shopping, so easy with the web shops! So I treated myself to some time in the craft room and played with a fantastic stamp set from Penny Black called Illuminations, I used it both for the image and the backing paper. So nice to leave the Christmas card making for lovely flowers.

I also used:
Old page from a dictionary coloured with Distress Inks.
Tsukineko embossing stamp pad and embossing powder for the image.
Distress Inks to make the image pop, for stamping and distressing the backing paper and for the Prima Flowers.
Liquid Pearls for flowers and Perfect Pearl mist for flowers, backing paper and image, the poor daylight doesn't make any justice to the fab shimmer.
MS border punch, gems and ribbon from my stash ( I actually cut the very short piece of ribbon in halves, it still looks as it goes all the way around).

Simon Says Stamps Challenge: a fab sketch by Domi, thanks sweetie!
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: stamp on anything but white card
Moving Along With The Times: for someone special (can't tell, it will be a surprise)



  1. Stunning card :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and embellies are all gorgeous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Oh Maarit I agree, I should love to leave Christmas behind. I'm not ready - actually for the first time in years, and I don't like it.
    Love the colour you chose for the card, and the flowers are so pretty, looking forward to spring already!

  3. A lovely card Marrit.

    So imaginative how you stamped over the print and achieved such interest and I can imagine the shimmer, not easy to pick up on pictures.

    B x

  4. Wow Maarit this is fabulous card,
    love all, the stamp, flowers...

  5. Hi Maarit. Couldnt agree more about web shopping!! This card is lovely. I love the techniques you have used, particularly using the old book page. Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  6. Maarit this is beautiful gorgeous design, thanks for joining us at PBSC

  7. Love the combinations of colours and papers that you have used on this card to stuning effect. I too have done most of my shopping on the web and am now waiting for the postman to struggle through the snow and cold weather to deliver in time for christmas!!!

  8. Stunning card, love the colours, the flowers, everything is just perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  9. Hi Maarit

    Absolutely beautiful. What a stunning piece of work.

    Such gorgeous colours and very inspirational.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Hi, Ah this is such a sweet card. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

  11. love your beautiful card maarit and thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

  12. Absolutely stunning creation Maarit, the image, flowers and colour is just perfect for someone special.
    Lorraine x

  13. Beautiful card, love the colours you have used.
    Louise xx


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