February 18, 2016

Elegance - Aimee Ann - Week 3

Hello Everyone! While you’re reading this, I’m freezing my tush off in Minnesota! I hope you’re all keeping warm!

This week I’ll be sharing three cards I made using the dress form stamps as well as some glitter embossing powder, PearlEx, and lotsa bling! I hope you like them!

For my first card, I used the Dress Form Set. I stamped it in light grey, twice across the card front, trimming the edges so I wouldn’t have a half dress form hanging off the edge of my card. I then stamped the Elegance sentiment in black Versa-fine ink. I adhered a strip of grey and white polka dot ribbon around my white card front. I mounted my card front onto grey card textured card stock, then onto a black and white damask print patterned paper and onto a white card base. I tied a bow with another piece of the polka dot ribbon and adhered it to the front, then attached three rows of pearls. Quick and simple with a lot of elegance, just like the stamp says!

For my next card, I used each of the dress form stamps and aligned them using my MISTI then individually stamped them in a rainbow of colors using Distress Ink.

I then used Versa-Mark to stamp the BE sentiment and heat embossed it using glitter embossing powder. I used the stitched rectangles die to give some texture to my boarder then inked the edges. I mounted it on purple shimmering card stock then inked those edges as well. Then I mounted it to a white card base. Just look at the shine!

For my final card of the week, I broke out my PearlEx. These are the same as Perfect Pearls, but come in a larger variety of colors for a cheaper price. For this card, I used Dress Form 2 – Simple Swirl and the Confidence is Sexy sentiment stamp.

I ran a piece of black card stock through my embossing machine, again using the stitched rectangle die cut. I stamped my image and sentiment in Versa-Mark and layered on various colors of PearlEx using a standard paint brush. I then misted a little water over the surface to set to PearlEx. I mounted the card front onto my purple shimmery card stock then onto a white card base. I adhered a few gems to help fill the space above the sentiment. I always struggle with my bling placement, but try to stick to the rule of using an odd number based on a blog post I read forever ago about how the brain reacts to odd or even numbers of things. What is your rule for bling?

Let me know what you think of this week’s cards! Last week will be my last submission and I’ll be bringing you something for wedding season!

Have a great weekend everyone and keep warm!

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  1. These are really elegant cards. Love the stamps (which I have) and will be using these as my inspiration, thank you very much x Also loving my Misti which arrived to the UK in the week from yourselves and loving it x

  2. Can't wait to hear how much you love your MISTI and see what you create!

  3. LOVE the cards Aimee! ^__^ My favorite is the grey one, it has an uber classy feel to it! I adore the dress forms, and I am one dress form away from completing my set.... hopefully will complete set next month! Thank you so much for sharing! *Big Panda Hugs* <3

  4. Gorgeous cards Aimee! Loving them all! Am gonna try and craft this weekend however I am so overwhelmed with homework.


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