Monday, 11 July 2011

Birthday Passionette and VIDEO…

Hello there I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, mine was splendid spent Saturday with hubs and Sunday with my favourite people ever, my team and fellow demonstrators, it was a great day and I came home exhausted but so happy.
Today however I want to shout  about Tara’s Happy Day and her special card. Tara is a lovely friend and team member, she works full time and has a young family to look after so she is not a business orientated demo but a valued member of our team nevertheless.
Tara loves purple and once again I had a challenge on my hands. This time though I  turned to my trusty Colour Coach for a suitable purple combination. And guess what? I have found a firm favourite!! Surprised smile I know!! me and purple can now be friends.
tara s hb
Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand. I love the softness of this combo and if you haven’t tried our Square Lattice embossing folder yet then you must get it as soon as you can. I am addicted to it, as I arranged those designer paper squares on my cardstock I wasn’t that sold on the whole look of this card but as soon as I run the whole layer through this folder I was WOW’ed and this was the point I fell in love with the scheme and went for it.
The beautiful stem on my focal panel comes from the Sweetheart stamp set and was stamped in Sahara Sand ink, this is another neutral that stole my attention lately I seem to choose it over Crumb Cake right now, is  very pretty. The sentiment comes from the Perfect punches set and it was punched out with the large Oval punch a layer of blushing bride cardstock was punched with the scallop oval punch, I love how Stampin'Up! punches work so well together.
tara s hb close
And then there was the lush flower head made with the gorgeous Fancy Flower punch. I think I added 5 layers of perfect plum cardstock punched flowers and held them together with a filigree brad ( I got this idea from my uber talented friend Jenny Moors, thank you lovely Jen :).
A few rhinestones  and some white organza ribbon finished this little masterpiece off. I had a very sweet message from Tara this morning saying she loved it so that was nice feedback.
TARA I hope you will enjoy the rest of your special day my love and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Now get me! before I cleaned my desk I have made another card slightly different for a new friend.
Such pretty colours they really make me smile .
I hope you enjoyed my offering today and here’s the video on the paper roses featured in this post, thank you for bearing with me. Enjoy and see you again very soon, till then big hugs xxx
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  1. These roses are really pretty Monica and so easy to do with just a circle punch, thanks so much for sharing this fab idea, hugs Sara xxx

  2. Hi Monica
    gorgeous flowers ...thanks for the video.....

  3. Really pretty card, those colours are beautiful. You make the flowers seem so easy in the video, I think we will have to try it.

  4. Awesome card! Thanks for the video!
    Miranda :)

  5. Thanks for all of your inspirations, the video and all of the wonderful ideas you post!

  6. Wow this is beautiful and just love the colours thanks for the video Luv Sue x

  7. Hi Monica ,
    Your roses are gorgeous .
    It's funny because I did the sames butI made them the opposite way.If you want to see ,here is the link to my "tuto" :
    and here is an example of some made with "yoghourt cap":
    I will try your way now.
    Have a nice day.
    Katou (demo in Paris)


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