Friday 5 October 2012

Papaya Collage emboss/resist

So far I've been pretty restrained with my Papaya Collage stamp set because that's the kind of girl I am (although there are those that would tell you different!) But today I've gone all out in a frenzy of feminine gorgeousness! Come and have a look:

I chose a colour palette of Crumb Cake, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals and went for a dreamy, vintage feel. A lacy white mat, flowing script, a shimmery butterfly, a seam binding bow, pearls - what didn't I use?!

The swirly En Français background stamp is perfect for the emboss/resist technique and teams well with  the ornate frame in Papaya Collage. I can tell that fern is going to be very well-used in the Craft Square Metre too and I love it in the new Gumball Green! The Scallop Trim border punch was used to create the layered edging.

The sentiment is from the wonderful Curly Cute set and I've used the soft Crumb Cake seam binding to underline it. Finishing touches include pearls, the stunning butterfly from Papaya Collage, and a mist of Primrose Petals using the colour spritzer tool.

Here's a close up of that pretty butterfly, shimmering with a touch of dazzling diamonds glitter.

Well, it was great fun romping about with this card but you know, I really am a CAS girl at heart!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Papaya Collage, En Français, Curly Cute
Ink: Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Gunball Green, River Rock, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other: Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake seam binding, Scallop Trim border punch, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, markers, Colour Spritzer tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

When my daughter was very small, she liked to 'do' my hair. I was a very good mummy and kept very still while she tugged and brushed and combed and twisted my hair into a comedy hairstyle, but it took ALL my self control to sit and let her add slides and ribbons and scrunchies and the kitchen sink and the cat (well okay, perhaps not the last two things but you get my point!)

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon.


  1. This is gorgeous, Vicky, I bet it's stunning irl. I'm dying to have a play with the new colours.

  2. Hi Vicky
    I love this ... You are sooo clever...., love the butterfly... Love everything...,, i might have to case this if i may it...
    I feel a bit better today i cant have lemsip with some other tablels i take .... I am going to get up today .... I did have a good look at the cattie .. What a book!!!. My order is nearly ready.....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  3. Another stunning card Vicky and live your colour combo


  4. Very pretty Vicky, lovely colour combo and a change from your usual CAS style. Just ordered curly cute!

  5. Beautiful, stunning card Vicky, love the design. It's my fav of the week :)

    I wonder if you ever went out with any combs or grips in your hair forgetting they were in there? I love having my hair combed and played with, l could of sat all day letting your daughter. Once, l painted my Dad's fingernails with clear nail polish when he was asleep, it took him days to notice lol

    Have a fantastic weekend, take care xxx

  6. Oh Vicky, this is fabulous! Love every element - sometimes it's good to have a crafting frenzy, gets it out of the system! Hugs, Di xx

  7. Just scrummy Vicky! Love all the details and it's still not tons of layers! Tastefully done. x

  8. So, so pretty Vicky, love the background stamp and that wonderful colour combo:)
    Val x

  9. Stunning card, Vicky, very beautiful! Have a lovely weekend. sue x

  10. You may be CAS at heart, but you can rock collage and embellishments too! Gorgeous :-D
    Loving the new gumball green colour.

  11. Well...I love your frenzy! Those leaves look gorgeous! I love the white script, shimmery butterfly and lacy edge. Not forgetting your pretty bow and pearls. Definitely my kind of card. Gorgeous card, Vicky! xx

  12. Beautiful! I'm amazed with what you do with this stamp set! We have already had it in the U.S. for several months, and you have done the most prettiest artwork I have seen with this set!

  13. Really beautiful and I love this collage effect. Have a fab weekend hugs Karen

  14. Hello Vicky

    Your card is so beautiful, elegant and gorgeous. I love every single detail.

  15. Love this card Vicky - it's stunning. have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx

  16. Beautiful card, so much prettiness! My kids have all gone through a "let's play hairdressers" phase. If one of them actually does become a hairdresser, it would save me a fortune! xxx

  17. Vicky this is beautiful. Love the colours x

  18. Such a pretty card Vicky - love the fresh colours you have used to showcase this beautiful stamp set. So glad they have retained this lovely edge punch - I would be lost without it ! Jane x

  19. Very pretty card, Vicky, all the different bits n pieces all go together beautifully, as do the colours and ribbon and ..... I could keep on going! Helen


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