Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Olive and I are reunited

This card is inspired by the beautiful work of Pam Morgan, vice-president of Stampin’ Up!®, who demonstrated some wonderful projects to us at Convention. It’s not a lot like her card, but it’s where the idea came from.

First I punched a large flower from some Newsprint paper, then brayered it with Certainly Celery. I sponged some Old Olive ink around the edges of the petals to create a bit of contrast.

Next I ran the flower through the paper crimper. Then again the other way. And again. And possibly again, I can’t remember. By now the paper was looking pretty battered, which is just what I wanted. The battered look is in, have you noticed?! The rest is just layering of Newsprint papers, distressed around the edges, then layered onto some Old Olive cardstock. Oh Old Olive, I have neglected you so much recently – will you ever forgive me?

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Newsprint
Accessories: Fancy Flower Extra Large, Regals Buttons, ¾” circle punch, linen thread, 1/8” taffeta ribbon – Basic Black, Scallop Edge Punch, paper crimper

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. a really lovely card -best wishes Lelsey x

  2. This is adorable, I have always been a big fan of Olive.

  3. Just beautiful! Love that distressed flower! Great tip about the paper crimper, thank you for sharing. :)


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