Tag Archive | Pink Pirouette

Rue Des Fleurs dress for 10th birthday card

One of the most amazing ideas I saw at Convention, and adored, was a very, very clever way to use the umbrella in Rue Des Fleurs as a dress!  Now, I’m so sorry, I don’t know who to credit for this amazing dress.  There could be others out there on the internet, but my inspiration came from the very clever demo who displayed her work at Convention in Canberra – and the project was amazing too!  If anyone can tell who this lady was or provide a link for my inspiration, please do! 

I made this card slightly different to the one I saw at Convention (it was embossed in gold and coloured with Cherry Cobbler), but this card was for a good friend’s daughter, who is turning 10, so more pink was appropriate!  I embossed the image using clear Versamark, inking in Cherry Cobbler and then the Cherry scented Embossing Powder – so this project has a YUMMY smell 🙂  I coloured in some of the embossed image with my Pink Pirouette market. 

I used the stamp sets, Rue Des Fleurs and the sentiment from Bring on the Cake.  I’ve used the colour combination Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz. 

The itty bitty flower shapes punch was perfect for the flowers, which I scrunched up and sponged before popping a pearl on each flower.  A little sponging the Very Vanilla edge finished off the card!  Now that you’ve seen an alternative use for this stamp set – don’t you feel justified in wanting to buy it (if you haven’t already!). 

If you really want it, because you’ve been inspired like I was inspired, you can see more than one use for this lovely stamp set, and you live in Australia, simply email me at rachel.capps@yahoo.com.au, mention this post by saying “you feel justified”, place your order with me for this stamp set at $42.94 (clear mount) or $53.95 (wood mount) and I will arrange for it to be shipped to you, where ever you want (home or work), for FREE.  This is a once-only offer which ends with the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue on 31 July 2012.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Vintage Wallpaper Wedding Place Name Cards

There is a little more to tell of Cath and Steve’s wedding, besides the waterfall of torrential rain that flooded their bridal table just as they were about to be seated or the fire alarm that interrupted the start of the speeches and couldn’t be turned off until the firemen arrived to flick the ‘off’ switch.  All true.  Trust Canberra to provide a delicious wedding memory.  

But, there are a couple more cards.  Today, I’ve posted the place name cards I made for all the guests.  Again, I used Basic Grey cardstock and Whisper White embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, by now the signature of Cath and Steve’s wedding invitations.  I added a pearl to the centre of the embossed design, and a touch of Pink Pirouette and Baroque Motifs to one corner.

I printed all names on vellum paper and then punched them out using the Scallop Oval punch and I attached each name with Mini Glue dots – perfect because of their transparency.



Well, the honeymoon is over and it’s back to work soon for the bridal couple, but I still have one more card from the wedding to show you.  Check back tomorrow!

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation with a touch more pink

After the last invitation, Cath wanted to see what it would look like with a softer pink look.  So I ditched the Basic Grey layer from the middle panel and replaced it with Pink Pirouette.

Now as I didn’t have any Pink Pirouette ribbon except this lovely thick retired ribbon – I used it anyway, just so Cath could see the differences between the Pretty In Pink and Pink Pirouette.  Of course, I was sure to let Cath know I couldn’t replicate this gorgeous ribbon because it’s now retired 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂

More Pony Party

This is another card made with Pony Party and its complementary wheel, Dreams.  I’ve made this ready-to-go for one of my daughter’s school friends, just so I can avoid my usual making a card at the last minute!  Do you prepare ahead or are you a last minute stamper?

I used the colours Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette for this card.  I stamped the pony in Rich Razzleberry and then used a blender pen with the Pink Pirouette ink pad to colour in the pony (and the same for the pony’s mane, tail and hooves in Rich Razzleberry).   I stamped the grass with Old Olive and I wheeled Dreams in Pink Pirouette on Pink Pirouette paper for a subtle tone on tone effect and background. 

And for a touch of magic – some white chunky sprinkles are stuck to the pony’s wings using Tombow glue.

I’ve used the Scallop Oval punch and layered over it the large oval punch with the sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  The ribbon is the finishing touch!

Thanks for looking 🙂

My Convention swap

Well, Convention has been and gone this year.  It was my first time, and it sure lived up to my expectations!

This was the swap I made, using the stamp sets En Francais, Medallion and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I made a few different versions of this card, but this is the one I liked the best after they were all done.

I love this colour combo together, and I’m relieved that both Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand will follow us into the new catalogue when it launches in September 2010. Phew!

I was trying for a shabby chic look and began by stamping En Francais in Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped my Medallion in Versamark ink and then tapped my Pink Pirouette over the already Versamark-inked Medallion.  Then I stamped the Medallion half over the En Francais image.  And then I embossed the Medallion with clear embossing powder.   This is a close up:

I used the Scallop Oval, Large Oval and Small Oval punches to stamp my Teeny Tiny Sentiment and layer it.  Then I sponged all edges with Sahara Sand ink.   The strip was punched with the Scallop Edge punch and the thin strip of paper that was left after I punched my scallop edge is the piece I used to layer over the Sahara Sand strip (and that was textured Sahara Sand).  I love using up scraps!

Convention was amazing this year, and I’m grateful for all the amazing swaps I received in return for mine – thanks for sharing, ladies!

Thanks for looking 🙂

Flight of the Butterfly birthday

A long, long time ago (well, it seems like it!), I was lucky to stamp Sharon’s Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  Sharon is one of my lovely team members and her cards are gorgeous!  Thanks, Sharon!!  Check out Sharon’s superb talent here

Anyway, I stamped lots of butterflies and then waited for the right card to put them together.  And this card is for my lovely cousin’s daughter, Brooklyn, who just turned 4.  Brookie had a great birthday party last week and the kids all had a ball.  And the best part?  Seeing Brookie open her presents, wow, ALL the kids loved that part!

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I love this colour combo – Elegant Eggplant and Pink Pirouette, it’s subtlely striking.  And, I think, the Pretties Kit pearls are a classic girlie touch. 

Don’t you think the sentiment is profound …  if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies?  Wow.

Thanks for looking 🙂