Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Mashup #50!! Blog Candy!!

Hello, and Happy Friday!! It's a great day, because we celebrating Challenge #50 at the Friday Mashup!! And a celebration isn't complete without some treats! So this week, we have Blog Candy on each Design Team members' blogs! More on that at the end of my post.
But first, Heidi is hosting this week's challenge, and it's a beauty!! We have a great sketch and a fun technique!
  1. Make a project using the "Sketch"
  2. Or Make a project using the "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique"
  3. Or Mash it Up! and Make a project using the "Sketch" and "Faux Mother of Pearl Technique"

    This is such a lovely technique that I had NEVER used before! (This DT gig has really expanded my horizons! LOL) If it is new to you, check out this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
My card is filled with fresh colors for spring! All products used are from Stampin' Up! After flipping the sketch, I started with a wonder wisteria card base, layered with lucky limeade and 2 sides of the same sheet of Cheerful Treat dsp (a hostess item in the Idea Book & Catalog.) I added some retired polka dot melon mambo ribbon, but you can get new ribbon with scallops! Next, I used shimmer paint on whisper white, and sponged with pink pirouette ink for the mother of pearl technique. I stamped this image from Bordering on Romance (from the Occasions Mini) with stazon black ink. Next I used my blender pens and re-inkers to color the image. After it dried, I punched it out with the extra large scallop circle punch, layered it with concord crush and popped it up with dimensionals. (Edited: The concord crush circle was made with the Sizzix Circle di found in the Stampin' Up catty) The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped with concord crush ink on more of the sponged/mother of pearl paper.

Now...about the BLOG CANDY!! For my collection, I have 2 rolls of non-SU ribbon, an unused non-SU stamp set (cute, but I just never touched it!), a scallop circle chipboard "scrapbook", and lots of rub-ons, including Christmas and Valentine's Day sets. So, how do you win? First, submit your submission to the Friday Mashup Challenge #50. (Deadline is Thursday 3/22 at 12:00 a.m. EST) Next, go to each Design Team member blog, and comment on each of their entries. Every DT member has blog candy, so there are lots of chances to win!! (Just one blog candy bundle per person, shipping just to USA and Canada). We are excited to see what creative projects you create!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Lovely card Kim. I like the purple flowers.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. What a great card. I keep seeing so many great cards done with the "Bordering on Romance" set. I may have to add it to my collection! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I was thinking about this stamp set too - LOL! I haven't done a lot of open line stamping with this technique, and I think I'll try it with my ladies.

  4. Such a pretty card: Love the DSP and your purple flower. Well done!

  5. so pretty - i love how you have made the stamp look as though it matches the dsp. beautiful work. X

  6. This card yells SPRING ! LOVE it !!
    Susan B.

  7. Love the colours and pretty flowers. This is a fab technique. x

  8. Ooooh, spring! Lovely, bright and happy card!

  9. Your card is so pretty Kim, I love how you turned the sketch and the DSP looks terrific with that flower image!

  10. What a sweet and fun card. It really makes me think of Spring! I really like the way you tied your ribbon, too. Mine never come out that good :)

  11. What did you use for the circle around your scallop? I can never find one to fit.. This is so pretty Kim, I love the polka dotted ribbon you used..