Thursday, February 27, 2014

pasty and pearly it is (SSS, PTI)

I'm so excited.  My friend asked me to make the invitations for her daughters' confirmation. (These are the gals I had come over for some post-WCMD cardmaking!)  She picked a card of mine that she liked and asked for pinks and purples with silver instead so I got to it.

This was numero uno.

Structure paste applied through a stencil. Stamped squares along the bottom and die cut letters on a vellum strip. But then I thought about heat embossing a  feather stamp with silver powder.  So along came numero dos.

Created a watercolor background using Distress Inks on a craft sheet spritzed with lots of Perfect Pearl water. And then, wondering what feathers have to do with confirmation, I decided to give her a more traditional option, numero tres.

I'd love to know which you would pick.

I'm joining these challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Paste with numero uno
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Pearls with numero dos
Papertrey Make it Monday - #153 with numero dos

Thanks for looking.  Happy almost weekend.  And to my German friends... wolle wir se reinlasse?!?!?


  1. All your cards are FABULOUS!!! :) I would choose your second card. For some reason that one just calls too me. ;)

  2. I like all three but number two really catches my eye. I would pick number two, beautiful water colouring.

  3. Lovely card, I like how u played with different supplies to create these stunners, the embossing paste leaf looks gorgeous :)

  4. Todos ellos son muy lindos, pero yo elegiría el número dos! :)

  5. They are all beautiful! If I had to pick one it would be the second one and I see, that I am not alone! That water coloring is fabulous! Which one did your friend pick?

  6. beautiful cards, think I love the first one the best, but it's a tough call!

  7. FYI --- she picked numero dos!!! Even though I warned her that they will all come out slightly different. Thanks for your lovely comments :)

  8. Hallo Maria,
    mir gefallen alle drei Karten und ich würde die zweite wählen. Den zart aquarellierten Hintergrund finde ich besonders schön und für den Anlass sehr passend. Wie hat sich denn deine Freundin entschieden?
    Vielen Dank auch noch für deinen lieben Kommentar zu meinen Valentins Böxchen.

    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Frankreich sendet dir...

  9. SWOON! You are rocking these color combo, Maria! Each card has its own beautiful merits! It's a HARD choice! I am partial to water-coloring these day, so I am picking no. 2!! The first one is close! PS: Thanks so much for your lovely comment over my guest design over PCL! Du bist SO nett!!!

  10. These cards are all so fabulous! It's hard for me to pick a favorite because there are things I love about each piece. On the first card, I really like the "crackled" leaf-texture you created with the paste. Quite brilliant! The feather on the second card is so delicate and lovely and that watercolor background is gorgeous! On the third card, I adore the pattern you created and how the silver is mixed in so subtly with the colors. You are so talented to have made three masterpieces! While I like them all, if forced to choose, I think I do vote for number two just because the features are both elegant and striking. Good luck with your final decision and whatever you decide, I'm so very glad that you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  11. oh my...I love all 3 of your cards. I really love the water color look you have created and your final card with those sweet beautiful.

  12. Well they're all fab, but the watercolour is definitely my favourite!

  13. Impossible. Simply impossible to pick one, Maria!! Any one of them would be treasured forever by the recipient!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Oh what gorgeous, beautiful cards, they are so elegant.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  15. Wie schön, noch jemand der nicht so die üblichen Karten zu diesem
    Thema macht! Ich würde Karte Nr 1 nehmen, wobei mir eigentlich alle gefallen. LG Elisabeth

  16. Hi, Maria! WOW, these are some BEAUTIFUL cards!
    If I had to pick one, the first one is my favorite. Well done!


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