When Stampin' Up! first released their Letterpress plates, I wasn't really excited about them but I just love the one they introduced in the new catalog this year! I just inked the Lucky Limeade cardstock with Lucky Limeade ink and ran it through the Big Shot. I embossed the pear image from the Faith In Nature hostess set (a bargain at $8!) and then watercolored using Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Lucky Limeade. I added a few pearls and came up with this beautiful card!
Do you ever have trouble getting your pearls or rhinestones spaced evenly? Here's a little trick - use your mat pack. The pearls and rhinestones fit perfectly inside the largest holes and you can get them lined up perfectly straight on your card.
UPDATE TO POST (5/29/14): Several people have asked how to get one of these mats to space out your pearls and rhinestones. The mat shown was retired by Stampin' Up! a couple years ago but can be found on online auction sites. However, I thought I would show you how to make your own.
Here's what you will need: Crop-a-Dile, window sheet piece, Cardstock piece to draw pattern on, ruler.
Super great idea !!!!ReplyDelete
Were do you get a mat pack. Boy one of those would come in so handy :)ReplyDelete
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If you have any mat packs left, please let me know how I ca obtain one from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I have received so many requests for these mats (which are no longer available except on eBay or other sites) so I have updated this post with how to make your own. Try it and let me know how it works for you.ReplyDelete