Thursday, April 21, 2011


Welcome to another post for our weekly CCEE Stampers challenge!  This week, Cindy Haffner challenged us to use pleated paper or ribbon.  

I pleated this pretty shimmery plum cardstock by scoring it at 1/4" intervals and then folding it.  I applied a 1/8" strip of Scor-Tape to the center of the pleated panel and then applied by black and white gingham ribbon to it.

Here's a close up view of my tulips.  This is actually an individual stamp of one tulip by Rubbernecker.  I masked and stamped it five times for my bouquet.  I watercolored the tulips with Perfect Plum reinker.  I accented the darker center with Purple Smooch Accent Ink.  I also applied touches of purple and green metallic art penciling.  Leaving my cardstock in the oval Nestability die, I sponged Barely Banana around the tulips.  I topped it off by adding a few spritzes of shimmer spray and then added these lovely lavender pearls.

I applied the oval image to another piece of this beautiful shimmery plum cardstock using my Topnote die.  I popped this up on thick dimensionals.

Please be sure to stop by our CCEE Stampers blog and see the exquisite creations of my team mates Frances, Tosha, Shirley, Cindy, and Joanne.

Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Easter Tulips (#31-10)

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Shimmery Plum
Ink: Memento Black, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Accessories: watercolor brush, oval Nestabilities, Topnote die, embossing folder, black gingham ribbon, lavender pearls, dimensional, Bow Easy, Scor-Tape, Purple Smooch Accent Ink, metallic art pencils


StampOwl said...

very pretty :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Charlene!!~

Mothermark said...

This is so beautiful! I love all of the layers and the wonderful shimmery cardstock! And that tulip image is one I have not seen. Its so beautiful Bertie! You did good!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love that shimmery paper and how you showcased the pleats. A very pretty card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

absolutely stunning work, gf.....the luscious color, the fab layering, the gorgeous image colored to perfection, the texture.....every element is perfect....gorgeous

Bev Gerard said...

Please excuse me, Charlene ...
I "need" to just sit here for a few and gaze at this plum-colored extravaganza of goodness!!! I appreciate your tolerance! ;)


Lucille said...

What Beautiful cards.