15 June 2017


Pretty enough for a Princess on her birthday, a bouquet of pink shimmery roses.

This single layer CAS (clean and simple) card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Perfect Pearls, an embossing resist technique, and shimmer for days.


Putting It Together

When I started this card, I decided on a few things to combine some upcoming challenges: emboss resist, single layer, CAS, birthday, roses, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp sets, pink, and something quick and easy so I could maybe get to bed a bit more on time *laugh*. 

I decided to use the Buds and Blooms set for its simple elegant lines. For the birthday element, I decided to use the sentiment from a retired rubber set, Pretty as a Princess. I laid them out on an A2 card base I had made from heavy watercolour card stock. I used the Watercolour card stock because I intended to have a watery colouring. 

I was going to emboss in a white pearl but decided, instead, to use two of the retired Stampin' Up embossing powders I got last weekend at the "garage" sale hosted by a local scrapbook shop. The light pink and sage embossing are lovely alone. If not for wanting to do resist, I would have left them as is. I'll remember this for a future card.

I decided to use Perfect Pearls to colouor the roses. The pink I have, Pink Gumball, is a bit darker than I wanted, so I mixed in some Confetti White and got the shade I wanted. Mixed with a lot of water, I had a loose shimmery light pink. I did the same with the Sour Apple green. (I also bought the pink and green Perfect Pearls at last weekend's garage sale. So glad I got them.) I then spritzed the card with a Mini Mister that has water mixed with gold Perfect Pearls and intentionally tried to get droplets around the roses. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and embossed it with gold to stand up to the roses. 

Inside, I stamped another sentiment from the Pretty set and added a crown cut from a small sentiment set in my stash. I also added a rose and leaf in the bottom corner for a bit more pizzazz.

And that's all. Quick and easy, check, Embossing resist, check. Roses, check, Birthday, check, KKS, check. Single layer, check. CAS, check. Pretty, check. Get to bed "on time" (i.e. 11-ish), well almost... I would have if I hadn't thought I could start on something else *laugh*


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: Roses
Crafty Friends: Pink
Seize the Birthday: Single Layer + Birthday
AAA Cards: Resist + CAS
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Quick and Easy
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Emboss It
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful! Love your pink and green embossing and added colour to make it a resist technique. Thanks for playing AAA Cards.

  2. I love the way you show and explain how you do your cards. Thanks for taking the time.

  3. Hello…. Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, I wanted you to know that you have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Make it Pink’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Hope you can join us again.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Definitely fit for a princess! Lovely colours. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  5. Such a good idea to use colored embossing for a resist technique and I love using Perfect pearls to get shimmery looks :) Thanks for sharing this at AAA Cards!

  6. Lovely card! Love embossing resist but I rarely use anything besides white! Thanks for the push in an alternative direction! I sure appreciate you being with us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Very pretty card, I love Roses and flowers. Your card is really striking because of the simplicity and great work. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Kathie PPCC~DT

  8. What a lovely delicate card! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and please play along again!
    Tammy DT

  9. wow, a beautiful resist card. I love using perfect pearls for watercolouring. You should also enter this over at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

  10. Wow such interestinh effects with the pearls. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  11. Beautiful roses, they made a gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  13. Wow, I love the look of the perfect pearls and the colors you selected for embossing. Lovely creation! Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards.


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