Perennial Essence is the name Stampin’ Up has given to a collection of coordinating products which include the Floral Essence Stamp Set, the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, the Perennial Flower Punch, Vellum in Old Olive, Petal Pink and So Saffron, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and Perennial Essence Floral Centres.
Earlier this week I held a class using elements of this suite and my ladies loved it. Here is the stamp set:
We made four cards and I’d like to share two of them with you now. The first one I cased (pretty much copied) from Rachel Tessman at stampyourartout.com The gorgeous card had an unusual design which I loved and so did those in my class. Below is my version closed. The paper is just divine. If you look closely, you can see brush marks, just like a painting! It looks good in front of my Nandina don’t you think?
and….tadah! open! I love how the leaves are tucked in and the ribbon is knotted inside like a bit of a surprise. And that beautiful paper! Colours are Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushell and Mossy Meadow. The flower centre is a punched circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper which I rounded up.
The second card is one that I designed myself. I had never made a recessed panel card before but I loved how this one turned out. I have since made another which I will share with you later in the week.
The card is Petal Pink, with Old Olive strips. The greeting and flower are from the Floral Essence Stamp Set and are in Highland Heather on vellum. The vellum has been cut with a die from the Stitched Rectangle set and the greeting is also stamped on the Whisper White strip below to give it dimension.
If you like the cards I have shared today or have any queries, I would love to hear from you.
All of the products used in these cards are available in my online shop here. If you live in Australia, I would love to be your demonstrator.
Thanks for dropping by today, come back soon………………………………til next time.
I just love this card