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Friday, 10 August 2018

Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold Lynne Perrella Card

Working my way through the many backgrounds I have made for the Paperartsy topic 13 Challenge which was to use this colour combination. I would not have naturally been drawn to these colours but I am now thinking that they would make lovely Christmas card colours. This is the first finished project to come out of lots of painting inking and embossing.

I had a sage coloured piece of cardstock which I embossed and edged with gold embossing powder. The paler 'mint' piece is coloured and stencilled with crimson pearl Brilliance Tsukineko ink.  I then stamped text using the same ink. 

One of my favourite Lynne Perrella ladies is stamped onto another background piece and fussycut out. This piece is book paper painted with green and cream paint. The top of the lady's foliage was a little off the page so I stamped a tiny crimson house from another stamp in the set and placed it on her headdress to cover this. 

I finished off with some design tape from Tim Holtz. This piece has text in just the right colour I love this mention of "Medals for Chrysanthemums." Seems appropriate for this very floral lady, she certainly looks determined enough to win in life. I also edged this piece in lots of gold embossing powder emphasising the torn edges.

Finally joining in with Paperartsy's Topic 13 Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold  Challenge.


  1. A beautiful card! I agree, the colour combo would be good for Christmas.

  2. Fabulous card love the aged result of stamping the beautiful image onto text and the gold embossed distressed edges are the perfect finishing touch
    Carol x