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Monday, March 22, 2010

Jewel ATC swap

After Christmas, in an effort to spend my Archivers gift card (LOL) I was wandering about the store and found some great jewel flowers in the $1.99 hot spot area. It hit me right away that these would be perfect for my jewel ATC. A little digging and I was able to find 5 different colors: light pink, dark pink, light green, blue and lavender.

I thought I had the perfect stamp with stems and leaves at home but it wasn't even close to what I needed. So, I dug through the one or two (ha) stamps that I have and decided flourishes could be stems. For an unknown reason, I have lots of different colors of green ink pads, so I experimented with the colors and the stamps to create a garden.

I love the jewels because they are sparkly and they are not glitter.


  1. I think the flourishes make excellent stems. Very creative! I don't do glitter - too messy. I will use stickles though because I love the look.

  2. Susan
    This card is wonderful. So springy, simple and so elegant.

  3. I love the jewel flowers I have some but never used them. Great idea.

  4. What a great use for things that you wouldn't normally use them for...nicely done susan!

  5. I just got mine. These are so cute.

  6. I've seen you "around" on Bridget's 365 blog so thought I would check out some of her follower's blogs --- so glad I did! I became a follower of yours, lickety-split!

    Love how you used the swirls as stems. Very pretty!!!