Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Prima Spotlight

This weeks Jacksonbelle Embellishment's Challenge is focused on Prima products. Of course, Prima makes those beautiful assortment of flowers that everyone loves to embellish their cards with. However, did you know that Prima also makes wonderful clear stamps, pattern paper, gems, ribbon, and other adorable embellishments? Well they do. Be sure to hop over to the store to check it all out. If you would like to play along with us this week, please use the keyword JBE042 when uploading your creations.

I started off by creating a prayer journal. I found the journal in the $1 spot at Michael's (score!!!). The color matches this fabulous Prima paper perfectly. Isn't that perfect paper for covering a book? It almost has a leather, old world look to it. The pink designs are actually embossed on the paper so it has this great texture to it! I simply mounted it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then adhered it to the journal using Modpodge. The verse is from Verve Stamps - I thought it was perfect for the front of a prayer journal. I cut it out using Labels Nesties. It is then raised with a dimensional and the corners are decorated with a Prima crystal. I love these crystals! They come in a huge swirl pattern so you can either use them like that, or pull them off and use them individually like I did here. To the bottom corner, I glued on some Melissa Frances Antique buttons with Crystal Effects, then tied on a May Arts Twinkle Ribbon. I also made a quick card to accompany my journal using the same Prima paper. The Panda Image is one of Prima's many clear stamps. They make adorable images like this and they just came out with some seriously fabulous background stamps. Best thing is, they are only $1.99. I can't wait to try this one out!! The little panda is cut out with rectangle Nesties. I then cut out his head and raised it with a dimensional. I also decorated the corners with Prima Crystals. The sentiment is also raised with a dimensional. The scallops at the bottom were punched with the new EK Success Scallop Diamond punch that is at Michael's. They just came out with a ton of new punches and I snatched up a few this weekend. The card measures 5.5 x 3.5. Before I go, I wanted to show y'all my favorite product that Prima just came out with. It's called Prima Wildflower Pillar Pack. It's this huge pillar full of flowers!!!! I pulled a few out so you can see some of the different shapes and sizes. They will be PERFECT for Spring and you can easily go over them with Shimmerz to give them a touch of color. I went over the orange on in the center with Marigold Shimmerz. So be sure to check out all of the fabulous new Prima products and don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team girls came up with this week:

AJ Otto
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Worner
Rachel Hope
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Stamps: Verve Stamps
Paper: Prima Life in Color - Glossy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: journal from Michael's, Prima Black Swirl Cyrstals, Labels Nestie, Modpodge, dimensional, May Arts Twinkle Ribbon, Melissa Frances Antique White Buttons, Black Scrapper's Floss, Crystal Effects

Stamps: Prima Panda, Floral Frenzy (PTI)
Paper: Prima Life in Color -Glossy, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Scallop Diamond punch (EK Success), rectangle Nestie, dimensional, oval Coluzzle, Prima Black Swirl Crystals


Jessica said...

Love both of these - that paper is Gorgeous!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful creation Kim...the journal is gorgeous and what a sweet little card!

Tammi said...

Striking colors, love your journal idea...and the card is very cute! I see you got one of the EK punches, do they punch as well as the Martha Stewart's?

Anna said...

Very cool project! Love those new flowers!

Tonya said...

Very nice!

Heather said...

Fabulous projects! That paper is Gorgeous! Don't you just love the white Primas! I can't get enough of them!

Lynda Benden said...

Both projects are awesome and I LOVE that paper!!! You really did a great job with it Kim!!!

Inkgenious said...

I love it! I am a notebook junkie, so this project really appeals to me. Cute card too!