Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Beautiful & Kind Card

Hey Stampers,

Good day to you ! I had a very busy (but productive) night last night. I went and had my nails done (what ??? me time ?? I know ... shocking ...) and after I settled Jackson into bed (hubby had went fishing for a couple hours) I went down to my stamp room. I created another SWEET card for the Inky Fingers Club ! I am SO pleased with how my stuff is coming together !! Remember, if you want to see these fun creations (from me and the 13 other talented designers) you need to sign up for the Summer Session ! Please click on the link above or to the right of this post. Also, please contact me and let me know if you sign up !

The sweet card that I am showing you today uses one of my FAV new sets from the Annual Catalogue. Its only a simple set, but I LOVE it. Its called Too Kind, and its a beautiful 2 Step Stamping flower set with 2 beautiful sentiments. I loved the softness of this beautiful set as soon as I saw it, and its the first set I needed to play with when I got my box of goodies this weekend ! I decided to use the color combo of Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz. I also wanted to use a lot of Whisper White to made it look clean and elegant. Take a look at what I came up with !


Isn't that just too sweet ?? I love the abstract style of the flowers in this set. I took my strip of Whisper White measuring 1-3/4" x 3" and stamped my 1st step of the flower in Wisteria Wonder ink and layered the 2nd Step over it with the Elegant Eggplant ink using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. These 2 colors are just MADE for 2 Step Stamping ! I then stamped the stem with Pear Pizzazz ink, and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig again, lined it up exactly where I wanted it ! The Stamp-a-ma-jig is essential for 2 Step Stamping like this (especially for a perfectionist like me ... hahaha). I then layered this piece onto a second piece of Whisper White measuring 2" x 3-1/4" with some Dimensionals. I love the look of layering White !! So elegant. This was then adhered to a piece of Elegant Eggplant measuring 2-1/8" x 3-3/8". That thin border of the deeper purple really makes the layers pop. I then stamped my sentiment using the Elegant Eggplant ink onto a scrap of Pear Pizzazz, punched it out with my 1-3/8" and adhered it to my stamped piece with a Dimensional. A few pearls on my sentiment piece really adds to the simple elegance of this card.

I took my main layer of 4" square Whisper White and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of the (sadly retired) 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon around the top and adhered it to my card base. I wanted to make this card a square one, so I cut my cardstock at 4-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored it in half and made a 4-1/4" square card. Love having different sized cards, especially for a simple card like this. Perfect for sending a quick not to someone !


I continued the simplicity on the inside. I cut my Whisper White to 4" square and stamped the other sentiment from this set (isn't that a BEAUTIFUl verse??) with Pear Pizzazz ink. I then stamped the smaller flower in the bottom corner. Sweet and beautiful !! Just love this set !!

Thats all for me today !! I will be going to my June Stamp Club tonight (excitement !!) so I will tell you about all the fun we had tomorrow !! LOL Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Too Kind (wood #130447, clear #130450)

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad #126969, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad #131180

Paper: Wisteria Wonder #122922, Elegant Eggplant #105126, Pear Pizzazz #131201, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon (Retired), Basic Pearls #119247

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