Where this card started and where it ended are 180 degrees plus a little bit of serendipity. 

My inspiration was the filigree type stamp (another huge stamp) and yes it left me few options because of the size.  I selected shimmery DCWV papers from their Luxury Collection and Metallic Collection and after stamping on several plain papers settled on this shimmery print.  The serendipity came in with the background – I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and hated really didn’t like how it looked.  I wondered how the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder would look and embossed it on the same piece of paper since I was going to throw it away.  Well, I loved how overlaying both embossing folders on one piece of paper looked, and used it in the card.  The serendipity fairy appeared again when I was stamping and positioning  the word "Amen".  I was a tad short on the ribbon and in my zeal pulled it up pretty tight to tie the knots, which created an arch in the paper.  I liked it and decided to keep it. 


Stamps:  Stampa Rosa, Rubber Stampede

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Luxury Stack and Metallic Stack

Ink:  Black Brilliance

Accessories:  Gold brads, gold ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Swirls Embossing Folders. 

  • Kay McBrideMarch 26, 2008 - 3:21 pm

    pretty card, I like the double cuttlebug emb. folders. the brad or button with the lion head is different and elegant. Isnt it funny how things just kinda work themselves out, like your ribbon makeing an arch in the paper. I will have to try that.

  • Kay McBrideMarch 26, 2008 - 3:23 pm

    i like the card. I will have to try the short ribbon technique.