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.

Inquiring minds want to know where you find your inspiration!

I am overwhelmed right now because I’ve collected for so long and have so many stamps waiting to be used.  This stamp called out to me, so I took on the challenge to use it.  It’s such a large stamp that I felt my options were limited.  The card I came up with was simple, if I had to do it over, I would remember to use one of my new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, like the Swiss Dots.  Perhaps I’ll make it that way next time.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Image Tree; Paper: Bazzill, K & Co.; Ink: Not Quite Navy; Ribbon: Martha Stewart; Accessories:  Dew Drops

  • nancy bMarch 25, 2008 - 6:27 am

    very nice……I am inspired by that stamp. I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMarch 26, 2008 - 8:18 am

    What a gorgeous piece! the pape that you selected is SO elegant, and those Dew Drops are the perfect embellishment! Great colors too! :-DReplyCancel

Do you know what it takes to be a total girl?  Well, somewhere in the unwritten rules, there must be a love for…..handbags and shoes!!    Ummm, I’ve got that covered.   This was such a fun card to make and it was practically fool proof.  Did you notice that the stamps match the design paper?   These are DeNami stamps and I was thrilled that they released a line of design paper to match.  Now I’ve had these for several years but they came to mind today when I knew I wanted to make a girlie card.

I used Copics to color the stamped images.  For consistency I  tried to pick out the same colors used in the design paper to color in the 3 stamped images.  The remaining details are below:  I so hope you all had an amazing Easter!

Supplies:  Stamps: Denami, Stamp It, CTMH; Ink: SU Pixie Pink, Black Brilliance, Versamark; Paper: Bazzill, Denami; Accessories:  Copics, Brads, Michaels Ribbon, Nestabilities

  • BeckyMarch 24, 2008 - 12:17 pm

    Very pretty …..You are so talented!!ReplyCancel

  • MeredithMarch 24, 2008 - 2:08 pm

    I love this!!!! Such a girl card….

    I wanted to thank you for continuing to inspire me. I have given you an award!!! To find out more about it please head on over to my blog for more information :)