Mar 27 2010
Where does your stamping inspiration come from?
I was out shopping this week and saw a blouse in pale pink, black and white. It was so striking. I couldn’t wait to get home and recreate the look in a card.
I also used my new Bella’s Blooms stamp set – one I earned free during Sale-a-Bration. Do you have all the free stamps you want yet? Place your order today!
This card definitely qualifies for a fast and easy Simple Saturday card. It is one of those rare Saturday’s at our house when no one needs to be anywhere. No basketball games, no birthday parties, no nothing. Love it! And one of my favourite things to do on a quiet Saturday is breakfast at McDonalds. So,when you can create a card with two "eager to go out the door" kids standing over your shoulder, you know that card was quick to make.
I stamped the flower from Bella’s Bloom in Pretty in Pink and stamped the greeting underneath it in Basic Black. Isn’t the flower image gorgeous? I layered the stamped images onto Pretty in Pink card stock and then Basic Black card stock. Next, I layered the pink dotted design from the Shades of Spring DSP onto Whisper White card stock. I added a length of Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and three black brads from the Vintage Brads assortment as embellishments. To finish, I layered the Whisper White piece onto a Basic Black card and added the stamped image. Easy peasy. And the basic layout of the card is so easy to re-create with other papers and images.
Hope your weekend stamping is simple and fun!
Stamps: Bella’s Bloom – $16.95, #111600, page 101 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper – $13.25, #117160, 12 sheets, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Other: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool
Don’t think it, ink it!