Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thank You for a Reason to Smile


My card today uses the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #266 and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #63.  I'm not sure if this qualifies for a clean and simple card but I love the colors for this challenge.

This is a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card that uses Pool Party card stock for the base.  The first layer added to the card is a piece of Lucky Limeade card stock matted with a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock.  The next layer is a piece of the Festival of Prints designer paper that was also matted with Not Quite Navy card stock and attached using glue dots.  I stamped the
solid flower image from the Reason to Smile stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock using Pool Party ink.  The outline flower image from the same stamp set was stamped over the first one with Not Quite Navy ink.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up.  After it was completely dry, I covered the card stock with VersaMark ink, added Heat and Stick Powder and used the Heat Tool to heat it.  When
the powder melted, I added retired Iridescent Ice embossing powder and reheat it to set the glitter.  I matted this layer with Not Quite Navy card stock and popped it up on the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Not Quite Navy ink.  It was cut out leaving off the dotted edge.  Using the Big Shot and the Bitty Banners Framelits, I cut out the matching banner from Not Quite Navy card stock.  I attached the sentiment to this and used dimensionals to add it to the card.  A Rhinestone was colored with the Lucky Limeade marker and added to the center of the flower.  (I added a layer of mod podge to the rhinestone and colored it after it had dried).  The sparkly image adds just the right touch to this simple card.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your Tuesday has been a good one.

Stampin' Up! Products Used  
Stamp Sets:  Reason to Smile (retired after today); Itty Bitty Banners (w-#126255/c-#126257)
Ink:  Pool Party Classic Ink Pad (#122938); Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad (#103008); 2011-2013 In Color Markers (#123003); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Pool Party Card Stock (#122924); Not Quite Navy Card Stock (#101722); Lucky Limeade Card Stock (#122926); Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (#126904)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579)
The Finishing Touches:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Heat & Stick Powder (#100625); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (retired)
 

 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Last Christmas in July

Today's card is the last Christmas card for July and the Merry Monday July Challenge to use any previous challenge.  I chose the sketch for week #17.  If you'd like to see what I did with this challenge before, click here.

The card base is Baja Breeze card stock.  To that I added a layer of Whisper White card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folderA piece of Snow Festival designer paper was matted with Cherry Cobbler card stockCherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon was added diagonally on the top and bottom of this layer.  A knot bow was made from the same ribbon
and added using glue dots.  This layer was then added to the card front.  I colored three images from the No Peeking stamp set using Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green and Soft Suede markers and stamped them on Whisper White card stock.  They all were punched out with a 1-1/4" Circle Punch and matted with 1-3/8" Cherry Cobbler circles.  Dimensionals were used to pop them up on the card.  I added some Dazzling Details and Rhinestones to the images for a little sparkle.  There it is - the last July Christmas card.  The Merry Monday challenge will be starting with all new challenges in August.  Stop over and join in the fun.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used  
Stamp Set:  No Peeking (available August 1)
Ink:  Subtles Stampin' Write Markers (#119700); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (#119681); 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#126856); Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (#119703); Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (#100082)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (available August 1)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Perfect Poka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861); 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860)
The Finishing Touches:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124138); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Dazzling Details (#124117); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Time for Vintage

Hello to everyone out in blog land.  My card today is a little vintage for the Paper Players Challenge #105 and Simply Stampin' Theme - Vintage.  It's a clean and simple card that would be easy to recreate.

My card base is Island Indigo card stock.  A layer of Fan Fair designer paper was sponged around the edges and added to the card front.  I then stamped one of the images from the Clockworks stamp set on a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  I also stamped the water marks from the French Foliage stamp set on this layer.  The Bone Folder was used to break down the fibers on one corner so I could separate the layers.  I then curled them around a small paint brush handle and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  It was also spritzed with the Color Spritzer and a Crumb Cake marker.  I matted this layer with More Mustard card stock and attached it to the card.  The clock and clock face from the Clockworks stamp set were heat embossed with VersaMark and gold embossing powder on Naturals Ivory card stock.  I also heat embossed the hands on the face using VersaMark and black embossing powder.  I spritzed both in the same way I spritzed the image layer.  The clock was cut out with Paper Snips and the face was punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  After sponging around both with Crumb Cake ink, the clock face was attached with dimensionals to the clock and the clock added to the card with dimensionals.   Well, that's my card for today.  Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.  Thanks for visiting; have a great day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used  
Stamp Sets:  Clockworks (w-#127290/c-#127292); French Foliage (w-#120845/c-#121166)
Ink:  Crumb Cake Ink Pad (#121030); VersaMark (#102283); Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker (#120967)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); More Mustard Card Stock (#100946); Naturals Ivory Card Stock (#101849); Fan Fair Designer Series Paper (#126918)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579); 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861); Bone Folder (#102300); Stamping Sponges (#101610); Color Spritzer Tool (#107066)
The Finishing Touches:  Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109129); Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
       

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Smile

The best thing about summer is all the fresh fruit that's available.  My favorite fruit is cherries and this image worked perfectly for a new challenge I found.  The challenge, CASology Challenge Week 3, was to use fruit on the card.  I also based my card on the Craft Project Central Challenge #13.

I chose Very Vanilla card stock for the base.  I added a layer of Midnight Muse card stockWatercolor paper was run through the Big Shot with the Two Tags die.  The image from the Cherish Friendship stamp set was stamped on the tag with black StazOn ink.  I colored it with a blender pen and Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Bashful Blue and 
Sahara Sand ink pads.  It's hard to see in the photo but I added Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to some of the cherries.  The sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set was stamped using Midnight Muse inkCherry Cobbler Baker's Twine was wrapped around and tied in a bow.  Dimensionals were used to attach this layer to the card.  There it is - a clean and simple card that will, hopefully, make someone smile.  Have a wonderful day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used  
Stamps Sets:  Cherish Friendship (w-#122880/c-#122882); Fabulous Phrases (w-#117002/c-#120501)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad (#119669); Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad (#126860); Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (#102277); Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad (#105209); Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad (#105208); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock:  Watercolor Paper (#122959); Very Vanilla (#101650); Midnight Muse (#126843)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Two Tags Bigz Die (#115954); Blender Pens (#102845)
The Finishing Touches:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125); Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (#125585); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
     

Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Good Monday to all.  We enjoyed a beautiful weekend here in the Northeast; I hope you did too.  This is my weekly Christmas card for last week based on the Merry Monday July Challenge (choose any previous sketch and complete four cards during July) and the Jingle Belles Challenge 12:15 - use red OR green.  It's quite obvious red was my color of choice.  I also chose the previous Merry Monday sketch #10.  When I revisited this sketch, it looked like a pocket card so I decided to make a gift card holder.  You can 
see the card I made previously using this sketch here.

I chose not to make a card that opens because of the pocket.  There is space on the back of the insert to sign or even on the very back of the card.  The single layer base is made with Crumb Cake card stock.  To that I added a layer of Real Red Polka Dot Parade designer paper.  I ran a piece of 
Real Red card stock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  It was matted with Crumb Cake card stockWhite Baker's Twine was wrapped around three times leaving each end free on top of the layer.  A Real Red button was attached to a 1" Whisper White circle using glue dots.  I poked a hole through the button holes and white circle and brought the ends of 
the twine through the holes to the front of the button.  Before tying the knot I attached the white circle to the card with glue dots.  To be sure the pocket stayed in place, I attached it to the card with Sticky Strip.  The sentiment from the Tags til Christmas stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Real Red ink.  I then stamped two candy canes from the Chock Full of Cheer stamp set at the bottom.  I added some Dazzling Details to the 
white stripes and set it aside to dry.  For the back of the insert where the gift card goes, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and used the Word Window punch to make a slot for the gift card.  The slot needs to be wider than the punch so just slide it over and punch again.  This layer was then attached to the back of the sentiment.  I punched a hole in the top and threaded a piece of Real Red Taffeta Ribbon through it to make a slip knot.  The "legs" were cut
off three Real Red Glimmer Brads and dimensionals were used to add them to the insert.  Gift cards are big during the holidays and I'm sure this will come in handy.  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  If you have any questions, you can contact me by e-mail (see side bar).  Enjoy the rest of your day.



  
Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Chock Full of Cheer (w-#126715/c-#126717); Tags til Christmas (w-#120847/c-#121169)
Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (#103133)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Crumb Cake Card Stock (#120953); Real Red Card Stock (#102482); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Polka Dot Parade DSP (#126902)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); 1" Circle Punch (#119868); Word Window Punch (#119857); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335)
The Finishing Touches:  Brights Designer Buttons (#119744); Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119251); White Baker's Twine (#124262); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Sticky Strip (#104294); Dazzling Details (#124117); 3/8" Brights Glimmer Brads (#121006); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
 





Friday, July 20, 2012

Best Love Story


Hi all.  I've been feeling under the weather this week and haven't had any desire to be creative.  This card is for two challenges and I'm just getting them in under the wire.  The challenges are The Paper Players Challenge #104 and Simply Stampin' Challenge #68.

The card base is Naturals Ivory card stock.  I ran a piece of the same card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  This was matted with layers of Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Rose Red card stocks.  Because I had so many layers, I cut out the center of the bottom three layers and saved them to be used another time.  This eliminates weight
and bulk, especially if mailing the card.  I ruffled Rose Red and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbons by pulling a thread on one end, added  them to the layered piece and attached them to the card.  I then made a double bow using the  same ribbons and attached it using glue dots.  Naturals Ivory card stock was heat embossed with images from Daydream Medallions and One in a Million stamp sets using VersaMark, Soft Suede ink and clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was punched out with a circle punch.  The other image was cut out using the Big Shot and the Floral Frame Framelits.  I spritzed them both with the Color Spritzer using a Soft Suede marker and sponged around the edges of both with Soft Suede ink.  Both were attached using dimensionals.  I colored the Pearls with a Rose Red marker after coating them with Mod Podge.  This sentiment is perfect for an anniversary or wedding card.  It certainly says a lot with few words.  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think of today's card.  Enjoy a fun day and a great weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used   
Stamp Sets:  Daydream Medallions (w-#126465/c-#126467); One in a Million (w-#126380/c-#126382)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283); Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (#115657); Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (#119703); Subtles Stampin' Write Markers (#119700)
Card Stock:  Naturals Ivory (#101849); Rose Red (#102544); Crumb Cake (#120953); Soft Suede (#115318)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Floral Frames Framelits (#127012); 1-3/4" Circle Punch (#119850); Sponge Daubers (#102892); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Color Spritzer Tool (#107066)
The Finishing Touches:  Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (#122332); Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (#121884); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
     

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Merry Monday Mitten


Happy hot, hot, hot Sunday (at least here in the Northeast).  To cool things off a little I have this weeks Christmas card for the Merry Monday July Challenge (use any previous sketch).  You can see the card I did with this sketch previously here.

For this card I chose Very Vanilla for the base.  I matted a piece of Be of Good Cheer designer paper with Gumball Green card stock and attached it to the left hand side of the card.  I stamped the row of circles from the Chock Full of Cheer stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and matted it with Gumball Green.  This
layer was then added to the card.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on another piece of the designer paper with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  It was also matted with the Gumball Green card stock and popped up on the card with dimensionals.  I heat embossed the mitten from the stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and cut it out.  A bow was made from Gumball Green Satin Ribbon and attached to the card with glue dots.  I then attached the mitten using glue dots.  Pearls were added to the mitten and the circles for a little added pizzazz.  There you have it - one more card to keep up with the weekly challenge.  Hope your weekend has been a good one.  See you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set:  Chock Full of Cheer (w-#126715/c-#126717)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad (#119669); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Gumball Green Card Stock (#126840); Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#103579)
The Finishing Touches:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Primrose Petals Wishes


Well, we're half way through the week.  Today I have for you a card and I based it on three challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #60, Sunday Stamps Challenge #7 and Freshly Made Sketches #43.  Here's how it all came together.

I started with Basic Gray card stock for the base.  The front was run through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  A piece of Basic Gray designer paper was matted with
Summer Starfruit card stock (love that color).  I tied a piece of Primrose Petals ribbon around
it to make a simple knot bow.  The layer was then added to the card.  I then matted a piece of Comfort Cafe designer paper with Summer Starfruit card stock and attached it to the card.  The flower from the Decorate a Daisy
stamp set was heat embossed twice on Primrose Petals card stock with VersaMark,
Primrose Petals ink, and clear embossing powder.  I first cut one out around the whole flower and then just cut out the smaller inside flower from the second one.  The 
first one was attached with glue dots to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that was matted with Summer Starfruit card stock.  The four corners on both were rounded with a 3/16" Corner Punch.  The second smaller flower was added 
to the first  with dimensionals and I curled the ends a little.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was also heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock using VersaMark, Primrose Petals ink and clear embossing powder.  It was punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and popped up with dimensionals also.  I colored Pearls with the Summer Starfruit marker after coating them with Mod Podge.  What great words used in this sentiment.  This would make a great friend, birthday, or thinking of you card.  Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you get a chance to come back again.  Have a fun day; be creative.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Decorate a Daisy (w-#125989/c-#125991)
Ink:  Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad (#126858); VersaMark (#102283); 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#126856)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Primrose Petals Card Stock (#126841); Summer Starfruit Card Stock (#126839); Basic Gray Card Stock (#121044); Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (#126898); Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (#117157)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (#127751); 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861); 3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); Paper Snips (#103579); Heat Tool (#129053)
The Finishing Touches:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126844); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
   

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Freshly Made Stamped Sentiment


Good afternoon all.  Today's card is a clean and simple design based on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #42 and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #125.

For the base I chose Naturals White card stock.  I added a layer of the same card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Argyle embossing folder.  A piece of Floral District designer paper was matted with Calypso Coral card stock and added to the
card front.  Another piece of the same designer paper was also matted with Calypso Coral card stock.  The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on this layer with StazOn ink.  I wrapped Calypso Coral Baker's Twine three times around and added a Calypso Coral brad.  This layer was then attached to the card with glue dots.  The large image (I guess you'd call it a splat) from the Clockworks stamp set was stamped on Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight card stocks using the same color inks on each.  I then punched out a 1" square from each one, punching a different area of each  image.  I then attached them to a piece of Naturals White card stock and popped this layer up with dimensionals.  Pearls were colored with the same color markers and added to each square.  I read a tip on line about coating the pearls with Mod Podge, letting it dry and then coloring with our markers.  That's what I did to get the right colors; they're not perfect matches but are pretty close.  There it is - a really simple card to put together.  I hope your weekend has been a fun one and you've had some time to be creative.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Clockworks (w-#127290/c-#127292); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-#115370/c-#127802)
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (#122939); Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad (#111833); Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (#119667); 2011-2013 In Color Markers (#123003); Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (#119677); Subtles Stampin' Write Markers (#119700); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Naturals White Card Stock (#102316); Calypso Coral Card Stock (#119794); Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352); Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683); Floral District Designer Series Paper (#126919)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Argyle Embossing Folder (#127750); 1" Square Punch (#124094)
The Finishing Touches:  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (#125573); 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (#122940); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (3104430) 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Christmas x 3


My Christmas card this week fits three Christmas challenges:  Merry Monday July - use any previous sketch; Paper Players #102 - Christmas in July; 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Anything Goes.  For the Merry Monday challenge, I chose sketch #1, the only one I missed in their  weekly challenge.

For the base I chose Very Vanilla card stock.  The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamped on Old Olive card stock with black StazOn ink.  I cut a scalloped edge from a piece of Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the scallop from the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies.  I ran it through the Big 
Shot again with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  It was attached to a piece of retired Deck the Halls designer paper and added to the cardfront.  The image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set was stamped on Watercolor paper with black StazOn ink.  I water colored it using Blender Pens and Old Olive and Real Red ink pads.  It was cut out with the Big Shot and one of the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and sponged around the 
edge with Old Olive Ink.  A piece of Real Red card stock was also cut out with the same die collection and sponged around the edges with Real Red card stock.  I attached the image to this layer with dimensionals and then added this layer to the card with dimensionals.  Basic Rhinestones were colored with a red permanent marker and  attached to the berries in the image.  There you have it - 
another Christmas  card added to my stockpile.  I hope you enjoy a creatively fun day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets:  Bells and Boughs (w-#120831/c-#121142); Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink:  Real Red Ink Pad (#103133); Old Olive Ink Pad (#102277); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Real Red Card Stock (#102482); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (#125601); Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (#125595); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

















Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day


Here in the U.S. today we are celebrating our day of independence.  Take a moment to reflect on what this day symbolizes in our country's history and what it means to you to be able to enjoy the privileges and freedoms we have.  Be safe if you're traveling and have a great day with family and friends.



Monday, July 2, 2012

Double Challenge Reason To Smile


Sending a sympathy card is never a reason to smile but you always hope the card will brighten the day for the bereaved person receiving it.  My card today is based on two challenges:  Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge #45 and Just Add Ink Color Challenge #124.

The card base is Whisper White card stockEarly Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon was added to a piece of Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade designer paper which was then attached to the card.  I made a bow from the same ribbon and added it with a glue dot.  The
image layers are from the Reason to Smile stamp set.  I first inked up the solid flower from the stamp set with Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi markers and stamped it on Whisper White card stock.  I then used the Early Espresso ink pad to ink the outline flower from the same stamp set and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped over the first flower.  The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on one of the images with Early Espresso ink.  The corners were all rounded with the 3/16" Corner Punch.  All three were matted with Wild Wasabi card stock.  Retired Marina Mist glimmer brads were added to the other two images.  All three were attached using dimensionals.  This is a lovely mix of colors if you want a soft look to a card.  Thanks for coming by and I'll see you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Reason to Smile (w-#131274/c-#131275); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-#115370/c-#127802)
Ink:  Early Espresso Ink Pad (#119670); Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker (#119679); Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker (#120975)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Wild Wasabi Card Stock (#108641); Polka Dot Parade DSP (#126902)
Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)
The Finishing Touches:  Early Espresso 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#126871); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Subtles Glimmer Brads (retired)