At this time of year, with the end of the catalogue fast approching, I always start feeling this pressure of using all of the papers and embellishments I have bought during the year, as they might be retiring soon. One of those things are the Elegant Notes I bought for a project we made at our team Christmas party. I used half of the pack for the M&Ts and I have made one, maybe two cards with those notes since. Well, when I saw that this week's combo included Vanilla in it, I decided to crack them out again and create something with them.
I masked the sides of the card using the embossed lines as reference and then I stamped the Fine Flourish stamp in Blushing Bride ink. I used the Curly Cute set to add a sentiment and some matching Perfect Plum designer paper (a scrap from the retired Enchanted pack) underneath the card opening. I then used a dauber to add pink pastel to a Pretties flower, layered cardstock flowers punched with the Boho Blossoms and Bitty punches and added a pearl in the middle. I added four brads to the corners of the square and used a blending pen to add Champagne Mist shimmer paint both to the embossed frame and the brads. Then, I glued the die-cut pieces from the card opening onto the envelope (no waste!) and colored those pieces with shimmer paint as well.
On a side note, I realized as I was looking through my Inkspirations folder that it's my two-year anniversary on the Design Team this month! I can't believe it's been that long already. And I can't believe out of those two years, I have never missed a single week so far!! Let's see if by posting this, I'll be jixing myself...
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' up! Supplies
Stamps: Jolies pensées (Curly Cute), Fine Flourish
Cardstock: Elegant Notes card, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
Designer papers: Enchanted DSP
Inks: Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Bitty
Accessories: Pretties kit, Post-It notes, blending pen,
Champagne Mist shimmer paint, brads