I find I have bits and pieces of card stock from various workshops and occasionally sit down with the intention of using up those pieces as creatively as possible; in other words, I try to use them differently from their original intent. Last night was one of those times and I love the result.
Shortly after the new catalog came out, I knew I just had to have the "Happiness Shared" stamp set. Every time I look at it, I think how much I like it but I just hadn't gotten around to using it yet. The card itself is Whisper White, which I softened by sponging lightly with Soft Suede classic ink. After stamping the image with Soft Suede classic ink, I used a blender pen and Marina Mist classic ink to add soft color to the flower as well as a little more Soft Suede to the stem and leaves. After punching a scrap of Marina Mist card stock with the Curly Label punch, I added a couple leaves (notice, I also scattered the leaves on the background of the card itself) and sponged that, too.
The stamped image is matted with Soft Suede card stock with a portion of the Curly Label Marina Mist protruding from the side. I even sponged the striped designer paper before adding the Chantilly Crochet Trim. The pearls are self-adhesive and added just the right touch of elegance to this card.
Finally, I thought Early Espresso classic ink would show up better than Soft Suede for the verse on the bottom.
Happiness Shared stamp set: W 117038, $16.95; C 120534, $12.95
Whisper White Card Stock: 100730, $8.50 for 40 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Soft Suede Card Stock: 115318, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Marina Mist Card Stock: 119682, $6.95 for 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack: 117152, $19.95 for 40 double-sided sheets 12" x 12"
Soft Suede Stampin' Pad: 109120, $5.95
Marina Mist Stampin' Pad: 119668, $5.95
Early Espresso Stampin' Pad: 119670, $5.95
Curly Label Extra-Large Punch: 119851, $16.95
Victoria Crocheted Trim: 118481, $6.95, 5 yards
Jewels: Basic Pearls: 119247, $4.95
Blender Pens: 102845, $9.95 for 3
Stamping Sponges: 101610, $3.50 for 3