In spite of last month's class featuring the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, I never designed a card using my favorite piece until yesterday. Just couldn't figure out how I wanted to feature it. So when I missed my sister-in-law's birthday, I decided to use a stamp from the Lovely Romance set and then include a belated message on the inside. The design was rattling around in my head for several days, which made it easy to complete when I had the time to sit down and do so.
The embellishment is made with Simply Pressed Clay. Instead of using the ink refill in Island Indigo, I used the marker, poking my little ball numerous times and then working it in. I left it mottled rather than working it until a solid color. I liked the effect and left it.
Lovely Romance stamp set (5), W 130264, $19.95; C 130267, $14.95
Pistachio Pudding 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 131294, $6.95
Island Indigo 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 122923, $6.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650 $8.50
Venetian Romance 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (12), 130144, $10.95
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad, 126986, $5.95
Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker, 131905, $3.50
Simply Pressed Clay (2.4 oz.), 130685, $6.95
Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, 131272, $7.95
Chalk Talk Framelits (7), 129983, $24.95
Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (2), 127023, $8.95
Large Scallop Edgelit, 127019, $7.95