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Framed Flourishes

First the disclaimer:  The picture was taken in the evening so it’s blah.  You can’t see the real teal colour nor the tiny pearls on the flourishes:(

Anyway, as you know by now, I am loving the simple, clean, elegant look.  Here is another that I absolutely love!

Most of the card is Papertrey Ink’s ‘stampers select white’. I love the white on white look. For the upper layer I cut a square frame out of the same white using the largest of the Spellbinders’ classic squares.  thank you 17 Dad for Bro Peter Mayeur

I cut a square slightly larger than that out of Papertrey Ink’s ‘Tropical Teal’.  I then cut three flourishes in white using a die from My Favorite Things.  (My favourite of all the dies I have.)

I glued the flourishes on to the tropical teal square then layered the white frame on top of that using foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped in PTI’s tropical teal ink.  The stamp is Stampendous’ Friendly Phrases.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  It was made by another Lisa and you can see it right here.


Simple Elegance

I recently got my two lovely stamp and die sets from Papertrey Ink –  the Bloomers set and The Sweet Life set.

I am thrilled to present this one.  birthday 45 momI turned to a card I saw on Pinterest for inspiration for the layout.

I used Papertrey Ink’s stampers select white as the base and as a layer.

I cut two strips of PTI’s royal velvet and limeade ice for the sides.

I found that those colours worked so perfectly together that I must do it again!

For the flowers I used The Sweet Life set.  I stamped then die cut them and attached them with foam tape.

I decided to do only two-part stamping rather than three as this set allows.  I used winter wisteria and plum pudding to stamp the flowers and new leaf and pinefeather to stamp the leaves.  I layered on the sentiment that came with the Bloomers set but next time I think I would rather stamp it right on to the card.

I do love how the background just illuminates the card and compliments the colours!


Here is the colour combo.  Lots of colours on this one even though it doesn’t seem so.

stampers select white limeade iceroyal velvet

plum pudding winter wisteriapinefeather new leaf