Today’s card is for a special coworker, she has a beautiful and kind heart, caring for everyone. So when I heard that her birthday is tomorrow I knew that the card I made needed to be special too.
I have had the Elegantly Said bundle set aside for “something special” but not having a clear vision for it, so I grabbed my idea book (the catalog!) and gave those samples consideration. That corner flourish stamp reminds me of old lace, so having it peak out from under the focal image was perfect, in my opinion.
To make this card:
Start with a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. I stamped the corner flourish in Basic Gray. Next I layered Basic Black 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”, added Very Vanilla 3 1/8”x 4 1/8” and topped with that gorgeous Dimply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper 3” x 4”. On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the flower image (stamp off first) with Soft Succulent ink and then punched it out using the Elegant punch. Then, using Momento Black ink I stamped the sentiment, centered on the punched label. I love the effect of the image lightly behind the words. I added a strip of ribbon to the layered pieces and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. I added a ribbon knot to the top piece of the punched tag and popped it up on dimensionals. Lastly, I added a Very Vanilla piece of cardstock to the inside of the card with the flower image stamped in Soft Succulent ink and added a Bit of the flourish stamped in Basic Gray to the front lower corner of a Very Vanilla envelope.
I hope you enjoyed this card, and feel inspired to create one yourself. This layout will work with so many different stamp sets, papers and punches or dies.
All supplies used are available in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212