Monday, May 14, 2012

Simply the Best Wishes

Simple and elegant Best Wishes Greeting Card

This simple "best wishes" greeting card will charm its recipient with a few special touches that are easy to duplicate. The white lace doily is clipped from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper collection which features two 12x12 sheets of laser-cut doilies. There are several designs to choose from and they are double-sided: white on one side and either Melon Mambo or Pumpkin Pie on the other. Simply clip the desired doily from the sheet and adhere to your project. I love the simplicity!

In the center, layered flowers are the star of the show. The delicate flower stamp from the Hostess exclusive Posy Punch stamp set was inked with VersaMark followed by Riding Hood Red and stamped on Blushing Bride card stock before being clear embossed. Cropping this posy is a breeze with the coordinating Fancy Flower Punch. Underneath are two flowers cropped with the same punch from Riding Hood Red card stock; crumpled and distressed.

Best Wishes Greeting Card Embossed Details

The greeting, from the long popular Sincere Salutations stamp set, is heat embossed using black embossing powder which looks so classy on the Basic Gray card stock. Tying it all together is Basic Gray Satin Ribbon.  I love the look of satin ribbon on elegant cards - wedding, anniversary, sympathy, birthday - plus, satin is so easy to work with.

Did you notice? Today's simple card used a minimum of supplies and tools, but looks sophisticated just the same. That's a real bonus for those new to card making as well as the busy stamper. Does that describe you? I'd love to know if you prefer quick and easy card making ideas when you search online. Please let me know in the comments below.


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Posy Punch Hostess Set* (W-122480, C-122482),
Sincere Salutations* (W-115068)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (111836), VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Riding Hood Red (111348), Blushing Bride* (119796), Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper* (122360)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Fancy Flower Punch (118073)
Accessories: Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon* (124326), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
*Available until May 31, 2012 or while supplies last

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