Friday, May 21, 2010

SCIC03 - Elegant Thanks card

Hi!  Happy Friday!

I'm so excited (and a little nervous) to be going to a crop tomorrow!  It's a fairly small crop, with a local scrapbooking group I found on  My first one with them!  I don't go to crops very often, and I'm such a last-minute planner.. let's just say that I need to get going on getting a few things together!

Krystal's fabulous Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week just took my breath away!  For some reason I've really taken a liking to purple in the past year or so, and I've always loved rich colors.  Take a look!

And here's my take on it:

I actually used a sketch challenge from one of my favorite online hangouts, the Memory Makers Magazine Forum.  My friend Kathi found a layout sketch created by Becky Fleck (PageMaps), and I turned it into a card.

Isn't that sheet with the white flowers just gorgeous??  It's one of the sheets from the Presto Patterns DSP in the Summer Mini.  I just love how many different looks you can get using these papers.  I applied Elegant Eggplant ink across the sheet with a brayer, then sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Then I took a piece of Vellum Cardstock and embossed the sentiment with VersaMark and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  *Tip - attach vellum easily by using choice placement!  I attached my piece by using the silver brads on the flowers, some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue along the right side under the ribbon, and a Mini Glue Dot under the bow.

I created the card base using a piece of folded Naturals White cardstock, lining it up on the Scallop Circle Bigz die so that the fold is "inside" the die-cut.  The Soft Suede circle is approximately 3-7/8", and there is a So Saffron circle of the same size inside.  I love being able to quickly and easily create any size circle I need (up to 6") with the Circle Scissors Plus!

Well, I need to get packing!  Hope you have a fabulous rest of the day!

Elegant Thanks card supplies:
Stamps:  Thank You Kindly
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Paper:  Naturals White, Soft Suede and So Saffron cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Vintage Brads, Old Olive satin ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Brayer, Trio Flower Punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch (available July 1), Big Shot


  1. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love the Eggplant brayered on the Presto Patterns. I'm a bigger and bigger fan of that paper! This is a wonderful use of the inspiration!

  2. AS I said on MM's Love this one! You made good use of your color's beautiful. And that purple paper...perfect. Love your bow. It makes it complete!

  3. this came just fantastic. How do you make such a perfect bow, I luv it.

    Mia Sogni Dolci

  4. This is beautiful. Love the Presto Patterns DSP! Great job with the inspiration challenge. Thanks for playing along with us for the SCIC!

  5. So pretty! I love the ribbon and the sentiment in white! Very classy! Thanks for joining us this week at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!!!

  6. I love this card! But you are going to have to show me how you did parts of it cause I am not understanding!
    I can so see you working on that bow... tying and re-tying and... oh I can just see it now!
    It's so pretty Melissa. Great colors!

  7. Amazing! I love the layout, unique shape, and how you used the Presto Patterns paper and the vellum. Very well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration. :-)

  8. Congrats on being chosen for the Top 3 at the SCIC!! Your card is gorgeous. Such beautiful layers and textures. I really need that Presto Print DSP.

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    Thanks for playing at the SCIC. We hope to see you again!!


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