Thursday, September 6, 2012

STAMPtember Anniversay Card

Just a quick post to share a card I made using mostly stamps and plain cardstock. The base of the card is Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up. I stamped the background using a stamp from the Bliss set from Stampin' Up and used ink to distress the edges of the card.

The bird cage is from a My Mind's Eye stamp set I received in a Simon Says Stamp card kit. I think it's called Charming, but not sure.

The sentiment is a from a Simon Says Stamp set and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. Both were also part of a Simon Says Stamp card kit.

I punched the heart from a piece of patterned paper and outlined it with a Sakura Stardust gel pen. I stamped the flowers from the same Bliss stamp set, cut them out and used a stylus on the back of the flowers to curve the petals backward to give them dimension. I added cream pearls from CTMH. The patterned paper behind the flowers are scraps from one of the pieces of patterned paper.
This card style is a little different for me. I typically don't stamp the background, but I enjoyed making it and will definitely try this again.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Dana Desmond


  1. Gorgeous, love the muted tones and the elegance that this card exudes... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  2. This is so beautiful! I love that you stamped the background, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!