May 28 2010

Elements of Style

Stampin' Up's Elements of Style stamp in the Summer Mini is such a pretty set.  I've used it for wedding, vintage, contemporary and now very soft looks.  It works with it all!  The color combination of Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Whisper White just popped into my head when I was looking at this set to make up my card for Stamping 411's weekly sketch.  I love how it turned out!  Hope you enjoy it, too!

I'm sending this card to our best friends' mom…she found out about a month ago that she has Pancreatic Cancer and it is pretty far gone.  I feel so bad for them…she could use your prayers!

I started with the base of Pretty in Pink and layered on Basic Gray that I distressed with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool.  I ran the Whisper White layer thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and gently distressed the edges of it, too.  For my focal element, I stamped the large rose vine with Basic Gray on Whisper White and distressed the edges.  I layered it on more Basic Gray and then Pretty in Pink with distresssed edges (I think I was channeling Tiffany this week!)  If you look closely, you'll see that I used Itty Bitty Background stamp with Pretty in Pink Classic Ink in the corners.  I wrapped some Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon around and tied.  This was all popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


Then I stamped Thinking of You in Basic Gray on Pretty in Pink cardstock and punched with the Modern Label punch.  I added two Square Fire Rhinestone Brads on the edges (I had to trim the legs with my scissors so they wouldn't show).  I added more Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the label to the card.


Have a wonderful weekend!  Check out the rest of the Design Operators over on Stamping 411!  I've got plenty to keep me busy this weekend…need to do a little clothes shopping for our trip to Cancun!

5 People have left comments on this post

May 28, 2010 - 11:05:28
Lee said:

Simple, Elegant and Beautiful! I'd say it's perfect!

May 29, 2010 - 10:05:05
Patti Chesky said:

Oh Connie!  She is going to love this card!  It's elegant and beautiful.
Pancreatic Cancer is such a terrible disease.  Dennis' aunt passed away from it years ago.  Keeping your best friend's mom in our thoughts and prayers.

May 29, 2010 - 10:05:48

Connie, this just gorgeous! I know your friend will love it and the heart behind it. You did a beautiful job here!

May 29, 2010 - 12:05:52
Kerin said:

This card is SO pretty Connie! I love the grey/pink color combo, and the thought you poured into it for your friend's mom really shows. Beautiful!

May 31, 2010 - 10:05:17

This is so pretty. I love how elegant, yet simple this is.. Wonderful!