Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Simple Elegance

Welcome to our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop!  This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!

Today my card features several stencils, some glitter, and, of course, a beautiful ribbon. I think it would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary card.

Simple Elegance


GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLM2000 Heart Swans Stencil
DWLM288 Border Flourish Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWETMD Embossing Tool Medium

My Color Cardstock - Sky
Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132
Foam Tape

Step 1:  Fold a 7 1/2" x 11" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form a top fold card
Step 2: Cut a 5" x 7" piece of white cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Border Flourish to the bottome right corner of a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, use the stencil brush to add blue ink through the stencil, clean and dry the stencil, turn it over to reverse the design and tape it to the bottom left corner and ink a second flourish
Step 4: Use the brush and blue ink with the Picasso stencil to add some "clouds" above the flourish area and in the background of the flourish area, keep it light where the swans will be pasted
Step 5: Tape the Heart Swans stencil above the flourishes with removable tape
Step 6:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 7: When the paste is dry, use the Picasso and Embossing Tool to dry emboss the clouds to give them more dimension
Step 8: Adhere the swans to the white mat on the card front
Step 9:  Wrap a white ribbon around the card front and tie a bow

Today's list of designer's can be found on the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,


craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT said...

The swans so sweet! Digging the color combinations!


Hoosier said...

I need to try some stencil paste.

Joan V said...

Wow, love the stenciling. Beautiful wedding card.

Denise Bryant said...

Classy looking card! Love the Heart Swans Stencil and pretty bow!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I agree that this would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card; it's beautiful!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such a pretty card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you used the various stencils and those swans are just magnificent!

Shari said...

So pretty and elegant. 💗💗💗

Stampendous said...

Your card is so elegant and GORGEOUS! Wow, I just love the flourish water element, so creative!!!! Thank you for sharing!

McStamper said...

Love the swans. Beautiful card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic card.
Love the swans - great for a
love-inspired card.
thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

What an elegant card! I love the swans and the background you created! Hugs, Robin

sharon g said...

Gosh, I love the sweet swans!!! I think that I need to get that.

Carolina Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Very creative. TFS

cghundley said...

So pretty and
Carla from Utah

Jean said...

Elegant and beautiful!!

Esperança Costa said...

It really is elegant! Love the background and border.

Downsouth said...

You really deserve a prize for this absolutely exquisite card; I just couldn't keep my eyes off of the beauty of the whole talented piece that you have created. Everything was done to perfection and a lot of thinking must have gone into it. It could be used for any posh occasion and it is so delicately done with the stenciled embossed crystalised swans and the subtle blue and white colors with the ribbon tying the splendid scene together. The superbly delicate cloud just seems to be floating among the elegance.

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and elegant. The ribbon is the perfect touch.

Bunny said...

Great texture and stenciling. I need to try more of this. It's really pretty. said...

Love the swans textured and ribbon! This is great!

TAG Creations by T.German said...

So pretty!!

Linda BL said...

Elegant card which would be a perfect anniversary or wedding card. This would be the card that would be singled out to pass around!

Jaimi Bailey said...

Beautiful card!

barbara macaskill said...

Elegant, stunning and breathtaking! Love the delicate clouds and the swans are lovely! This card could be for so many occasions and is a timeless creation! TFS!

Brenda Lilley said...

Elegant and so pretty! Thanks for sharing!