Monday, September 16, 2013

Modern Flourishes, FMS103

Happy Monday, Stampers! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was pretty relaxing for a change, and the weather has cooled off quite a bit here in NY. Yesterday I got caught up on some craft projects and I think today I may pull some of my Autumn decorations out of the attic. I love decorating for fall! You won't find any fall colors here today, though. I was inspired to make a CAS black and vanilla card using my new Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set combined with Modern Medley DSP. 

The layout was created by Jen B. over at Freshly Made Sketches. I followed the sketch exactly with the exception of moving the Candy Dot element over a bit as they disappeared on my busy DSP. I also had to use three Candy Dots instead of two because I have a thing about groupings in odd numbers. Yes, I clearly have issues.

This was such a simple card to make. I had originally intending on embellishing my flourish with flowers and pearls, but decided I liked it just the way it was, clean and simple.

Too often I make only the outside of a card, and when I'm ready to send it have to sweat the details. This time I made a fully completed card. I stamped the inside with the paired greeting and a smaller flourish. 

You can see in the top photo that I made a liner for the envelope using the Envelope Liner Framelit. I stamped the front of the envelope, too. Don't you love getting an envelope in the mail that's been stamped on the outside? I can't wait to see what's inside!

Even the back of my card got a little love. On dark colored cards, I love to add this little tag made with the Tiny Tags Stamp Set  and Jewelry Tag Punch.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley
Ink Pads: Black Stazon
Tools: Big Shot, Envelope Liner Framelits, 3/16" Corner Punch (r)
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Candy Dots
Back of Card: Tiny Tags Stamp Set (r), Jewelry Tag Punch (r)

Have a fabulous day!


Brian King said...

This is really beautiful, Sandy! Very clean and classy.

Amy O said...

I love the crisp, clean look of this card! And I have the same issue -- I like brads, candy dots, and other small embellishments in threes.

Jen Timko said...

Gorgeous!! Love this stamp set in black and white (well, Vanilla)! Glad to see you this week!!

Bonnie said...

This is so classy, Sandy! Makes me wonder why I never bought this set!

Donna said...

A beautiful card Sandy! You totally make the Flourishes set SHINE, truly! YOU are making me want to cave and buy that set now (I'm trying to "be good!") YOU are Seriously influencing me here; LOL! I do thank you always for your fabulous inspirations, all the same! Love your card; TFS! :)