Monday, December 27, 2010

A Perfect Pairing

I just got a new stamp set and it's a good one.  I really like greeting stamp sets and this set, You're A Gem, is new in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  In thinking about what I wanted to do with this greeting image which says "Queen for a Day" I new exactly what I wanted to pair it with.  What better stamp to set the saying off but the single stamp called Elizabeth.  Do you get where my brain went?
I made a crinkly flower using a series of different size punches to punch out scallops from the new First Edition encyclopedia designer series papers.  These papers are lightweight and super cool.  You get 24 pieces of 12" x 12" double-sided papers.  For the ribbon detail I cut the striped grosgrain down the middle to give it a distressed finish.  One of my latest favorites is linen thread.  I seem to be adding it to everything I make.  At the very end of finishing my card I couldn't help myself, but I just had to spritz the card with shimmer paint.
All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
  • Elizabeth & You're A Gem stamps
  • Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Brushed Gold cardstocks
  • First Edition dsp
  • Crumb Cake and Black Staz On inks
  • Linen Thread
  • 1 1/4" Black Striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 2 3/8" and 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punches
  • 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • Scallop Oval punch
  • 1 3/4 x 7/8" Large Oval punch
  • Antique Brads
  • Champagne Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol)


  1. Gorgeous card! You're's the Perfect pairing of all these elements. TFS.

  2. Fabulous Liz! I hope I am getting one!

  3. LOVE it! I even remember that daytime TV show, Queen for a Day! (Now I am dating myself!) Love your ribbon & thread treatment, too!

  4. This is too freeken cute for words... is!!!!
    Love your stuff doll! :)

  5. This is so LOVELY! What a perfect card!