Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Perfect Pairing!

A friend of mine is going through some tough times right now so I thought I’d make a card to brighten her day. This is what I came up with; hopefully it will put a smile on her face.

I recently received this exquisite stamp in the mail and knew it was perfect for the job. Isn’t it stunning? It’s the new Cling Jumbo Baroque Bouquet from Stampendous. I love how the Cling Music Score (also a Stampendous stamp & one of my all-time favorites) compliments the Baroque Bouquet image. Combining these two stamps makes me want to listen to another perfect Baroque pairing, the Goldberg Variations played by hmmm Glenn Gould or Simone Dinnerstein, maybe both… ooh sorry, I digress. My point is Stampendous has done it again. No matter what you create with this image, the result will be magical! Please visit the Stampendous blog for more inspiration.

Stampendous Supplies:

Cling Jumbo Baroque Bouquet CRS5019 (image)
Orchid Greetings SSC1053 (sentiment)
Cling Music Score CRR103 (background)

Other Supplies:

Copic Markers
X-Press It Blending Card
The Paper Company Bronze Metallic card stock
Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tsukineko Versamark watermark ink

Card Notes:

Create a card base using the Bronze Metallic card stock (mine is a 5.25" square card).
Trim a piece of X-Press It Blending Card slightly smaller than card base; stamp image & color using Copics.
Stamp image again on a scrap of paper and fussy-cut; use this as a mask; Place over main image.
Stamp the Music Score using Versamark; Stamp more than once to cover the entire card front.
Use an ink blending tool to distress the edges of card front with Antique Linen ink.
Stamp a small section of the image & the sentiment on a scrap of X-Press It; color desired flower & leaves then fussy-cut; trim sentiment & mat on scrap of Bronze Metallic card stock.
Distress the edges of the sentiment panel; adhere to card front using dimensional foam adhesive; adhere flower & leaves; accent all flower centers with Glossy Accents.
Adhere the card front to the card base.
Use a corner rounder to create fancy corners on the card & sentiment panel (I used the Corner Chomper stub).

For your listening pleasure, click here to listen to Simone Dinnerstein playing the Aria from the Bach Goldberg Variations.

Good Night & Thanks for visiting!


  1. Beautiful bouquet and coloring!

  2. What a lovely card! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that you kept this image CAS. I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate it :) Thanks for your continued visits to my corner of cyber space (and sorry for all the enabling, hehe)

  3. WOW...this is beautiful. You did such an awesome job coloring this lovely image. I know that your friend will be touched by your kindness.

  4. Gorgeous! The coloring is beautiful and the card is just lovely!