Friday, February 26, 2010

SSC140 ~ Getting Back to Stamping

It's been quite the week! I haven't stamped in over a week because I've been taking care of my hubby (who's home from the hospital and doing quite well on the IV antibiotics). When I went out to my stamp room tonight to complete this card, I was secretly psyched that it looked simple. I love the clean and simple style cards, and this one certainly fits the bill.

The center panel is from some beautiful designer paper. I was sitting with a customer and she said "I could never use that to make a card" I couldn't help but think, it's already a card. cut down to this size, you don't need much else!

I flipped the elements over to the right side, so I wouldn't cover the big pretty butterfly on the left.

I looked through so many sentiments.. thank you and birthday, and I was looking for a specific one that I misplaced.. I never found it. When I saw this stamp set, I thought "yeah". The word cherish sums up in one lump how I'm feeling.

  1. That gorgeous center panel with the butterflies, is cut to 3x4. From a 12 x 12, you could get enough for 12 cards from one sheet.
  2. Just below that layer is Rose Red cardstock cut at 4 1/4" (so cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece in half), then cut that long piece at 3 1/4" You can get 6 for every sheet of cardstock, so two pieces, would cover the entire piece of dsp.
  3. The base is 11 x 4 1/4", and it was scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Before I leave you tonight, I suggest that you give your loved ones an extra hug. Appreciate the beauty of having all the special people you have in your life. Try and discard negativity. Be kind to one another ~ that goes a long way. Also ~ if you take the time to play along this week with the operators at stamping411, I'm sure you wont be sorry. This is a sketch that I'll return to, over and over again.

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Not only are you're sketches the bomb...but this card is fantastic. You have taken so little and made it into a magical card that is full of color and life. I love it.
You have inspire me to take some of my DSP out and use it as backgrounds. I rarely do that but will now!!!! Just beautiful!!!

Connie Babbert said...

I'm hoarding that piece of DSP...I think the butterflies are so pretty...but you've inspired me to use it on a card like this! Great job, Selene!

Stamping in Bedford said...

Not only do I love your card for this sketch - I love the whole post. Great that BK is better and I look forward to seeing you this spring when we return from sunny but very cold Florida.

Kitty A. said...

Wonderful card! I have some difficult DP to use up, and this is a great design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Callahan said...

Love how you showcased that designer paper! I just love DSP!

Lisa Hensley said...

I love this!

Stamping in Bedford said...

Great to hear that your family is getting back to good health. Love the simple design of this week's 411. Hope to get one posted. Your DSP is too beautiful to add too much stuff. Love the simplicity of what you did.

Anonymous said...

Selene-ohhh, as usual I love your card--in fact I'm giving you credit for it as I just about cased it for one of my Gathering projects & bags. You give such great inspiration!!!
Hope you'll take a quick look and let me know how you like it. Nola

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your beautiful card - the DP is stunning and I love the way you've put buttons with it. I also love your comments at the end of your post - it's so important to take the time to really appreciate life and those we love.

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stamperbeth said...

I love this! Its so fresh looking. That sounds kinda weird but I mean that in a good way.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card - just like it's maker! Love this so much, gf!