Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bliss is...

...debossing, embossing and creating my own decorative paper with stamps!  For such a simple card I sure have a LOT of techniques going on.  This new FREE stamp set, Bliss, is ideal for making elegant cards with a beautiful demask background!  (maybe that's not what you'd call it)  Anyway, I used whisper white ink on that larger detailed stamp in the background- it shows up awesome on Black paper.  You could even use any light colored craft ink as well!  The main image with the bird on top are stamped with black craft ink then heat embossed with clear powder, then I dabbed a bit of Blushing Bride ink on the bird's belly. 

My circle piece, which is Pink Pirouette, was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and Big Shot, then flipped over and gently sponged with some ink.  I've also got a large silver brad, small rhinestone and some black satin ribbon on there to step up the bling!  Oh, almost forgot about the paper piecing around the circle- it looks neat if there is light showing through. 

Speaking of forgetting, I started out using the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for this but now am realizing I left off the verticle ribbon piece... may have to rework this so it fits and so I like it a bit better. If I redo it I'll be sure to add it to this post!  I also missed the deadline to enter this.  Oh well, still a fun sketch to use!

Thanks for stopping by!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Bliss
Colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: white ink, 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, distressing tool, rhinestone, clear EP, large silver brad, sponge, black satin ribbon, paper piercing tools


  1. Super CUTE card, Kristin!!!!!
    Stylish Award waiting for you in my blog!

  2. This is lovely....Bliss is my fav SAB set and I just adore this color combo! Well done!! Now following your blog via SC #342. Hope you'll return the favor when you get a chance.


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