Story of Elegance

Hello and Happy Friday!!

As the title reveals, I am back today with another card using the beautiful Stippled Roses bundle.

I love the stippled images in the stamps in this bundle and in the beautiful Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper.  You can get your hands on this beautiful paper FREE with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  Although my feature card doesn’t use DSP, I’ll share a glimpse of one of the papers at the end of the post.

I love stippled art.  To create some of the beautiful images we have in these stamps would take hours, but with the magic of Stampin’ Up! we can create beautiful stippled images in just seconds.

What is Stippling? Stippling is a drawing and shading technique that involves creating patterns or textures by applying small, distinct dots or marks. These dots can vary in size, spacing, and density to achieve different effects.

The term “stippling” finds its roots in the Latin word “stipula,” which means “straw” or “stubble.” Stippling is believed to have originated in ancient times when artists and craftsmen used materials like straw or small pointed tools to create textured patterns in various mediums. Over time, this technique evolved, and artists began using pens, brushes, or specialized tools to achieve stippled effects in their work.

Aren’t you even more grateful for this beautiful stamp set?  I certainly am!

There are so many ways to use this bundle.  Unlike Tuesdays card, this card is smooth and simple.  But of course still elegant.

Here’s today’s project.

Sometimes clean and simple just works.   And I am always game for a monochromatic look!

Elegance Made Easy

Following are the quick steps to recreate this card.

First, make your cuts:

  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4 x 5 1/4″ (two pieces)
  • Early Expresso card stock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Die cuts:
    •  Die cut the large floral image into the center of one of the Very Vanilla card stock pieces
    • Stamp the large floral image onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and die cut using the large floral die
  • Punches
    • None

Add three strips of Gold Trim ribbon to both sides of the Very Vanilla die cut panel.

Adhere the die cut Very Vanilla  panel to the Early Expresso panel and add to the front of an A2 card base made with Thick Very Vanilla card stock.   (Note: An A2 card base is made by cutting an 8 1/2″ x 11″  piece of Thick card stock in half on the long side.  Score the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″  (half sheet) of card stock at 4 1/4 “.)

Add the die cut floral image to the card front using dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment using Early Expresso ink onto the card front.

For the inside, I printed my greeting onto the Very Vanilla panel and stamped the small rose using Early Expresso before adhering to the inside of the card.

To complete the project,   stamp a flower on the envelope front  anf flap using Early Expresso ink.

As promised, here’s a card with a bit of the Softly Stipple DSP.  It’s the sister to Tuesday’s card.  😉


Finding Your Creative Elegance

In the end, the beauty of paper crafting lies in its ability to connect us with our own creativity and with others. It’s a chance to slow down, unplug, and create something beautiful and meaningful with our own two hands. So why not give it a try today? You never know where your creativity might take you.

If you would like to try your creativity with the products I used, you can shop with me anytime!

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Thank you again for stopping by.
Have a fantastic weekend.  Stay safe and warm.
I’ll be back on Tuesday with another card to share.
I hope you’ll come back too.
Until then,

Live Graciously!