Thank You “Merci” Card {Chic Boutique} in Pinks

When I saw this stamp, I knew I would love it. Every time I use it, I just love it more and more. Especially that filigree stamp, and the birdcage, and the dress form, and of course the Eiffel Tower.

The card base is Rose red, layered with Basic Black and Raspberry Tart DSP. I stamped the Eiffel Tower in Basic Black on Whisper White and colored it with a light wash of Pretty in Pink ink and my Aquapainter.  Around the edges of the White layer, I stamped the filigree stamp from Chic Boutique in Pretty in Pink. The White is layered on Basic Black, which I trimmed along the bottom with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

I tied some Black Satin Ribbon around the top two layers and before tying my knot, added my “merci” tag. The tag was made by stamping merci in Rose Red ink, then stamping the filigree in Pretty in Pink above and below the sentiment on Whisper White. Next, I punched the white out with the 1″ Circle Punch and layered it onto a 1 1/8″ Circle of Rose Red. Then, I punched a hole at the top with the Cropadile and threaded some Silver Cord through. I knotted the cord and then slipped the Black Satin Ribbon through the loop. To keep the tag flat, I opted to add a Stampin Dimensional behind it, but you could also leave it hanging.

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge {Chic Boutique}

This was the weekly Wednesday Card Sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. I have only participated in a few challenges so far, but when one catches my eye, I jump into it.

The card base here is Rose Red. I layered it with Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The Pink panel is cut to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and the White is 3 1/2″ x 5″. I popped it up with Stampin Dimensionals and added a strip of Pretty in Pink cut with the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the left side of the card.

I stamped the bird cage from Chic Boutique on the Whisper White and then stamped it again on White scrap in Versamark and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. Then, I colored it in with Stampin Up Markers and attached it to the card with Stampin Dimensionals.

Around the edges of the Whisper White, I also stamped the filigree stamp from Chic Boutique in Pretty in Pink and Rose Red. I love using that stamp as sort of a background stamp!

Underneath the bird cage, as per the sketch, I added a strip of Pretty in Pink that I punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and wrapped Black Satin Ribbon through a Large Black Grommet.

Instead of piercing the grommet through the paper, I just folded back the tabs on the underside of the grommet with my Bone Folder. This way, I can use it more like a ribbon slide than a grommet. I looped both ends of the black ribbon through the hole of the grommet and then pulled each end around the back of the card stock, adhering it with SNAIL.

The 5/8″ Basic Brad in White was sponged with Pretty in Pink ink, then stamped with the filigree image in Rose Red ink. Next, I dipped the brad head in Glassy Glaze and heated, repeating once to get a more even coating of shine. I slipped that into the grommet hole and put a Glue Dot behind the brad to keep it from sliding around.

Sophisticated Birthday Card for Mom

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I made this birthday card for my mom using the Chic Boutique stamp set. When I gave it to her, she asked why I chose the bird cage image. I told her I don’t know why, I just did. It turns out she just bought a decorative bird cage that looks just like this one. I guess I know my mom’s taste!

The card base is pretty in pink, layered with a dark brown patterned acetate I got at a craft store. I stamped the bird cage on whisper white paper in chocolate chip ink, then colored it in using SU Markers in chocolate chip and pretty in pink. After stamping, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist I made using 70% Rubbing Alcohol and Frost Shimmer Paint. It doesn’t show up well in the picture but it makes the whisper white look just like SU’s Shimmery White Card stock.

I also sprayed the Pretty in Pink card stock and layered the white, chocolate chip textured, and pretty in pink card stock. Using the cropadile, I punched a hole at the top of the bird cage and added a Circle Rhinestone Brad in pink. Those layers are then adhered to the base using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Warm Wishes, stamped in chocolate chip ink on whisper white (that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist) and trimmed out with my paper snips. That is also popped up on dimensionals.

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