Sunday, 26 February 2012
Below is a photo of the solid and outline/highlight stamps from the Pretty Peony set.
I used the lighter color ink (Blushing Bride) on the solid stamp; and then I overstamped the image with outline/highlight stamp (using Cherry Cobbler ink).
The background paper is Stampin' Up's Spice Cake, which is a new Designer Series Paper pack in the current UK Spring Mini Catalogue. I've also used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Soft Suede card stock on this card design, along with Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, and Pear Pizzazz inks.
Choose your favorite sentiment stamps to use with this card. I've used SU Happiest Birthday Wishes and SU Something to Celebrate.
As you can see, you can interchange any sentiments you like -- these are from SU's Petite Pairs, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Something to Celebrate.
In addition, I've used the SU Distressing Essentials, including using the tea stain ink and rubber applicator to add color and age to the paper and one of the precision files to distress the edges of the card stock. While many crafters simply tear the edges of card stock to make it look more distressed, the use of files and sand paper gives more control and a subtle look.