Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Inspired by Stamping: Ornament Card

Good morning!!
Today, I created a card for the Inspired by Stamping blog. 
 I love sentiments!!  A card is never complete without one.  Many of the Inspired by Stamping stamp sets, have small sentiments and if you have a healthy collection of stamps, then you know that, the smaller stamps seem to get lost or forgotten about.
Well my card today is showing you a way to use those smaller sentiments, to dress up pre-bought die cut embellishment.   The two ornaments on my card, were from an embellishment pack that coordinates with the patterned paper on my card.  These ornaments had a 2-layers flower on it, when it came in the package.  I gently removed the flower , being careful not to tear the paper.  After picking the sentiments, I stamped/embossed with gold embossing powder.   After they cooled down, I cut them into strips, adhered them to the die cut and trimmed the edges.   I added dimensional pearls around the top and bottom of the strip to add a tad bit of interest.  I did not want it to look ‘flat’!
Here is a close up.
I hope that you are having a great weekend and beating the crowds at the mall.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. beautiful card Calypso! it's so true about the small stamps... we keep on buying new ones and forget about the old and little ones at the bottom of the drawer!!!!!
    Mirella DK xx

  2. Gorgeous card, love the simple layout, it's so elegant..

    Thanks for joining in at Papertake Weekly this week :)

    Tanya GDT xx

  3. Saw this over on FB and loved it! It's very clean and classy, Calypso. :)

  4. Such a great card. Fabulous. Love the stitching. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  5. What a beautiful touch the gold is. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps! Have a very Merry Christmas!