Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share with you the very first Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are an awesome group of stampers from all over the world who will be coming to you on the second Wednesday of every month to share some creative inspiration and smiles from around the globe. If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I’m Anne Marie Hile from San Antonio, TX and I am so happy that you are visiting my blog today. Welcome!
Our theme for the month is “All Things Crafty” and the specific focus was MUST-HAVES for your creativity. If you have never visited me before, you might not know that I am a fan of ALL things PINK! Any shade. I decided to use a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in June called Ornate Style. This stamp set is available to order NOW as a “preview” and if you are interested, you can find a link to all of the products used on my card at the end of this post.
Back to those Must-Haves. For me, it would have to be any shade of pink, some rhinestones and of course, Wink of Stella for added sparkle. I wanted the floral image to be the focal point for my card, so I added an itty-bitty sentiment from the Bird Ballad stamp set. I know that cards don’t always need a sentiment, but this one just felt “naked” without one. The inside of the card is blank to leave room for a handwritten note. I’ve been sending a lot of cards lately to share some smiles. As much as I love decorating the inside of the card, sometimes, you just need room to write. :)
Card Measurements and Details:
- Lovely Lipstick Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2
- Basic Black Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
- Basic Black Cardstock - 3-3/8” x 5-5/8”
- Whisper White Cardstock - 3-1/2” x 4-1/2”, stamped with image from Ornate Floral stamp set and colored with Stampin Blends
- Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp sentiment from Free as a Bird stamp set and die cut using 1-1/4” Stitched Nested Labels Dies
- Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon - Color a 4-1/2” piece and a 10” piece (for the bow) with Basic Black Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers
- Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, left blank for a handwritten note
I hope you enjoyed my card! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her awesome project.
So glad you stopped by today. Please continue to hop along and visit everyone for some awesome creative inspiration. We are all so excited that you are joining us! If you have a chance, please leave a comment below to let me know that you visited. Happy Hopping!
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