Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Small Show of Appreciation...


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A very lovely young acquaintance of ours was kind enough to give our little rugrat a set of fun books, even though they've never had the pleasure of meeting one another. To show our thanks, I wanted to make a card that would reflect the refined elegance that she possesses -- something I think is quite rare in someone so young.
For this card, I used the background Medallion stamp (I am so in love with this stamp that I'm sure I'll be using it over and over) -- craft ink gave me a soft, subtle impression. Keeping things simple, I only distressed the edges of my cardstock a bit before attaching it, adding only a little loop border along the top. For just a little extra "something," I cut two slits next to my sentiment and threaded some pretty pink ribbon. It was a little tricky getting the ribbon threaded, but with a little patience, I was able to attach it and my stamped element all at the same time. Three little pearls finished off this card for our new sweet friend.
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Medallion and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamps; Certainly Celery Craft Ink; Old Olive Classic Dye Ink; Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Cardstock; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (generic); Kaiser Blush Pearls; Martha Stewart Loops Border Punch
HAPPY BEANS: Hobby Blade; Distress Tool (generic)

4 comments:

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beauty... I love the elegant touch. Hugs,

....Linda.... said...

Lovely!

Mary Fish said...

Lovely. The detail to die for is the ribbon thru the slits . . . I need to try that. Hugs, M

Laurie in MN said...

Simple and elegant.