The Stampin' Up! Printed Petals stamp set is the center attraction of my handmade card for today's 25 Days of Retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets post. But, what made the card is the tiny butterfly from the Stampin' Up! Itty Bitties stamp set.
Earlier I did confess I would not have purchased the Itty Bitties stamp set because I feel at a loss at what to do with little stamps. These are not little, they are tiny. Now I can hardly get over how much I have enjoyed using this stamp set! Seriously, doesn't the butterfly in the center make this card?
The butterfly from Itty Bitties stamp set was stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad ink on Whisper White Card Stock and then punched with the 1/2" Circle Punch. From there on, the circles went scalloped.
The 1/2" circle is resting upon Lucky Limeade Card Stock punched with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. The pretty flower stamp from Printed Petals was stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad ink and punched with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. Only to have all three layers layered onto Lucky Limeade Card Stock punched with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. My that's a lot of scallops.
The border of Itty Bitties butterflies was quick to make. The are not perfectly aligned but close enough. We will call the imperfection quaint and saving my sanity. :) All in all, a nice touch and not off enough to be a distraction. Would you given it any thought if I had not mentioned it? If not, let that be a note to yourself. Others do not see all the imperfections of your card making that you do. Just say "thank you" and keep the rest to yourself.
Like the printed paper? It reminded me of the veins in leaves. This paper is from the Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. You will like it even better when you find out it is 25% off in my online store www.shopwithshelly.com.
Speaking of my online store, it is time to list the retiring Stampin' Up! products that you need to order now before they up and retire forever. Click on the name of the product to be taken directly into my online store www.shopwithshelly.com to order.
Printed Petals stamp set - available to order through June 3, 2013
Itty Bitties stamp set - available to order through May 31, 2013
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper - 25% off! Available to order through June 3, 2013 if supplies last
Melon Mambo 5/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon - available to order through May 31, 2013
Lucky Limeade Card Stock - available to order through June 3, 2013 if supplies last
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With no greeting on my handmade card, my Stampin' Up! Printed Petals card is cheery and would be great for a birthday card, get well card, anniversary or thinking of you. Any other ideas for this card? Leave your idea below.