Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Great stamps for quick cards using the Summer by the Sea set

Some stamps are just so detailed and elegant that they don't need any extra work or embellishment. That's not to say that you can't add to them - just that they are good enough to stand on their own when you need a quick card. Sunday was just such an occasion. I realised that I'd missed my Aunt's birthday, didn't have much time for crafting (it's been busy, busy, busy lately and I'm still not getting the housework done) so I turned to a gorgeous stamp set that I've just bought - Summer by the Sea.

I started with a card blank of Pretty in Pink. Using the little girl stamp from the Summer by the Sea set, I stamped with Regal Rose ink onto Very Vanilla card. Using the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set, I did the same. These had the corner rounder punch used on all four corners and were matted onto Rose Red card also corner rounded. I put a length of Rose Red double stitched grosgrain ribbon across the top of the card and added the image and the sentiment.

Quick, straightforward, but I think also elegant and effective. Oh, and I added an apology inside the card, for it being late.

Keep Stampin'

Sara xx


margaret said...

what a lovely stamp Sara. love how you used it.xx

Alex said...

I like this card Sara, never thought of buying this stamp set, but you've made a lovely card with it. I like the colour used too.

Happy Sunday,

Alex x

Kate Lewis said...

so elegant Sara - really lovely! Shows you don't have to colour these stamps - looks fantastic like this! TFS Kate x