Saturday, August 13, 2011

Clean and Simple Elegance

Pin It Now! I love the vintage feel of this card.

One of my first purchases from the new Idea Book & Catalog was this set, Established Elegance. I just know it's going to produce some beautiful cards!

This one starts with Crumb Cake base, and is embossed with SU's newest folders, Designer Frames. (they are amazing! 2 in the pack for $8.50, a rectangle & an oval #123130) The large oval punch fits this embossed oval perfectly, so I layered some stamping on a pc of Very Vanilla & adhered. Stamped the dress form on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso & colored in a few details with Pool Party Stampin' Write marker. Fussy cut & adhere with dimensionals. Added a little word art at the bottom & a torn strip of Beau Chateau Designer fabric.

The fabric is my new favorite detail to many cards. A lot of stamper friends of mine wonder what to do with the fabric. I think the possibilities are endless! Trim, a substitute for ribbon, fabric flowers, backdrop for photos in a layout, gift wrapping, and then all of the actual sewing options!

The final detail is a little flower punched with Itty Bitty Shapes from Beau Chateau DSP, with a Vintage Trinkets metal button in the center, adhered with s glue dot.

Hope you enjoy.

Do you need a Holiday Mini? Just email me your address ( and I'll have one delivered to your doorstep. All these delicious papercrafty beauties are available Sept 1st. Don't wait!

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Ohhh! Veery pretty card! Love the clean and simple lines! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me sweet comments! Hope you have a fab Saturday!