Tuesday, September 25

Indulge Yourself

Today's card "indulges" in combining lots of Clear & Simple Stamps and dies for a beautiful card that would work for any birthday or celebration.

One of my favorite things to "indulge" in when stamping is creating my own background paper.  For today's card I combined the CSS Damask with the music image from Background Basics 1.  I trimmed my patterned paper to 3.75" and then added a decorative touch with Edgers 1.

I wanted an elegant and "wow" cake so I added sparkly Prisma glitter and a fancy jewel from Webster's Pages (that I have been hoarding saving for a something special).  Note: To add the glitter, I stamped the outline image from Cake Decorating for definition and followed with the solid fill image.  Then, I trimmed along the outline and used a light coating a spray adhesive and sprinkled on the sparkle.  I added this to the Cake die-cut where I had already stamped and shaded the cake plate.

I adore the font combinations in the Sweet Sentiments set... all those swirls and flourishes are definitely over-the-top.  I stamped it onto a curvy banner from the Banner 1 die set.

I hope you enjoy all the "Sassy Somethings" that were combined for this fancy card.  What are your favorite techniques to "indulge" in when you are creating?  Fussy cutting anyone? ;)

Stamps: All from CSS - Damask, Background Basics 1, Cake Decorating, Sweet Sentiments
Paper: PTI Melon Berry, Rustic Cream, & Vintage Cream
Ink: PTI Kraft, Melon Berry, & Dark Chocolate
Tools: CSS Edgers 1, Banners 1, Cake die-cut; PTI Limitless Layers 2.5"


Melissa said...

This is beautiful, Denise! I love that background!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful as usual, my friend! That cake is on my wishlist! :)

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Lisa said...

Oooo love this sweet sparkly cake and your pretty, pretty banner!!

Leigh said...

Oh, wow, Denise, this is gorgeous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. The background you created is stunning.

Camilla said...

wow really lovely.
I like that sparkle cake.