A Simply Elegant Handmade Card – Creativity Abounds Blog Hop…

Thank you so much for stopping by today, whether you have come straight here or hopped from someone else, welcome, and I hope that you enjoy my simply elegant handmade card.

I was delighted to be asked to join an amazing group of super keen Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who just love to share a whole lot of ideas, inspiration and tutorials with you, this month’s product based theme is the Simply Elegant suite of products. Please do have a hop around as there are a bunch of amazing projects for you to see.

The colours of the suite are very neutral, with metallic foil too, so think vanilla, white, black, silver, gold and bronze – all absolutely beautiful but I wanted to change things up a bit and so I went for (you guessed it!) pinks and purples, Blackberry Bliss and Polished Pink to be precise!

A simply elegant handmade card, in pinks and purples, using Stampin' Up! products

The base card is Blackberry Bliss, 14cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm (or for US Letter size – 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″) with a Basic White layer 14cm x 10cm (5 1/4″ x 4″). The Designer Series Paper is from the In Colour 6″ x 6″ DSP stack, there are some wonderful designs and in all five of our beautiful ‘new’ in colours. This piece is cut to 7cm x 10cm (2 3/4″ x 4″)

A simply elegant handmade card, in pinks and purples, using Stampin' Up! products

The Silver Foil panel is cut using the new Elegant Tag punch, but I have elongated it here. There are two ways of doing this. The way I did it was to cut the card to 1 3/4″ and the slide it in to the top of the punch from the back, to cut the top of the tag, then take it out and slide it into the bottom to cut the bottom, again from the back. The easier way is to punch one out, cut it in half and then stick the top half to the back of the top of the flowers and the bottom half to the bottom!

I really love the flower image in this stamp set, and it is quite easy to fussy cut, so cutting three was no great time-taker. These are simply stuck onto the silver punched panel and some gems added to the centres, with a silver twine bow added to the top.

A simply elegant handmade card in pinks and purples using Stampin' Up! craft products

There is a long border type stamp in the set too, perfect for using as an accent on the Basic White Panel. I popped a little of the Polished Pink In Colour ribbon across the top of the paper, just to hide the join and to add a bit more interest, before simply stamping on of the gorgeous sentiments onto the top right of the card.

A simply elegant handmade card, in pinks and purples, using Stampin' Up! products

The inside was again kept Simply Elegant, with just a stamped corner embellishment, again from the same stamp set. Look at that detail! I hope that you have enjoyed learnign how to make this Simply Elegant handmade card, and I hope that you get lots of inspiration from the rest of the gang, just follow the links below to hop around.

Until next time, Happy Stamping xx

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