I started with a base card of Very Vanilla cut at 5" x 10", scored at 5". In other words it is a 5" square card. I added a layer of Pacific Point card stock cut at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" using runner adhesive. For the final top layer, I used a piece of Very Vanilla cut at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". Before we go any further let me show you the greeting.
The greeting for this card comes from the stamp set Perfectly Penned. I stamped it onto the vanilla card stock using Pacific Point ink. Once the greeting was stamped onto it, I ran it through my big shot using the Lacy Brocade impression folder. This folder will be available in the upcoming holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!. I attached it to the card with the runner adhesive.
To decorate the rest of the front of the card, I turned to those cute little flowers - rosettes. I used a retired designer series paper that I still have some of in my stash of paper. I chose a few colors I liked. Now I took the easy was to make these. I pulled out my big shot and a sizzlits decorative strip I bought a few months ago at a local craft store. This strip cuts out the strips for the rosettes as well as perforates where to fold them making putting them together a piece of cake. It also cuts out the center pieces with the medallion look to them. I then added a vanilla circle punched with my 1/2" circle punch to the center of each. To finish it off, I added a blue rhinestone from my stash to to the center of each one. It added just the right amount of sparkle to it.
All in all this is a pretty simple card but I like the elegant look it has. I hope my in-laws liked it. Since this is the end of the card I guess it is the end of my post for today. I will be back tomorrow with another share for you. For the next couple of days, I am going to share a couple of cards I made using paper dolls. I hope you enjoy them. Come back by tomorrow to see the first of the two. I will see you all then. Thanks for stopping by today!!