Today I am using a stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set.  Except the card is not at all elegant!  It is fun and sort of loud.  And that is okay with me!!


Stampin' Up!, Elegantly Said, Hippo & Friends, Bloom Where You're Planted, Jackie Beers



Doesn’t the Magenta Madness sort of shout out for you to “look here”?  I love the brightness!  It is softened quite a bit with the DSP and the Gray Granite.  Not everyone is into really bright and I think this would be acceptable to most folks.

I chose the bright Magenta Madness and Polished Pink for the flowers first.  And yes that is different because I usually get the color from the DSP.  But since this piece of the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper sheet doesn’t have much in the way of color, I had to come up with my own.  The Evening Evergreen for the stem and leaves also keeps the pinks from all running together.


This is an old technique that I often wonder if it is used very much anymore.  I colored the red rubber stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers.  It doesn’t seem that as many people purchase the Markers any longer.  They now come in the Color Families and that makes it a bit more of a purchase . The In Color Families are 5 markers for 15.00 and the Color Family markers are 10 markers for 30.00.  Since they seem to last forever, I think these are still a very good price point.

Before I stamped the flowers, I die cut the shape using the Hippo & Friends Die set.  I adore the shapes that this set has for layering.  I die cut first to make sure I had enough space since I was using a scrap of paper.  Then it was just color the red rubber stamp with the markers, give it a little huff (or as a fellow demonstrator once said “the breath of life”!)  This is to moisten the ink well in case it is beginning to dry on the stamp.  Same idea as using the water and the Simply Shammy to clean the stamps.

Finishing Touches

I glued all of the layers onto the Magenta Madness base card.  With Stampin’ Dimensionals added to the back of my stamped image,  But with the backings still attached.  it was easy to play with the ribbon and decide how I wanted it to look.

After making a final decision, I added just a couple of short lines of Stampin’ Seal beneath where the image would be placed.  Weaving the ribbon back and forth was a fun minute of play time trying to get it to stick where I wanted it to be and not where it wanted to be!  With the stamped image set into place you could not see the mess of ribbon underneath.  That is my secret!

Once again, I have used DSP that is part of the Designer Series paper Sale!  You still have a bit more time to stock up on this gorgeous paper.


The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,