I am back from an awesome stamping weekend with some fellow demonstrators, who are also fabulous friends.  There was much laughing with some stamping thrown in.  I will have some cards to share as the week goes on.

Today’s card is a quick and fun card made with the In Symmetry stamp set.  For a set that I didn’t really care for initially, it has become a go to for a quick and easy card.



Stamp set

As I said, the stamp set is the In Symmetry set.  This bold flower is my favorite from the set.  It and the leaves make a great focal point that stamp so well and all you need are the two colors.  Being such a solid stamp, both stamps ink up and stamp perfectly.

This sentiment is great for pretty much any occasions.  It is just a clean and simple greeting.  And who doesn’t love a pretty font?  I like that it is not too large or too small.  Stampin’ Up! is great for having a variety of sentiment sizes.  I have used this one in places similar to this layout, but also on full front stamping and the sentiment at the bottom stamped over the image or in a blank space.  The size and bit of boldness allows it to stand out anywhere.

I added the Basic Rhinestone Jewels for some bling to the flower and sentiment.

Paper and Colors

This pretty striped paper is from the Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper.  I love the shades of green.  And it pairs perfectly with a bold flower. The paper was picked first in terms of color.  That led me to the Shaded Spruce for the leaves.

With the leaves being a darker shade I needed a bold color for the flower itself.  I have my paper in the Stamp “N Storage shelves behind me.  So I took the Shaded Spruce cardstock and actually placed it next to all of the different possible flower colors to determine a match.  (A swatch book would work the same way)  My little experiment ended up at Blackberry Bliss.   It is a color that I haven’t used in a while until the Blackberry Beauty DSP came out in the Mini Catalog.  Now I seem to be drawn to it!


  • The card base Blackberry Bliss cut to  4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The layer is Basic White cut to 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP from Pansy Patch is cut to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The focal layer is Basic White cut to 2 3/4 X 3
  • The sentiment layer is Basic White cut to 2 1/4 X 3/4

By having the Basic White layer between the card base and the DSP, I did not need a layer under the focal or the sentiment layers.  It made for a much thinner card!


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Smile and Keep On Stamping,