I needed a masculine card today so opted to use Chocolate Chip Textured Card stock and Very Vanilla. TIP: Monograms and flourishes are very regal and unisex. The Schoolbook Serif "o" was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Very Vanilla. It pops out with ease using a 1 1/4" Square Punch and is matted on a 1 3/8" square of Chocolate Chip. How speedy was that?
The frame is a splendid stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Frames with a Flourish set. It's Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card stock and is cropped with a perfectly matching Nestabilities square. It's gets "stilts" with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The vertical panel employs the Baroque Background stamp. TIP: For heaven's sake, you don't need to have the "floral" part of this stamp included when all these lovely feathery guys can carry the show. Again, it's Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card stock, cropped using a Nestabilities Long Rectangle, matted on Chocolate Chip (cut 1/8" wider–so a 1/16" edge shows all the way around) and a Scalloped Long Rectangle (a Nestie, too) below.
The card base is Very Vanilla (4.25 x 5.5) with luxurious Chocolate Chip Textured card stock on top. A strip of Stampin' Up!'s 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon adds a nice contrast. To create the top corner treatment, I stamped just a corner of the frame image again and punched it out using a Photo Corners Punch. TIP: The smaller corner was slightly wider that I wanted so I clipped off the overlapping Vanilla with my Paper Snips. It's layered on another punch of the Photo Corner Punch in Very Vanilla.
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Hugs and Pretties . . . M
Stamp Set: Frames with a Flourish, School Book Serif Alphabet, Baroque Background
Paper: Very Vanilla Textured, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Textured
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Nestabilities Long Rectangles and Squares, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Up!'s 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals