Three Little Words

Stampin up three little words

OCC Sketch 11April2009 Versatile sentiments combine with the "Three Little Words" stamp for a sophisticated appeal.  That's the focus for my card today which relies on this sketch by my friend, Silke, and the Our Creative Corner Challenge.

TIP:  A sketch challenge is a starting point.  I never hesitate to take a few artistic liberties to make a layout work with the stamps I want to use.  Note how my circle element is larger than the sketch and I popped up the "T" in "Three" to replace the star. 

  • Using Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal and Garden Green Markers, color the flower image, huff to keep the ink moist and stamp on Whisper White card stock (1 1/8" x 3 5/8").
  • Stamp the flower only a second time in Taken With Teal on Whisper White and snip out.  TIP:  I favor Paper Snips for cutting fine details.
  • Mat this panel over layers of Garden Green and Taken With Teal card stock, each 1/8" larger.
  • My Whisper White card base is 4.25 x 5.5 and scored at the top
  • I layered Stampin' Up!'s Flock Together Designer Series Paper and Taken With Teal over the card base.
  • Three of the large Circle Rhinestones from the Ice collection give the top right a dose of bling.
  • A Circle Scissor Plus made quick work of the circle element, using both Flock Together Designer Paper (2 5/8" diameter) and Whisper White (2 3/4" diameter) below.  It's so easy to make clean circles with this tool from 1" to 6" (although I still typically use my circle punches for sizes below 2").  TIP:  Check out  my tips for using the Circle Scissor Plus here.
  • The sentiment was stamped twice on Flock Together Designer Paper.  Using Paper Snips, the "T" was cropped out and given a little 3-D with slivers of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The bottom corner is dolled up with a medium Circle Rhinestone Brad and rounded corner.

TIP:  Finished card interiors are a big trend.  I used Taken With Teal
Ink for the sentiment.  More Flock Together Designer Paper and a Eyelet
Border in Garden Green complete the look.

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Stamp Set:  Three Little Words (113254)
Paper:  Flock Together Designer Series (114018), Taken With Teal (101584), Garden Green (102584), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Taken With Teal Ink Pad (103257) and Taken With Teal Stampin' Up! Marker, (100068) Garden Green Stampin' Up! Marker (100080)
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Paper Snips (103579), Eyelet Border Punch (113692)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Circle Scissor Plus (1125310,  Glass Mat (112531), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Three little words


  1. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love your colors – layout – stampsets used – just beautiful card! I think I must get this DP. TFS

  2. I love this stamp set. You did a great job on the color combination. Beautiful card as always.

  3. Chris R. from Iowa

    Another fantastic card! I never even noticed that paper. I sort of remembered the stamp set but did not notice the tulip. Wow! This is just simply gorgeous. This would be a great card for people who have terminal cancer – where a Get well soon doesn’t work. Or, you could use your own get well soon since those are 3 words. Oh my, you have set off my imagination now!Thanks so much Mary for sharing this – so many ideas to explore now wording, colors, etc.

  4. Beautiful Card! Your color combinations are breathtaking!

  5. Absolutely stunning!

  6. M-
    This is stunning…I love the color combo!

  7. Ooooh! I love this card. The colors are so rich and I like how you did the T. Charming.

  8. Grace Lange-Way

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

  9. This is gorgeous Mary! I never would have thought of putting Teal and Garden Green together…but they look sensational! I’ll be using this colour combo for sure…I’ve just written it into my inspiration book 🙂

    Hi Kristie: You are such a sweetie. Honestly, the colors weren’t my “invention.” I used what was already in the Flock Together Designer Series Paper. It’s such a good source of inspiration.

    Hugs, M

  10. Mary I’ve said it before you are so talented. I love this card. I wish you lived in NY so I could take some of your classes and maybe your talent would rub off. I have no upline support whatsoever!

  11. colleen kramer

    Great sketch and color combo! Thanks for showing the inside of your card, too. I’m always on the lookout for quick finishes!

  12. Love it Mary – as always an awesome creation!

  13. I love the color combination!

  14. Those colors are stunning! I love it! Great job as usual. 😉

  15. Neat colors Mary! I love the added rhinestones too. Great job with the sketch!

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