Simple Saturday In Pink

Stampin up away with flowers curly cute

I have lots of pictures to share today.  Check out how easy it is to create a pretty background using the large Clear Block (Clear Block F) with Stampin' Up! Clear Mount stamps.  The Curly Cute sentiment set makes it's debut on my blog, too.  It was on My New Catalog Gotta Have It List for it's clean design and gorgeous font.  It looks simply divine stamped on Vellum.

Curly cute stampin pretty

Let's start at the beginning, however.  I used the Stampin' Up! Color Coach to get up close and personal with the cardigan that inspired today's card.  Picking pinks was a snap.

Stampin up color coach pinks

I grabbed Awash with Flowers (a splashy set to "fake" a water colored image) and "loaded" several stamps exactly where I wanted them on my large clear block (Clear Block F).  No more guessing on placement.  This is one of the many benefits of using Clear-Mount Stamps. 

Stampin up clear blocks

View my instructional video and more details on Stampin'
Up! Clear Mount Stamps. 

Remember my Three Second Rule.  Hold the clear mount stamp on
the block for three full seconds so that it has a chance to bond.  It
will grab with determination this way.

Here's what the image looks like on Blushing Bride card stock after I inked the stamps in Jet Black Stazon (my favorite black for crisp line images).  Note:  the Blushing Bride card stock in the photo below looks a little wonky . . . I shot the picture in my stamping zone without my photography lights.  It's really not that peachy.

Stampin up blushing bride awash with flowers

I added repeat images to complete the background.  Consider Whisper White Craft Ink as an option for the solid images.  I love the powdery finish on this modern design.

Stampin up awash with flowers whisper white ink

LAST CHANCE TO REJOIN STAMPIN' UP! FOR $35!  Click here for a special offer for former Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  Sign up MUST be done by "snail mail" so time is almost up!  I would love to have you restart your Stampin' Up! journey with my Stampin' Pretty Pals!

Black signature ivory


Awash with flowers stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Awash with Flowers (Wood Mount 117062, Clear Mount 120549), Curly Cute (Wood Mount 117014, Clear Mount 120510)
Paper:  Blushing Bride (119796), Basic Black (121045), Melon Mambo (115320), White Vellum Card Stock (101856)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), Melon  Mambo (115656), Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
Cool Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle, 118309), Clear Block F (118483), 1/4" Hole Punch (Retired)
The Perfect Touch:  Subtles Brads (119738)


  1. Gorgeous card… love how you created the background and love using the vellum. Will have to try both. Hugs,

  2. Love, love, love it! It is “beautiful” in pink!

  3. Love, love, love it! It is “beautiful” in pink!

  4. Cards by Gina

    Simply gorgeous!!! Love this card!

  5. How fun Mary, love layering the images on the clear blocks… it’s like making our own background image stamps! TFS

  6. Oh Mary, it’s my birthday card! It came in the mail early this week. How fun to see it on your blog! Thank you so much I just love it! Hope you’re having a great time at convention!
    Tammy 🙂

  7. Beautiful as usual, Mary. Great spending time with you @ Convention!

  8. I like the acrylic blocks for placement also. I thought the floral placement came out very well. Thanks for mentioning the White Craft Ink. I, too, like the powdery finish.

  9. Such a lovely card, Mary! Gorgeous stamped background and love the vellum sentiment.

  10. Woman you are so darn talented! Hi Mary, I just love your creativity and that card is fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us who love to come here.


  11. Wow! I love how you made such a pretty background!

  12. Love the idea to make your own background with multiple stamps – a pretty in pink beauty!

  13. I had never thought of using more than one stamp at a time to do background. Also love the Funky Four, it will be a fun set. Thank you for shearing, you have style and class, WOW!!!!

  14. Very pretty pink on pink.

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