The new Embellished Elegance stamp set from Papertrey Ink is one of those effortless sets that only creates beauty :). It is so easy and full of possibilities. My first card uses this set very simply, without the coordinating dies...I did my best to attempt one layer, ha.
I began by stamping my Rustic Cream card base with the large "happy" using Raspberry Fizz ink. I then started layering on the vines (Classic Kraft ink), leaves (Limeade Ice), and flowers, (Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, and Raspberry Fizz). That's all it took, so simple. The second half of my sentiment was stamped on a die cut vellum Double Ended Banner and embossed using silver embossing powder.
Across the top I added a die cut Filigree Border cut from Basic Grey Highline paper, and then I added a strip of white cardstock that had been embossed using the Background Basics: Diamonds Impression Plate. I added a strip of White Silk ribbon and sequins to finish it off.
My second card uses more layering. I used the Monthly Moments: Slide Frame die and By the Numbers paper to create a focal point of sorts, adhered it to a block of Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes Styleboard paper, and started building from there. I die cut my "happy" and flowers all from Rustic Cream cardstock and used Smokey Shadow ink ("happy"), Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and Harvest Gold ink (flowers).
I used dimensional adhesive to add a lot of depth. The second half of my sentiment was die cut from foil paper from the Make it Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress, and the Double Ended Banners die. I then embossed it in clear embossing powder.
A few sequins, adhesive pearls, and True Black Baker's Twine, and my card was finished. I love this set and the dies just take it to a whole new level.
Thanks for visiting. The other Papertrey Ink designers have used this set as well and have projects to share with you: