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February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments


I picked up quite a few new Dutch sentiment stamps during my last trip to Belgium, and I couldn’t wait to use this elegant ‘Proficiat’ (Congratulations) on my dad’s birthday card. He is quite the wordsmith and writes great, rhyming birthday poems, usually ending with this (his favorite) word.

Keeping my cards with destination Belgium as flat and mailable as possible, I chose to embellish with ribbon only. The sketch I followed is Fall-to Layout 64 from the clean & simple stamping blog. The butterfly stamp from the Simple Friendship set was inked up with Bermuda Bay ink first, then rock ‘n’ rolled in Taken with Teal ink. I also used a sponge dauber to cover the inked stamp with shimmer paint before I stamped on Shimmery White card stock. It’s very pretty in person!

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Simple Friendship; Clear Stamps Text NL2 (Artemio)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Shimmery White, Petal Patch Designer Series Paper, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Ink: Taken with Teal, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Masterpiece Ribbon Originals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Connie // Feb 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Vera, Great color combination. I love how you did the butterfly so shimmery and the word cut out on the top and bottom to set it off. Great job!

  • 2 Pat (mspfd) // Feb 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Hi Vera! This is a beauty. Wonderful design and cutting. You dad is going to love it!

  • 3 Laura (scrapnextras) // Feb 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

    This is perfect and classy! I’m sure your Dad will love it!