Friday, April 29, 2011

Always and Notably Ornate by Stampin Up and me

Good Royal Friday to you! Did you watch a bit of the Royal wedding on tv today? I loved it.. Wasn't Kate Middleton stunning in her gorgeous dress. And wow, Prince William was just so sweet, don't you think? You should have seen my 4 year old daugther. She was as quiet as a mouse while she was watching the beautiful ceremony and the unforgettable carriage ride. And don't get me started on all the fun and beautiful and just silly hats that all the woman were wearing during the day. Yip, I am proud to say that I was one of the 2 billion people that watched their wedding today, even though I attended in my morning pyjama gown and drank my tea from a huge Starbucks mug instead of an english danty tea cup! I am one proud and happy camper!

Needless to say I got inspired to make something fun and ornate after all that beauty today! I went over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments site to play along with their challenge #65. They encouraged us to create a 3-D card or project for Mothersday. & This is what I came up with.

  • I used the beautiful frame from the Notably Ornate Stampin Up stamp set and inked it up with the Early Espresso ink and stamped it on my Whisper White card stock.

  • Do you see the Taken with Teal card stock that I rolled through my Big Shot with the Top Note die. I love how it pops with the Soft Suede card stock from Stampin Up and the Real Red ink. And it fits so beautifully around the frame I stamped.. Love it!

  • The bird is from my Always Stampin Up stamp set. This bird comes always in handy. It is so elegant and simple.

Well.. Tomorrow it is April the 30th and it is going to be Queen's day (Koninginne dag) in Holland. I will miss all the orange on the streets and the red, white and blue flags. And Amsterdam with the - way to many people - on all the streets.

I might have to hang out my dutch flag.. if I can actually find it.

Cheers and Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. I love how you layered each element of this card. It would never have occurred to me to stick the big image inside the Top Note die. And I love the layers with the sentiment. The Always bird is a perfect addition!

  2. So cool!!!! Adorable. And yes, I was a part of the 2 billion too. I'm proud. :D It was all sooooo mesmerizing and magnificent!

  3. Wat een mooie kaart, Pauline! Mooie kleurencombinatie! Taken with Teal vind ik ook zo'n vreselijk mooie kleur... Helaas heb ik nog maar een paar vellen, 3 geloof ik... :-(

    Gisteren moest ik helaas werken, dus heb niet veel van "The Wedding" kunnen zien, maar de belangrijkste dingen wél! ;-) Heel erg mooi...
    Hoop voor je dat je je rood/wit/blauw-vlag kan vinden, wij hangen hem in ieder geval wel op.
    Fijn weekend!

    Liefs, San

  4. Gorgeous card! I've been wavering back and forth over purchasing Notably Ornate. I need to just buy it. Beautiful job. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  5. hey lieverd, doe het maar even in het nederlands want dat gaat me toch iets beter af dan het engels ( gaan we wel weer een keer doen hoor, goede les voor mij). Je kaarten zijn weer prachtig en ik heb met plezier je creaties bewonderd. Dan ga ik vanaf nu weer meer contact met je hebben want helaas heb ik dat een beetje laten verwateren 1000x sorry! Liefs en queens day was weer beregezellig...heb je de vlag nog uitgehangen> Liefs Peet

  6. Hi there, Pauline! I did watch the wedding and completely agree that Kate made such a beautiful bride. That dress was gorgeous! Just like your card, my friend! Love this design and I am amazed at your patience for cutting out that image so perfectly! WOW! I also love the Soft Suede with the fun colors. Awesome job on this one. So happy you played along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, too. Hugs! :)

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  8. I am going to try this again.

    Very pretty card. So glad you decided to join us this week. I hope you will play with us again in future challenges.


  9. Beautiful card - and you are so patient in cutting everything out. Wow...

    And yes, I was one of the 2 billion who watched the Royal Wedding as well - it was well worth getting up early to watch.


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline