A Beautiful Thing

January 12, 2010 | 2 comments

The cards I’m going to share with you today are from another set which hasn’t seen ink for a while and that is…..’A Beautiful Thing’.

I really like the coordinating wheel with this set too and seeing how it also hasn’t seen ink in a while I’ve used it on this first card also.

My first card was inspired by this card made by Kari.

Here’s my creation:


    Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing, It’s Beautiful Jumbo Wheel

    Card: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP

    Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa

    Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

When I finished this card I realised that my last few cards all used a ‘Pink’ as the main colour theme. I’d like to make an effort to use colours I don’t often use or at least incorporate them into my creations a little more. I’m sure you all have those favourite colours you are always replenishing and the others that you hardly ever use.

   So with this in mind I set about  deciding what colour theme I was going to use for my second card. I figure if I can make 2 cards with each set I’ve neglected for a while I should do okay with my goal of posting more regularly and also about posting more than I did last year. Must remember though to use those new sets from the Summer Mini and also start creating with my Sale-A-Bration sets too. More about Sale-A-Bration later though…..

I started flicking through my Designer Paper Book and came across a piece of Tea Party DSP which contained Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Pretty In Pink. Now okay I admit there is some pink there again but I swear it won’t be the focus. Next I decided upon a layout. I went with a Mojo Monday Sketch from July being Week 97.

And this is what I came up with…..

This isn’t my usual style of card and I’m still unsure if I like it but yeah, I made my second card and I used some other product instead of hording it. Another goal started……hahaha.


Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing

Card: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, Versamark

Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Piercing tool & template, crochet cotton (non-su)

So what do you think? Do you have a preference?

I’ll try my best to make the next card using NO PINK at all. Not sure on what set I’ll grab out yet. Hope I can do it.

Till next time……

Happy Stamping


  1. Karen Thomas

    Hey there Nikki!

    I really like both your cards! My fave is definitely the first card though…….love that!

    I think it’s fantastic your hooking in and using up what you already have! I’m doing that too! I have sooooooo much DSP here its not funny – and some of it I’ve never touched at all! Here’s to 2010 as being the year for using up our stuff! lol


  2. Kylie Robinson

    Hi Nikki,
    Love both your cards and the colour combos!
    Great idea using stamps sets that have been a little neglected, I have a few like that and even the odd one that hasn’t seen ink yet lol!

    Enjoy the rest of your week,
    Take Care,
    Kylie X


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