ooh lala..i the love the en francais background stamp!  dont forget that sale-a-bration is over at the end of the month…so hurry and dont miss out on all your FREE stuff!

so for this fabulous (if i say so myself!!) card, i started with early espresso cs, then added pieces of paper from the elegant soiree dsp (i sponged the edges with early espresso ink) and attached to the card.  i used a piece of very vanilla grosgrain ribbon to cover the seam.  i stamped “thanks” from my FREE sale-a-bration set thank you kindly in early espresso ink.  i used fun flowers die from the occasions mini catalog and cut out the big flower in early espresso, the medium flower with a window sheet, and the small flower in baja breeze.  i sponged early espresso ink around the edges of the big flower, ran the little flower thru my perfect polka dot embossing folder and inked the edges with early espresso ink.  for the ooh la la, i stamped my en francais background stamp with staz on white ink on the window sheet flower.  pretty cool, huh!!!  (and for a little tip on using the background stamp, lay the stamp rubber side up, ink the stamp, place the paper you are stamping on top of the stamp.  using a scrap piece of paper, lay it on top of the paper to be stamped and run a bone folder over the whole surface, remove the scrap paper and lift the stamped image and voila!)  i layered the flower and added a brad from the antique brad set and used a stampin dimensional to attach to the card.

hope you enjoyed!