Simple Note- Picture Perfect

Simple Note- Picture Perfect

Welcome to another Artisan Blog Hop.


Life is not picture perfect, right? There is one thing that can be and that’s being creative. While our projects may not be picture perfect in the eyes of others, it can be in our own.

The Picture Perfect stamp set was an instant eye catcher for me when I had seen the starfish.  I love starfish and being close the to the beach I am lucky enough to see them when I go to the beach.


Russ and I also have a fish tank full of starfish.  They are tiny little guys but they are so cute.  I couldn’t wait to stamp the starfish but I was perplexed as to what color to use.


I decided to do a google search and see what colors would come up.  I was blown away.  I had NO idea there were so many different colors of starfish.  Finding my colors for my project became really easy.  I could use almost any color.

Picture Perfect


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I decided to go with Blush Blossom and Calypso Coral.  Since this is a 2-Step stamp, I started by stamping the Blush Blossom onto Whisper White cardstock.  Once the image was lined up, I stamped over the first image using Calypso Coral.

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Wink of Stella Tip

To create a textured background I used the Timeless Textures stamp set.  To create the Gold splatter marks I used the Gold Wink of Stella Pen.


I simple brushed over the image with the pen and then stamped.  I loved how this turned out.

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Other Tips & Tricks 

To add layers to this card I used a Tea Lace Doily, and the Blush Blossom ribbon from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

To keep things in place I decided to give it a quick stitch across the starfish, ribbon and doily and the first layer of cardstock.

I get many questions about stitching on cards.  I use to have a designated smaller sewing machine that I used always for cards but that machine petered out recently.  I started using my regular sewing machine which is a Singer.  I’ve never had any problems, so far.  Hopefully I’m not jinxing myself.

Another addition to this card I fell in love with are the tiny Acrylic Dots.  These can also be found in the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  I love the color of these dots as well as the size.

There are other beautiful images in this stamp set:


See this set in action by watching the video below


I would love to know what you think of this card and stamp set.  The Rose image is gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!


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  1. Kimberly how to you make the 2 layers on the card the white and Calypso Coral so perfect? Do you have a template?

  2. Debbie, this is a difficult set to line up and literally just takes practice. Even though it’s a photopolymer set, the detail is incredible for all of the images. One thing I do recommend is a stamp-a-ma-jig to line this up. Try that and see if that helps with lining the image up.