Life Looks Beautiful…

Today is the last of this series of cards using the Beautiful You stamp set, but certainly not the last time this set will be used.

In addition to the images in this set being somewhat retro (which I love!) the sentiments are so expressive for today times.

Here’s the card…

and a close up of the masking…

You can catch a peek here of the envelope flap with coordinating Designer Series Paper.

So just like the two cards recently posted, this one too uses the masking technique.  Would you like to give this a try?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Sky Blue and Smoky Slate
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Gorgeous Grunge (splat) Wherever You Go
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Post It Note, sponge, Blender Pen


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut a piece of copy paper this same size, make a slit in center with snips and tear away the shape you want to sponge on your card front layer.  Add SNAIL to all corners and around torn edge.  Take away most of the sticky with your fingers then add this layer on top.  Stamp girl image in Archival Basic Black.  Then stamp again on Post It and “fussy cut”.  Add SNAIL to back, take away the stickiness and add this over the girl image.
  • Now sponge over the area exposed with Soft Sky.  Stamp bridge in Smoky Slate and sun rays in Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grunge in Soft Sky.  If you stamp and drag the rain effect is achieved.
  • Remove mask from girl and color with ink that has been transferred from ink pad to the lid of the pad and a Blender Pen.  Here dress is Blushing Bride as is a lighter color for her skin.  Hat is Daffodil Delight.
  • Remove bigger mask and stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Do you love it?  Masking (I say this all the time) is my favorite stamping technique!
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of DSP attached with SNAIL along bottom edge.
  • The flap of the envelope has been covered with coordinating DSP.

I bet you are wondering if that lil’ baby arrived yet…nope!  He has his own idea of when he wants to celebrate his birthday…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Or you could stamp…and be HaPpY!




  1. Billie, I have been following your blog for quite some time and have been so inspired by your cards. I have a new email address and it is as follows Please, when you have a moment….change the address so I can continue to receive your blog. Thank you.


    • Hey Linda…
      I do not manage the emails of this blog. It is my understanding that you should re-subscribe under your new email address. Once the post is returned as undeliverable from your old address, it will automatically be removed. I hope that makes sense. Thanks so much for continuing to follow this blog…B!