Monday, November 14, 2011

Thinking of You...Twice!

This is my first post as part of the Sweet 'n Sassy design team and I am thrilled to be here!

I tend toward a very clean and simple style.  I usually have a layer or two, I like ribbon and bows, and I do like coloring (Rhubarb and Cocoa are particular favorites) - but overall I keep things simple.  My sample cards today are particularly simple because I had some wonderful new Sweet 'n Sassy stamps that are unique and stylish enough to stand on their own.

I wanted to use the Thinking of You stamp set that is free in November with a $50 purchase.  It is a set of eight "Thinking of Yous" - each with a unique font and style. 

For my first card, I used the Season of Change stamp and die set.  These leaves have such an interesting pattern, I knew they could stand alone on a clean and simple, one-layer card.  As an experiment, I used one die to cut a window and a different die and stamp on top.

Both stamps are rock and rolled in a darker color.  Then the top leaf has some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles which gives shine and sparkle but in a very subtle way.

My second card is a totally different look although even simpler than the first card.  The butterfly is from Polka Dot Silhouettes - I love his shape and knew that he would be unique enough to highlight the sweet and stylish lines of the sentiment.

I hope I have given you some new ideas for your stamps or perhaps some additions to your Sweet 'n Sassy wishlist!!

Kim Singdahlsen

Leaf Card:
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Season of Change
  • Paper: Vanilla
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin and Cajun, Limeade and Olive, Chocolate
  • Accessories: Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change dies, Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Butterfly Card:
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Polka Dot Silhouettes
  • Paper: White
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted border, Stampin' Up scallop border, misc pearls


chrisd said...

Great cards and I too like the CAS style!

Taylor U. said...

These are SO gorgeous!!!

Cathymac said...

Love the clean and simple style of both cards, Kim...very pretty!

Donna Hanley said...

Kim these cards are beautiful, both of them. I am with you on the CAS style. I am most comfortable with a CAS card. I keep trying to expand my horizons, but still keep going back to what seems natural to me. Congrats on you design team position.

Sheree said...

Gorgeous card!! I love leaves and this is definitely a Wow CAS card!