Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sweet and Simple!!

I have two cards for you today, both using the Hero Arts Sweet and Simple Patterns stamps. And believe me, these cards are simple. They may look detailed, but I let the paper and the tools do all the work for me. *grin* Michelle, owner of Stamper's Dream Stamps, carries these stamps as well as much more Hero Arts and other stamping companies as well!! She has a fabulous collection!!

For this first one, the background piece is just a piece of DCWV All Dressed Up dp. I just cut around the swirls and framed with black cs. The turquoise piece is another in their 8 x 8 stack. Matted again with black. For the main image, I just stamped the Hero Arts *Thanks* frame on SU Gable Green Green cs, and framed it with black and SU Tempting Turquoise. I stamped it again on white, cut out the center, and mounted it in the center of the frame with scotch dimensional tape. To finish it off, I used the Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick to pierce around a portion of the swirls. That's it!! Simple as pie...oh and I added brads by piercing with the same pick.

Stamps - Hero Arts
Paper - SU Black, Green Gable, Tempting Turquoise, Papertrey White, DCWV All Dressed Up
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: brads, nestabilities scallop rectangle, brads, dimensional tape, Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick

Now, this next card was made with the Celebrate stamp from the Sweet and Simple patterns. And I made this for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. This was the inspiring piece. I stamped the bg piece with it on SU Apricot Appeal, and then stamped it again on white and cut out the center for the tag of the bloom. The bloom was made with my circle nestablities, the SU 5-petal flower punch, and the EK success flower punch for the center. The decorative brad in the middle is by Making Memories. Each gray matted panel was run through the cuttlebug with the embossing swirl folder and then mounted with scotch dimensional tape. The orange embellishments in the corners are pebbles by the Robins Nest. To give the bloom and each panel a bit of dimension, I sponged it with SU basic gray. That's the whole story. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog.

Stamps - Hero Arts Sweet and Simple Patterns
Paper - SU Basic Gray, Really Rust, More Mustard, Papertrey White
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, SU Basic Gray
Accessories: decorative brad, nestabilities, su 5-petal punch, ek success small flower punch, the robins nest pebbles, sponge, scotch dimensional tape, cuttlebug swirl embossing folder


Carolyn King said...

Wow! Tosh...these are both so amazing. I esp love the first one...LOVE how you cut out the swirls and framed them in black. So sharp and so much fun! Great stamps too!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh...these are just GORGEOUS! I would never have thought of using those stamps in that way. I guess that's why you're the pro, and I'm still learning? :)

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love how you cut out the DP ... beautiful creations.

Jennie Skaggs said...

Hi...both of these cards are so gorgeous. Love the colors and the details are amazing. TFS Jennie

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

I agree with Jennie, both cards ARE gorgeos. I love your take on the SCS Lotus Flower challenge, very clever.

Jana M. said...

Beautiful cards! Absolutely stunning.

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