Saturday, February 23, 2008

Simple Beauty

This card was inspired by Lisa who said she was inspired by someone else. Isn't that the way it goes in the stamping world? The floral motif is from the March Stamp of the Month set, Simple Beauty.

I'll have to admit that when I saw this set, I didn't think it looked like me. While others were raving about it, I was wondering what the heck I was going to do with it. Now that I've made one card, however, I'm a little more confident that there will be more to come. It's made easier by inspiration like this card on Lisa's Creative Corner. Isn't that something? For my card, I paper-pieced the large elements of the design and used markers to fill in the details.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Hollyhock, and Garden Green cardstock; Chocolate and Garden Green ink pads; Hollyhock and Garden Green markers; Simple Beauty and Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments stamp sets; Cuttlebug w/Distress Stripes embossing folder; Crystal Stickles; Garden Green mini brads.

I don't know how much stamping I'll accomplish today. I have a hair appointment this morning (postponed from earlier in the week) and a couple of grandsons who deserve attention from a Grandma who hasn't seen a whole lot of them lately. I guess we're all going to a hockey game tonight, too. As hockey is not my sport of choice, I will frequent the concession stand with the little guys, so that their daddy and grandpa can keep their eyes on the puck.


lisascreativecorner said...

Oh Kathi,
I love your version of this card! The colors are beautiful and the paper piecing and embossing make it extra special. *Ü*

Dee said...

another beautiful card