Saturday, March 14, 2009

Stamp Simply/Simple Saturday

Simple. Simply. Is there any other way? I actually made the bottom card first, thinking that it fit the bill for this week's Stamp Simply challenge, "White Mats," on the No Time to Stamp? blog. Maybe it did, but what the heck? I had time on my hands last night, and made two cards - fraternal twins. My first set from Papertrey Ink, Out on a Limb remains one of my favorites. For this top card, I used White Daisy Textured cardstock. I used White Opal Liquid Pearls for the centers of the flowers on both cards. Both images are mounted to the card base using foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Blush cardstock; Chocolate and Blush ink pads; Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp set; Acrylic disks from Michael's; White Opal Liquid Pearls; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; 3M foam mounting tape.

About this second card, I like to keep my sympathy cards soft and soothing to the eyes. This one is certainly that. The flowers are some Prima flowers that a friend shared at Stamp Club. I love the texture they add to the card.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Amethyst cardstock; Chocolate and Sweet Leaf ink pads; Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp set; May Arts ribbon; Kaiser Kraft self-adhesive pearls; Prima flowers; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger punch; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; Opal Liquid Pearls; 3M foam mounting tape.

Did I mention that our weather has turned around? While I won't be wearing shorts, it's supposed to get up to 32° today and 42° tomorrow. That's warm enough to open some windows and air out this place. It's also very welcome after a very cold, blustery week. Maybe - just maybe - that was the end of winter. For now, I'm off to sort through a pile or two of "stuff." Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the weekend. I'll most likely be back later to show you what I've come up with for my Stamp Club.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh Kathi, I LOVE these cards! I own Out on a Limb now...did I tell you? So I can CASE your cards! After a week of not being able to stamp I can't wait to get into my corner today (I hope)!

Yea! I hope the temps continue their upward climb for you! I heard we might hit the 70s again. Which is nice, but we are on pace for the driest winter on record. March is supposed to be our snowiest month! I wonder if we will be slammed with some sort of big storm at some point...

Laurel said...

So pretty! I just got that stamp set (I think you kinda enabled that!) and haven't inked it yet.

Sylvia said...

What beautiful cards. I am headed to my little craft area.

p-inks said...

Kathi you've done it once again....elegant! VERY ELEGANT!

Alanna said...

These are both GORGEOUS Kathi. It seems that everything you touch comes out that way.

Stampin n da Hood said...

SIMPLY gorgeous!

Sarah said...

BeeeUtiful! I saw Jeanne's cards and can see why she Case'd them. So pretty.

Kariberry said...

Those are simply beautiful! For a Saturday? Not... They are simply gorgeous!!! Love the top one. :)

Ok, what will Suddenly Sunday bring? LOL
You Rock Kathi!