Sunday, August 17, 2008

Clean & Simple

This is my card for today's Featured Stamper over at SCS...Jessica (Knightrone)! I had such a fun time looking through her gallery (great cards!!) and finally decided to case THIS one. I used the same stamp set for the image (retired hostess set, Garden Silhouettes), but changed the sentiment (Hugs & Wishes), varied the paper piercing a bit, substituted (flame) dew drops for the brads and used a different color scheme (Regal Rose & Old Olive). I really like clean, crisp, simple cards, and today especially, that's all I wanted to make. Here's a super simple card using the new Dreams du Jour set and the new in-color Baja Breeze~ It looks a little bland/washed out in the photo, but irl, the baja breeze is a beautiful splash of color contrasting the white and black. The paper piercing in the corner and image piece on dimensionals also adds some interest to this simple layout. I know it looks a little boring in the photo, but I wouldn't change a thing...I'm really liking this clean, simple look.

And another card with the Dreams du Jour set, but this time using the new in-colors Tangerine Tango & Kiwi Kiss. Still simple, but I did add a few more details to this one ~ I stamped the flower images and butterfly in Tangerine Tango and cut them out with my paper snips. I colored the leaves and outline with my Blender pen and Tanerine & Kiwi classic inks. I used my favorite new tool, the scallop edge punch, then added some paper piercing, Dazzling Diamonds and an Old Olive Eyelet. Finished it off with some sweet little black gingham ribbon!

I want to thank 3 VERY special ladies for nominating me for awards over the past couple weeks. Life has been a little crazy for us, so stamping and posting has been sporatic. I planned on doing these awards last week and, well, it's Sunday and still haven't done it. Let me at LEAST tell you about these sweet girls and give you the links to their blogs so you can be inspired and amazed! Shauna (Stampingly Yours) & Lori (Stamp Scents) both nominated me for the Brilliant award (thanks girls, you're sooooo sweet!)...I actually already received this, but am honored & blessed to be nominated again. Pauline (Jottings, Blottings on Paper) nominated me for this wonderful blogging friends forever award (thanks Pauline, YOU are such a blessing!) ~

I'll be giving a little thought on who to pass those awards along to....so many great blog and sweet friends...it's always so hard to decide....okay, I just nominate you all : ) ... does that count, lol?

THANKS : ) for stopping...have a GREAT week!

Supplies for the first card (5 x 4 1/4) ~ Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Hugs & Wishes Paper: White, Regal Rose, Old Olive Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose & Old Olive Markers Accessories/Tools: Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Stamp-a-majig, Flame Dew drops, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Supplies for the second card (5 1/4 x 4 1/4) ~ Stamps: Dreams du Jour Paper: White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze Accessories/Tools: Paper piercing tool, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Black Gingham ribbon, Dimensionals

Supplies for the last card (4" square) ~ Stamps: Dreams du Jour Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, White Ink: Black Stazon, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss Accessories/Tools: Blender Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper piercing tool, Old Olive Eyelet & Cropadile, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Paper snips, dimensionals, Black gingham ribbon

10 comments:

Pauline said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Did I mention that these cards are lovely? They are so pretty and fresh-looking; nothing bland about them. And I love the dew drops :o)
Oh, Nancy, I'm still waiting for the delivery.
Hugs.

Marie said...

Nancy, these cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the cut-out flowers and butterfly. I also really like the paper piercing and the perfectly matched dew drops on the first card. Take care, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!! :)

Val said...

Beautiful cards...So elegant.

Tonya said...

Wow...really double wow, wait actually this post would be a TRIPLE WOW!!! These cards are so very crisp, clean and absolutely stunning!!

Char in So Cal said...

I'm mostly a lurker and not much of a poster but I just had to drop you a line to let you know that I LOVE what you have created in this last post!! Man! I have got to get stampin' and you have inspired me to get in gera with these FAB creations!!!

Thanks so much and JOB WELL DONE!

Char in So Cal

Emily said...

Wow Nancy! These are gorgeous! So clean and elegant! I'm really starting to like cards with more white, and I LOVE yours!

Mauna said...

Beautiful cards!

I gave you a blog award!
http://mauna-inkpaperscissor.blogspot.com/

pescbrico said...

Love your clear and simple cards!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Nance, your cards are so crisp, clean, soothing and absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful way to unclutter the mind. TFS

Angel W said...

SO SO pretty. My, you've been busy!!!