Sunday, September 22, 2013

Freshly Made with Simon Says: Warm Thoughts

So many of my blog heroes have been using light stone-gray patterns for their backgrounds instead of plain white and I love the look.  It seems to make the other colors so much richer!  I thought I would give it a try, but my first challenge was finding a soft gray tone paper.  The problem is that most of them are the backside of busier sheets of dsp so it takes a bit of looking.  Does anybody know if there's one big pack of light stone-gray papers??

I also wanted to play along with this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use a product from their store.  Not a big problem for me!!  I decided to use one of the feather dies that I just got and a new stamp set (list below).  I was browsing challenges and realized that the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches would be a perfect fit for the feather!

Warm Thoughts

Here's my Simon Says Stamp list:

21 comments:

Jen W. said...

Totally agree about the light stone-grey - it really does make colours pop and it feel so classy. :D Love the striped paper you used for the feather too!

Hannelie said...

I started off with this sketch...and every attempt ended in the bin. Now I'm thinking...why did't I think of that!
Beautiful card Kim!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card Kim! I just got the Pointed Feather dies and have played with them yet. I love how you used the feather. Check Papertrey Ink, they have a Soft Stone pattern paper pack that might be what you are looking for: https://www.papertreyink.com/paper/soft-stone-pattern-pack-36-sheets/

Lisa said...

Lovely card Kim, the feather in place of the banner is a great idea!

Elena said...

Kim, I really like your cards!
I like this grey paper you used. These sequins give such a soft and nice touch to the layout.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Happy Dance said...

I love gray. I love how you've used it here. This is a gorgeous card. Normally, I don't like the feather trend thing, but you have taken it to a beautiful level. Absolutely love this. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Kim, simplicity at it's best. I agree about the light stone grey as well, are the PTI Soft Stone cardstock and dp's too light?

mypapercraftworld said...

Simply lovely, Kim, the grey is so elegant! Anita :)

Bobby said...

The gray background with the not too bright pop of feather looks gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Love this stripey feather Kim, looks gorgeous on the grey bg, Cathy x

cm said...

Stunning card, Kim - sophisticated and elegant, in my view! The grey background + colourful feather = perfect match. Like Bev, I've been hesitant about embarking on the feather trend, but you have me re-thinking my decision with this gorgeous inspiration.
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Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. I love your layout and feather. I was going to suggest that soft stone paper pack that everyone else is suggesting.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Kim...love that sweet feather and those clear sequins, just beautiful.

Leigh Penner said...

Lovely!

Linda J said...

Beautiful card!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beatiful design Kim, love your striped feather! Have you thought about getting a nice stone grey ink and creating some amazing backgrounds of your own, your stamping is always fabulous!

Stacey Schafer said...

uh oh! do I need to go shopping at SSS now? love that feather and sentiment...looks like Kristina Werner's handwriting!

Deepti said...

what a beauty, I like the pattern papers you use and the way you combine the colors and patterns :)

Bonnie said...

I love this feather and the way you make sequins look so good on a card!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Kim, a lovely design and the muted backing paper which is perfect with the fabulous feather""

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

hugs
Heather xx