Monday, November 14, 2011

Thinking of You...Twice!

This week's Less Is More challenge is to create a one layer card with LEAVES

I just got an interesting new leaf set (with coordinating dies) from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps - it has such an interesting pattern in it, I knew it could stand alone on a CAS one layer card.  As an experiment, I used one die to cut a window and a different die and stamp on top.

Both stamps are rock-rolled in a darker color.  Then the top leaf has some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  This is one of my new favorite products as it gives shine and sparkle but in a very subtle way.

Because of my new role on the Sweet 'n Sassy design team, I am also posting today on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog, so I did a bonus card.  The leaf card used a sentiment from a Thinking of You set that is an entire set of various fonts and styles of "Thinking of Yous."  I also wanted to show you a very different look. 

The butterfly is from Polka Dot Silhouettes - I love his shape and knew that he would be unique enough to highlight this simple Thinking of You card.

Leaf Card:
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Season of Change
  • Paper: Vanilla
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin and Cajun, Limeade and Olive, Chocolate
  • Accessories: Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change dies, Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Butterfly Card:
  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Thinking of You, Polka Dot Silhouettes
  • Paper: White
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted border, Stampin' Up scallop border, misc pearls


Kathyk said...

Both simply fab - love the leaf card and the butterfly on the other is also gorgeous


Bonnie said...

Your leaves are beautiful with the cut out but the butterfly is so striking! I love the embossing and scallops on the side!

Chrissie said...

That's a really interesting effect Kim... great texture and I love the butterfly card too.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Cath Wilson said...

Two lovely cards - love that flutterby x

Susan said...

Your leaf card is so creative...and so pretty! Love that butterfly on the second card.

You've created two gorgeous cards...again!!

Mandi said...

Lovely card Kym with a lot of onterest
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Jenny said...

Oh my Kim I love this leaf aperture and you're so right...the leaves are so pretty and hold there own on the card no problem :)
Jenny x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super beautiful! So simple ... but so elegant. Hugs xx

Suze Bain said...

Two beautiful cards, love the colours in the leaf one (and love the aperture too!) xx

Marrigje said...

I love the effect off your leave card.
The butterfly card is beautiful aswell

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Kim. Great use of the die. Looks so pretty. The colors are beautiful. :o)

Aileen said...

Two lovely cards. I love all the detail in your leaf card but it's still been kept simple. x

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty card, Kim!! Your leaves are lovely!! Haven't kept up too well, but congrats on the Sweet n Sassy design team:)!!