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


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


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

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

  4. Two lovely cards - love that flutterby x

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

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

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

  7. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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