Thursday, April 22, 2010

PPA39:KISS & Sneak Peek!



Pals Paper Arts is hosting a KISS (Keep it Simple, Sweetie!) challenge this week and I couldn't resist using a sneak peek set from the Summer Mini called Elements of Style!

I don't know how "kissable" this is, though. I tried to restrain myself from adding too much- honest! I guess I still got a bit carried away :).

You will definitely want to view the close-up of this card to find another sneak peek! I used a new folder from the Summer Mini called "Square Lattice". I love the texture it adds to the card.

Here are some tips:
  • I stamped a background on Whisper White using Jet Black Stazon. Then I ran it through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice die. The texture really reminds me of fabric.
  • My color scheme did remain pretty simple- lots of white, black, and touches of Real Red and Kraft (soon to be called Crumb Cake).
  • I snipped out the little humming bird and added it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment square was also added with dimensionals so that I could run Real Red grosgrain underneath it.
My Summer Mini pre-order included a lot of other fun things that I hope to share with you soon! Being a demonstrator is so fun. If you have ever thought about joining and/or have any questions, feel free to email me any time.

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Recipe:
Stamps: Elements of Style (Summer Mini)
Ink: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Real Red
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

This is just beautiful Carrie - and I love the pop of red!

liz said...

this is so pretty! isn't it crazy just how hard it is to do a "kiss" card!
liz

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Carrie!

Paper Art Diva-Stephanie Daughtrey said...

So pretty and elegant Carrie.

Debbie Peerce said...

Wow, gorgeous!! Beautiful design, fabulous card!! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful, rich card. The pop of red is awesome too. Hugs,

Mike Funke said...

Wonderful card Carrie! I hope I'm not repeating anyone as I try not to read other's comments and have them influence my comment. The combination of the two stamp sets was flawless! I hesitate to combine sets as it increases the cost of the project, but just can't help myself sometimes. This works so well! Great job!
Mike

Patti MacLeith said...

WOW: Texture, WOW: Background stamping, WOW: Your colors!!

Anne Beale Yancey said...

Love this card, Carrie! :D

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tara Bilbao said...

WOW - what a beautiful card Carrie. I love the colors and your use of the new stamps.

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Carrie, your card is so beautiful! Wow!

Ann Schach said...

Carrie, I left a little something for you over on my blog. You totally deserve it becuase of all the beautiful creations you make!

Martha said...

Carrie got "carried" away but your results are awesome. I couldn't help myself as I read your comments! I love all your attention to detail. Just beautiful.

Jean McKenzie said...

Very beautiful Carrie - I love everything about this card!! I just hope we get that gorgeous flower set in our new catty!

Cecelia said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and that stamp set is one of my favs;0)

Hugs x
Cecelia B

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