Monday, August 2, 2010

So Sweet!

So, did I mention I played around with "Darling Dots" quite a bit this weekend?? :oP Once I finished the ladybug card, I saw the cupcakes and thought they could be something very cute. I had been wanting to play with Blushing Bride and thought it would look amazing with Early Espresso (thanks, Liss!). Unfortunately, I keep ordering Basic Black satin ribbon, and NOT Early Espresso, so I dropped back and went with Chocolate Chip instead. Then, when I found this sentiment, I knew it was a perfect compliment to the cupcakes. :o)

In case you can't tell, I really like the clean and simple style. :o) I decided to make these cards simply for fun, and then I found another challenge for which they would be PERFECT. Stampin' Royalty's challenge this week is KISS or Keep it Simple, Sweetie. For me, these fit the bill! :o)

Isn't it funny how piercing the paper made the card just that much more sophisticated? Same card, just pierced.

This one was simply the Stamping 411 sketch--what started me down this road with "Darling Dots" in the first place.

Finally, I couldn't decide if I wanted to do a Chocolate Chip card base or Blushing Bride. So, I did both. ;o)

These cards use (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Sets: "Darling Dots", PTI's Signature Greetings, Warm Words
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, piercing kit

Same cupcakes, same layout, four different cards. Pretty nifty! :o)



Lissie said...

Your cards prove once again that simplicity is elegant. Overdone cards make my head spin because I don't know where to look. Your cards are always a cohesive whole.

Mom AKA Lissie

Kelli said...

I really enjoy how you take a card and show it a few different way. The piercing tool is on my list and really added something to this card!

jaydee said...

ooooo.... me likey this array of cards. yummy color scheme and the cupcakes are perfect. you really are the queen of getting them straight!

Jess said...

Rach, just wanted to tell you that I looked over at the Always Playing With Paper entries for each badge that you have on the sidebar and without fail, I definitely preferred your card to the winner. I'm not just saying this because you are my sister either. So much of this card judging is subjective (just like with food!).

Your style is so clean and fresh and dare I say more "modern" than each of the winners. I don't like fussy or busy and while the techniques used for the winners may have been more challenging (I have no idea, I don't do this card making thing!) your cards have far more eye-catching appeal to me.

I just can't believe your red card didn't win. That is possibly the best stamped card I've ever seen (and I've gotten A LOT of cards in the mail from you two over the years!). Seriously.

Rach said...

Aw, thanks, Jess. :o)

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Wonderful cards!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week! :-)

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful. I'm so glad you decided to play with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.