Friday, March 28, 2008

Thoughts of You

I finally broke down and bought Kim Hughes' Silhouette Blooms I & II from Cornish Heritage Farms a few weeks ago. I held off on these sets for SO long, but couldn't hold off a minute longer. In addition to these two sets, I bought the Lined Paper backgrounder! Do you not love this card using my new stamp sets and backgrounder?

It was inspired by this card by Julia Stainton, and this card by Mary Duffek. Let me tell you, this card was SUPERDUPER EASY! Seriously folks. Look at it. No layers, no paper, no embellishments, no nothing. And I LOVE it because it doesn't have all those things. See, I really was serious about getting back to simplistic stamping!

Just a little tidbit about the card: I stamped the backgrounder stamp in Cool Caribbean ink, and then colored the horizontal line on the background stamp with a red marker. The paper I used for the card base is from PTI. This white paper is super sturdy and can easily be used for bases, unlike the cardstock from SU. Each floral stamp I used on the card was stamped in a different color. I think I used 4 blooms total.

I'm super happy with how my card turned out! And think of how many different uses you can get out of it just by changing the sentiment? Too numerous to mention here today cuz I'm trying to keep my posts short from here on out. We'll see how long that lasts, uh?

Hugs,
Amy

26 comments:

  1. I have that backgrounder, but it hasn't seen any ink ... looks like I need to correct that problem ... love this effect ... very cool card.

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  2. Good job Amy! It's very nice to see a card that's both beautiful and simple. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Wow, Wow, Wow! This is awesome! I love the vivid colors of the blooms and the backgrounder was used to perfection (that one is already on my wishlist, as well as, the bloom images- ahh, if we'd only been born rich instead of pretty-lol)!

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  4. I love this card! I think I'm going to have to break down and order these stamps too!

    Happy Friday!

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  5. Beautiful, Amy! I love the colors and the simplicity of it all. tfs!

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  6. OH. My. This is just *amazing*. . . I've been wanting to order this set, too, and you may have pushed me right over the edge! Beauty!

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  7. This is such a cool card! I noticed I left you a comment yesterday, and now today it seems to be gone?

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  8. Beautiful!
    I'm trying to be more basic with my stamping as well, and I definitely have to case this one :D
    Glad you're back!!
    Nicole
    thestampinlibrarian.com

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  9. Amy it's gorgeous! Love it!! I have been eyeballing that lined paper BG stamp for some time. On of these days ...

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  10. wow, very effective and beautiful.
    I think you are enabling me!

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  11. It is absolutely stunning!

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  12. Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love it!

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  13. Amy,
    Love this card. The different color flowers really add demension. What company makes the Lined Paper Background stamp? With kiddos in school this would be great for their scrapbooks or teacher's gifts. Thanks for sharing Melanie

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  14. Okay, Amy, I have all of these stamps, but this would never have occurred to me! I love it--fresh, clean, bright--perfect!

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  15. Another bright and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!
    Judy

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  16. I love this card - I love the colors & simplicity & I love the Ledger stamp - I've always like those kinds of stamps but, have never used them.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Such a pretty card Amy! I may have to try some of the PTI c/s as the SU really has gotten rather flimsy. Have a great weekend!

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  18. I love the simplicity! I thing we spend too much time and effort trying to make our cards "stand out". Thanks for sharing.

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  19. This is so very beautiful, Amy!!

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  20. Love the card, Amy. It doesn't need alot of layers to be a sharp card.

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  21. I REALLY like your card today. It's very different. And I like different.

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  22. This is just beautiful. Did you know that they are releasing Silhouette Blooms III this week. Check out Julia and Sherrie(Card Creme's) blog for some nice sneek peeks.

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  23. Amy,
    Beautiful card....love that stamp set...another one to add to my wish list.
    That PTI paper is wonderful...can't wait to order the colored cardstock.
    Hope you don't keep your posts too short...
    Hugs

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  24. You are totally enabling me!!! I'm off to CHF...LOL

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  25. Awesome card, Amy! Love that background especially - sooo versatile!

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  26. You've totally pushed me over the edge on those silhouettes and the lined paper backgrounder. Next time I get to go shopping, I know where I'm headed. Fantastic card, Amy!

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