Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day - Long Stem Silhouettes

Welcome to the next day of the Sweet 'n Sassy release week celebration!  Today we're showcasing the brand new Long Stem Silhouettes.  I am a huge fan of silhouette images so I was super excited to receive this new set in the mail (and I've already found a million other uses for the wonderful sentiments!)  I loved this set so much, I made two cards for the release!  Yippee!!  Be sure to check by the Sweet 'n Sassy blog to get all of the details on the releases and prizes!
 
For my first card, I decided to have a little fun with my Dylusions Ink Sprays.  I wanted to create a bit of a sunset background without using my traditional Distress Ink and blending tool.  I simply spritzed Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, and just a hint of Vibrant Turquoise onto a piece of cardstock, hit the ink with a heat gun to quickly dry, and stamped the image in black right on top of the ink.  A sentiment was all that was needed to finish this CAS card.  Love that bright lime color!
 
My second card features more of the images included in the set and I started by stamping the first image in white, the second in Walnut Stain, and the third in black.  I love this color combo on kraft cardstock.  I simply added a tiny butterfly (Martha Stewart punch) to finish the card.  The card background?  Well that's paper from the Echo Park Documented paper pad, and this was a card base I created months ago.  I never finished the card and when I finished the main image of today's card I realized it fit perfectly on the base!  Hey...never throw out that cardstock that never quite makes it into a card!
 
Enjoy today's hop!

25 comments:

Jessica said...

Two beautiful cards! Love them both, especially the flowers stamped on the second one! What a great idea!

Tina said...

Wow! Both cards are just gorgeous!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Kim!! Love the first one with the spray BG.

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful Kim!!!

Cathymac said...

I knew this stamp set would be right down your alley, Kim, and the two cards you created are proof! Both are gorgeous...love the techniques you used on each and the colors are just fabulous!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are fabulous, Kim! Great clean and simple designs.

Janette said...

both cards are gorgeous Kim! I especially love the spritzed ink.

Indy said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love your colors...and these stamps!

Stephanie said...

Love this beautiful card!

jean w. said...

Wow first to comment! Love both of your cards! So true about not throwing something away that isn't complete! LOL!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the sprayed background on the first and the different colors of ink on the second.

Jennie said...

Eeks, LOVE how you used the Dylusions spray (hee-hee...I did too but with a stencil) and your second card is so serene. Beautiful job Kim!

Bridget said...

Wow, just stunning, Kim! And your Dylusions sprays sound a heck of a lot easier than thinning acrylic paint and trying to get it into a little spray bottle!!!:) Must invest in those soon!!

Marianne said...

The more i see, the more i want. Thanks for sharing your fabulous cards.

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous cards and colors, Kim! Love the specs of the frist card...cool technique to try!

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous cards and colors, Kim! Love the specs of the frist card...cool technique to try!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Stunning cards!!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Kim, the natural colors choice is stunning. Love the idea of three stamps and three different inks.

Caroline Thornton said...

Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing your technique!

zehra said...

beautiful card and awesome technique

Sandy said...

Wow, two beautiful cards! I can't decide which I love the most. So very pretty!

Julie S. said...

Really like your cards and the techniques you used.

Patricia said...

The sprayed background on the first card is awesome! The second card, with its soft colors, is also very pretty.

synthis said...

I really like your techniques.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty..like how you layered the flowers on the second card.