Monday, April 25, 2011

A Pop Of Colour

I am starting to find that I am really leaning more towards making clean and simple cards - every now and then I love to go a little vintage or add some lovely paper from my ever growing stash - but clean and simple just seems to be more my style. A little while ago I made a card with one of my Pure Innocence stamp sets here and I thought it would be fun to do the same with two more sets, adding just a pop of colour. The first set that I used was Being Cute Is What I Do and I chose to use Baja Breeze as my pop of colour:
I stamped my image in Tuxedo Black ink and lightly added shading with my C1 and C5 markers. I coloured her flower and hair ties with my BG72 marker and added some small flowers from AnnaBelle stamps Backgrounds By Design 1 set stamped in Baja Breeze ink. The cardstock used was Very Vanilla, Kraft and Baja Breeze. I used MFT's Banner Strip Die and Mini Alphabet set to stamp Happy and the Birthday sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics set. The inside uses a sentiment from Inside and Out Birthday and the same flower image.

For the second card I used Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart with Kraft, Very Vanilla and Real Red.
Again, I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black ink and shaded with my C1 and C5 markers. I coloured the hair clip and heart with a Real Red Stampin Up marker and then stamped some random hearts around her feet with Real red ink. I layered some more hearts over the top that had been hand cut. The sentiment is from Daily Design Sentiments. The inside uses another sentiment from Inside and Out Birthday and some more hearts.

Stamps: PI: Love You With All My Heart, PI: Being Cute Is What I Do, Mini Alphabet (MFT); Birthday Basics, Inside and Out: Birthday, Daily Design Sentiments (PTI); Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Real Red (SU)
Ink: Real Red, Baja Breeze (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Banner Strip Die (MFT); Real Red marker (SU); Copic Markers - C1,C5,BG72


  1. Fabulous Kerry ........This little image really lends itself to CAS cards. I love the addition of the tiny flowers and hearts and your hint of colour is spot on.

  2. Kerry,

    Your cards are sooooooo beautiful!!!! Gorgeous work!!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  3. Oh, Kerry, these are ADORABLE!! Love, love, love them both. If I try to do Clean and Simple, it turns out like a kindergartener's work. Yours are absolutely beautiful; less is definitely more with this sweet image.