Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Moments KISS

Before I tell you about the card in this post, I just want to say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who visits my blog and especially those who leave such lovely comments.  They mean so much to me, especially over the last few weeks.  I look at my followers list and the idea that there are 38 people in the world who are interested in what I have to share makes me feel rather teary!

Okay, enough of my blubbering... ;-)

The card I want to share with you tonight is a KISS card - Keep It Simple Sweetie (or Silly... Stupid... lol).  I really like creating cards that have a simple look about them... but I'm rarely able to just whip something up, and I'm in complete admiration of anyone who can!  I fuss over every single detail of everything I make, to the point where I frustrate myself!!

Tonight's card is one of a series I'm halfway through making.  I started by black embossing 6 of the present image from Happy Moments on watercolour paper and then set about watercolouring them all with the same colours, but with variations.  I'm absolutely smitten with watercolouring lately - I'd love to know what you think of my efforts!  Here's where I frustrated myself - I went slightly out of the embossed lines and I just couldn't tear my eyes away from this tiny mistake... so that's how this variation came about (you'll see what I mean in a minute!).

Sorry in advance - the colours I've used are the Stampin' Up! US In Colours (I was lucky enough to get my hands on all six!).  FYI - from April 1 Australia will have Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede, and my goodness they're gorgeous colours!

See what I mean?  I was forced to trim around the entire image and use it in a different way than I had planned.  But I really like it like this! 

I proudly showed my hubby and he said: "Ahhh, you've used your kitchen string again..."! *rolls eyes*

A close-up of those gorgeous colours (although I have to say that I'm not keen on the name Crushed Curry - it leaves me with an overwhelming urge to sniff the ink pad to see if it smells like a curried egg sandwich...).

Stamp Set - Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration 2010)
Cardstock - Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Watercolour paper
Inks - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede - on the envelope, Versamark
Accessories - Black embossing powder, heat tool, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Kitchen string!


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  1. Got my tick of approval. Don't you love Kraft Cardstock?

  2. I think your so called mistake, assisted you in making a great card! That is often the case I find with myself anyway, so what is a mistake in crafting then, just a change of direction.

  3. lol! Now I want to sniff the pad too! Dont you love it when "mistakes" turn out like that!

    I always tell the girls at my workshops "There are no mistakes in stamping, just creative opportunities!"

    Take care, Leonie

  4. This is simple but perfect. I think I will have to get some of this new in colour when it comes out...just love the name razzleberry

  5. LOL Danielle re hubby's comment on the kitchen string...that's the very 1st thing that popped in my head!! :)

  6. Danielle, in regards to your thank you. I just want you to know that I love your website and that you inspire me to do new things and have taught me a lot already in a short period of time. You inspire me and I am thankful that you are so open to sharing how you make your wonderful cards.

  7. Beautiful Danielle! So simple yet so stunning at the same time. I also noticed the use of your beloved kitchen string!

  8. Oh, I LOVE this! I so wish we were getting Crushed Curry (love what you said about that!), but I'll just have to admire what you do with it :) Totally 'hear' you about being rather, um, fussy about your watercolouring. This was a great 'save', and looks fantastic with the string.