Saturday, September 19, 2009
Playing around with Kindred Spirits
I haven't been using my SU stamps lately, not because I don't like them, but because I haven't been opening the drawers they are stored in. How lame is that?
Anyway, I need a bunch of thank you notes--hadn't realized my stash was so depleted until I needed one for my mother yesterday. So I knocked out this card using one of my favorite CAS layouts (because it's so easy even a caveman could do it), expecting to add a thank you sentiment to bottom. Do you see a sentiment? That's right, I chickened out adding the sentiment because I liked how clean and pretty and symetrical the card was without it. AR/OCD will win every time, I tell you!
This color combination came about totally by accident. I needed to restamp my index sheet for VersaColor cubes because I keep adding cubes to my collection so the index sheet was a mess. During that boring little exercise, the Lagoon Blue and Lime cubes ended up next to each other, and OH MY GOSH they looked fabulous. I've used teal and lime together before, but it's not exactly a go-to combination for me. It should be 'cause I love it.
To make this card, I stamped one side of the Kindred Spirits stamp in lagoon blue and the other in lime. I used a Creative Memories square punch (1.25 inch) for the squares. I arranged them "artistically" (*snort*) on a 4.25-inch square white card, popped them up, and was done.
Don't you want to run off and make 20 of these in about as many minutes. Heck, it took longer to ink the stamp with the little VersaColor cubes than it did to make the card. Next time, I'll use SU colors (I have the big pads) and it'll go even faster.
Side note, because I'm feeling chatty today. I did try to put the squares on a Taken with Teal card. Has anyone else noticed how dark that color is? Gosh, it looked so heavy.
PS...My son Jack wanted me to type his name. So there it is. He is so happy to see his name. Wouldn't it be great if we could all appreciate simple things like that with pure joy? Go out today and enjoy something really simple. Bask in the joy. And tell me about it if you feel like sharing because when someone else feels joy, we can all feel joy, if we're open to it.
stamps: SU Kindred Spirits
cardstock: PTI white