Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CAS44 Happy Anniversary: Go for It!

Kind Thoughts is such a pretty set from SU, and I adore the delicate line images. Using them, however, has been a challenge. Until now.

How EASY is this?!?!? Okay, the bow was a pain in the tush and I'm really craving that bow thingy Sharon Johnson sells. As usual, I'm behind the trend on this. I tried a knot, but it just didn't look right...a card this elegant demands a bow.

This card really sings for me, mainly because of the visual triangle of red: bow, gem, sentiment. Who knew a single small gemstone could carry so much weight on a card? Not me. When I put it there, I fully expected to be disappointed. Shows how much I know.

The lesson for me here is GO FOR IT! Sometimes, my idea will be totally perfect. Sometimes, it will be at least adequate. Sometimes, it will make me snort in derision and roll my eyes at my own stupidity.


And this time, isn't it pretty cardstock?

stamps: SU Kind Thoughts, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
ink: creamy caramel, real red
paper: PTI vintage cream
accessories: ribbon, gemstone
card size: 4.25" square


  1. Simple elegance! I love this beautiful card. Be good to yourself and order a Bow-Easy! You'll never regret having it once you learn to use it. Promise:)

  2. oh, sigh.
    What a jaw-droppingly beautiful card.
    You just seem to know when to stop. The sheer simplicity of this is what gives it such beauty.

  3. Beautiful! Did you use the great one-hole ribbon technique you shared before? (I know, just because that part's easy doesn't make the bow part any easier... :P)

  4. Beautiful card....get he Bow will save time and temper!!

  5. You are's just paper, it's just paper.....
    I have felt your frustration but when it all comes together {the way you pictured it in your head...Ha!} it is very satisfying.

  6. You've done it AGAIN! Stamped part of the image off the card, and it looks perfect. I do it and it looks like I miscalculated the width of the stamp. Is it just a gut-feel that tells YOU where to put that stamp to paper?

    Nobody does it better, Susan.

  7. So elegant!
    And yes it is only cardstock isn't it, sometimes I spend way too long wondering and rearranging instead of just going for it!

  8. Have had to miss commenting on loads of post - house full of guest :-) - but glad I didn't miss this one ....

    May only be card stock but boy you know what to do with it!!!!!
    Like Bahb said if us mere mortals stamp off the edge it looks stupid you do it and WOW happens.
    Thanks so much for sharing :-)


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