Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Last Heartfelt Hurrah

I'm back with another Last Hurrah with a Last Chance set for you tonight. I think Heartfelt Thanks is one of the most classic SU sets out there. It was probably one of the first two step stamping sets I ever used. Tonight the Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS) over at Splitcoast is to use Kraft, Pink/Coral shades and one other color in a Clean and Simple Design. I knew it would be perfect for Heartfelt Thanks.


I'm not a traditional CAS girl. But sometimes it works, I'm hoping you think this is one of those times!




I really love Kraft as a color, it gives you such a warm palette, and pairs so well with many colors. AND what I most love about Kraft is how white looks on it. Stamped especially!


Here I 2-Step stamped the flowers on the white, added an additional flower popped up and also stamped the bloom on the Kraft layer in VersaMark and in White Craft.


The focal layer has a simple row of patterned paper and pretty ribbon. Because the other side of the Kiwi satin ribbon is cream, I twisted it a bit in the knot so only the Kiwi side would show and not clash vanilla against the crisp white. A simple sentiment flag and a corduroy brad sets it off just nicely!


Thanks for popping over!


Recipe: Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Hugs and Wishes; Ink: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, VersaMark, White Craft; Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Corduroy Brads Kiwi, Kiwi Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Emily said...

Just darling Christine! You are so right about how the white looks on Kraft. Love how you popped up the flower and that corduroy button is so perfect!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Christine! Love these colors, gonna go run & play right now!
LeAnne

Tracy said...

Great card! Kraft has always been a favorite and the way you paired it up it looks very fresh! Can't wait to hear more about your kitchen.

Loretta said...

I absolutely love Kraft paper!!! I just about hug and kiss it every night before bed. Stunning card, Christine. I love how you paired Raspberry Tart paper with Kraft! I wouldn't have thought of doing that!

Anonymous said...

This is really very gorgeous....I like how the top note die is cut on the side and the DSP on half and of course the white on kraft stamping is wonderful! Nice work!

Shelli

2stampis2b said...

Beautiful!

Renée said...

This is beautiful, Christine! Love the simple layout but it's certainly not a simple card. Love your colours, love the sentiment with that brad. Fabulous!

JulieA said...

I love how you put the top note off to the side. I have a hard time thinking outside the box and always end up centering it. Love the popped up flag and raspberry tart!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love how you worked all the colors. They look so soft and pretty together!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Ahhh...this is so refreshing! I love the colors, the layout, everything! I am surprised that it is going. It was the first "convention" set that I recieved as a demo. It will have a soft spot in my heart forever! LOL! Great card! I always love your stuff!

Valerie said...

That's my fav flower from the set and your card is beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is one of those times, Christine! What a gorgeous card! I have loved this set well in the past and hope to continue using it now and then. I always feel a little tug at my heartstrings when a favorite stamp retires...sob. Soon to be gone, but not forgotten.

Crystal said...

Christine this is absolutely stunning, I love how you used the top note and the stamping in the bg and these great colors...WOW!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love how you've given an old stamp set a whole new look! ... very refreshing!

Francien said...

Christine this card is so beautyful and elegant...lovely colors and all details fit so good together...awesome!!
greetings Francien.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love this set and always will. Your colors are perfect together. I love the button too.. TFS

Joan Ervin said...

Beautiful, Christine...I hear ya about kraft and the Heartfelt set!!! You really made a fabulous send off card for that wonderful set!!!

Becky Elfert said...

Beautiful! The colors are lovely. TFS

kareNstampZ said...

This is really lovely & the colors work really well together. I still have Heartfelt thanks for another year so will - lucky me