Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and some Snippets!

I'm entering this Valentine into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is to "Have a Heart." I used some strips of Echo Park dsp to make a herringbone pattern, and then die cut it with the solid heart from the SSS exclusive Thank You Heart Die pair for the largest heart, adding a piece of ribbon to one side. I used a SU! punch for the smaller heart, and also used a strip of matching dsp for the sentiment panel. The embossing was done with a hearts and curlique ef by Sizzix on some pink card stock from my stash. The ribbon came from my LSS, and I matted with some black and soft grey card stock.


I had enough of the herringbone design left over for one small element, so I cut another heart with my SU! heart punch and used it with this piece of Echo Park dsp from the same pack. I wondered how I'd use piece of dsp with the large image and fonts, but I decided it would work perfectly with this small heart snippet I had left over. Therefore, I'm entering this card into Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippets Playground for week #58. I have two cards with no left-over pieces to store - SNAP! I love when that happens. That's also the end of this bright pink ribbon too!

Wishing you a happy Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Carol

18 comments:

jimlynn said...

Carol, both are GREAT! Love all the white space in that second card and the first is gorgeous!!! (I think I just got through using that same sentiment on a card I just completed!)
Lynn

Benzi said...

Great cards, Carol. You do herringbone so well. And how wonderful you had enough of the design left over for that second card. That is an eye-catching creation. You played it just right to not have left overs. Good for you!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol you do such a fabulous job with the herringbone. You always pick the perfect papers to use. Both cards are just delightful. As usual, a job well done my friend.

Di said...

stunning Carol - it's also such a lovely feeling to FINALLY use something up. I bet we don't do it very often though. The herring bone is brilliant Hugs, Di xx

Wendy said...

Both cards are so pretty, Carol! I love the herringbone pattern on the first one and all those hearts! Very eye catching as well!
The second card, I love the sentiment and the heart! Both perfectly done!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your Valentines are spectacular, Carol! Aren't they so fun to do and a great way to use up snippets with all the punching of little hearts? Well done!!

scrappymo! said...

You made good use of snippets on that herringbone. Two amazing cards!

Shannon White said...

Goodness these are soo Pretty and Sweet Miss Carol!! Love your herringbone hearts and embossing on your first card and the Fab dp's worked out perfectly on your second one! Love these Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful cards, Carol. And congrats on using every inch of this precious paper!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards are just perfect. I see you were getting into your relaxing techniques. (wink) What a great way to use that bold paper on the second card. Looks like we will be seeing some form of white real soon. Stay warm!

An Ordinary Moment said...

Way cool cards! They are true works of art! Love your designs, the paper is great and that sentiment, on the second one, is awesome! You are a genius!

Kim S said...

These are wonderful!! They are in my inspiration file!!

Jingle said...

I love how you used the bits of paper for the hearts! Very nice! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

BRILLIANT and striking cards! Great use of your snippety snippets!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Rica said...

Hi Carol, I've just been having a wander around looking at your CAS creations - what are you talking about - 'just learning' they are brilliant - I love them!!!
I love the beautiful 'patchwork' on your hearts and stunning colours.
hugs
Heather xx
and whilst I'm here - thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Janice M said...

Love that paper those hearts are made out of! Great cards!

Joy said...

Gorgeous, loving all that pink and black together.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, your paper piecing of these hearts is wonderful! I love it - you could sell it! Beautiful work and great way to use up small pieces of paper! Hugz!