Sunday, September 21, 2008

Simply Kathi

Happy Sunday! Thanks for the encouraging words with regards to shopping. I went to Walmart for my weekly shopping and they finally stocked the jeans I wanted. Yea! So, I feel a tad better. Ü

I was also able to head into my new craft corner today and made several cards. The first two I am sharing are my versions of cards created by Kathi.

100_4792 When I saw this one last month, I knew I wanted to see what it looked like in person. I don't think a picture can truly pick up how pretty it is. I followed her design with a few differences. I chose to round the outside corners and added ribbon. I moved the sentiment to the center. The colors are Sunflower, Goldrush, Barn Red, New England Ivy, Outdoor Denim,  & Colonial White. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set and I used the same Abundance Borders that Kathi used, embossed with clear embossing powder. The brads are pewter and the oval shape is from SU's word window punch.

I really liked this card of Kathi's100_4790. I thought it was very striking.  I'm really trying not to just copy outright and you can see I switched it up a bit on my version. I used my Scor-Pal to score at 1/2 inch increments. I used a different stamp from the same Verve set called Thoughtful Florals she used. Then I was trying to decide which edge punch I wanted to use and tested it on each side of my white cardstock. I liked how it looked so I kept it. I don't have a sentiment as I wasn't sure where it would fit. I liked the added bit of ribbon to give a little dimension without taking away from the pattern of stamping.

You might notice the posting dates of the cards that inspired me are from August. If you know Kathi, you know she is a very prolific stamper. She manages to create a card most days of the week, whereas I've been known to do a few on the weekend. She gets more done than I do. But it's all good. She inspires me so often I know I will always have something I can work from. Ü I just wish I had her ability to come up with great card designs on my own.

Thanks, Kathi!

I will share the other two cards in a separate post. First I've got to go get dinner cooking.

Thanks for stopping by...come back later if you want to see what else I created today.



Kathi Carlson said...

Very nice! I love your color choices. It's fun, too, to provide you with a springboard and see all the little touches you add to make it yours. They give me ideas for next time! TFS.

Clearly Inspired said...

These are so pretty! Love the colors!

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I love that look -- and adding the Stickles to the flower centers was perfect!

stampmonkey said...

Oops! I accidentally commented on the post that's after this one.

Okay, here's one for THIS post: You did a wonderful job CASEing Kathi, and I especially love the softness of the 'quilted' card.