Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sassy Stems.... BLOG CANDY.... !!

~ Wonderful.... Sassy Stems~

I have had the Sassy Stems stamp set for about 3 months now and haven't ever used it... I think this could be an indication that I have way too many stamp sets, that is... if there is such a thing. I designed this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge #4 on SCS. You can find more details about this challenge by clicking here. Part of this challenge includes changing 2 or more details from the original design... to see the original design by Kelly (Atomicbutterfly), click here.
Card Details:
Stamp Sets: Sassy Stems, Warm Words, Totally Cool (Photo Corner)
Cardstock: Au Chocolat Designer Series Paper, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom and Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Ivory Organdy Ribbon, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
More Details: To complete the challenge, I changed the stamp set to Sassy Stems, I replaced the Cool Caribbean with Mellow Moss and I added a splash of color to Stampin' Up!'s ® new Au Chocolat designer series paper (I L-O-V-E this new paper).

I stamped the Sassy Stems image in Basic Black ink, colored in the images using Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Markers. I also used these same markers to add color to the Au Chocolat Designer Paper. I used a sponge dauber and Chocolate Chip ink to add the distressed look to both the paper, sentiment, and main image.

Ribbon Tip: As seen in previous posts this week.... I have been playing with the Frayed Ribbon technique. This card uses some of the negative pieces inspired from this technique. I cut off one side of the narrow organdy ribbon.... this ribbon will not fray the way the grosgrain ribbon will... but I loved the look that the small cut portion gives when added in with other strands of ribbon, it has a very wispy whimsical look.
It's Time for Blog Candy!!
The winner will receive a new package of Au Chocolat Designer Series Paper and this card! How do you win.... post what you love most about this card!! Please be sure to include your email address, the winner will be drawn on Thursday 3/15. Good Luck!!

113 comments:

Rose said...

I like the looks of the sassy stem itself. Neat little flower...:)

From Rosebud5675@yahoo.com

Allison said...

Oh Kyla...I love this DP in a way I cannot describe! While I do love this set (I think it may have to be on a future order), I do think the DP (especially when you added color is the bomb)! Great job! Off to link to you!

crazy4mycrafts said...

What fun blog candy!! I absolutely love the idea of coloring this paper to bring ut more color on the card!! I'm gonna have to CASE that idea!

Beate said...

Kyla,
I love this card. What a great idea to color in the circles! It looks wonderful.

Joan said...

Well, first of all the paper itself is gorgeous. The card itself is a cohesive whole that really sings. There are a lot of elements in it, but they all work together to create a gorgeous look. And I mean it whether I get the candy or not!! Joan B (bardee1@cox.net)

Ally Stamps said...

I love it all but i like most if all the way you have the photo corners POPPING up!! It just draws your eye into the flowers!! Great job!

Rachel Hope said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors on this...so soothing!

Cathy said...

Well, it's hard for me to pick just one thing I love about this card because I think it's beautiful. I love the ribbon, the colors you added to the chocolate, the raised flower and leaf... but, if I had to pick just one thing I'd say it was the 'corners' (the piercing and the corner adornments on your stamped piece... hope that doesn't count for two!). TFS

Kathy McD said...

The entire card is absolutely gorgeous! I love this paper! One particular accent that I love are the picture corners. I never remember to add them...

Julie said...

Beautiful card! I love the use of the dp - I've been debating about ordering them . . . you made me want them!! Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

I like the popped up photo corners and the paper piercing. I've been trying the piercing on my cards - adds such a nice subtle touch! I think I will try the photo corners as well! Thanks for the chance to win!
~pegg (peggstone at gmail.com)

Petals said...

This is beautiful! My favorite part is flower cut and raised to add dimension. Your color choices are great too!

Robin Merriman said...

The whole design is gorgeous, but I especially love how you colored the dp. The photo corners were a great addition and just draws your eye to the main attraction. Thanks for the inspiration!

mathstamp said...

I love the paper with the added color. I'm also a fan of the corner pieces and paper piercing. Too cute!

Marie said...

Cute card! I love how you colored in parts of it - I've seen people doing this and I think I'll have to try it myself. Some paper from you would be great to do that with!!! ;) TFS

tyrymom29 said...

This card is beautiful ....My favorite part would have to b the color in the circles ......Love this paper ..........

Peggy Lee said...

Lots to love with this card! I love the ribbon and the neat corners you added on the main image. Thanks for the chance to win some of that awesome paper!

doverdi said...

I love the papers you used in this card. They are gorgeous. I also love how you cut the one flower out and popped it to give dimension. Also the photo corners & paper piercing are a nice touch.

Adelina said...

WOW! This is a nice card. I like the color choices.

Kelli said...

I also like how you coloured the paper to make it more colourful. And I like what you did with the stamped image. I don't have this set, but I keep seeing cute things done with it and it gets me thinking that I need it.

Kelli

Margaret said...

Wow, I like it all! But more specifically, what a great idea to give that already gorgeous paper some color! Inspired! Then I love the photo corners and the popped-up bloom!! Gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I love the way you colored the paper- what a wonderful idea! It looks so pretty. I will be giving this a try!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What I like best...how you altered the paper on the bottom half! After a day like today, I sure could use some blog candy for a pick me up!

Natasha said...

I love how you've added a bit of extra colour to the chocolat paper, very cool!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

it's a gorgeous card my favorite thing about it is it has pink and brown in it!!

Cindy Keery said...

Gorgeous card! What I love most about it is the little corner tabs! Did you make them?

My email address is: creativecards@shaw.ca

Cindy

Julie Mutch said...

Hi Kyla,

This card is stunning! I absolutely love all the SU DP's, but this one is so delish!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lilian said...

i love the color choices and how u used the oval punch for the setiments... and the ribbon is a great finishing touch!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

My favorite part about this card are the colors! I'm developing a new appreciation for Blush Blossom. Thanks for the drawing. I always look forward to seeing your new creations.

StamperSharon said...

Kyla, I love how you colored the vanilla parts of the au chocolat paper -- very creative (and my favorite paper from this mini)!

Linda Schmitt said...

What I LOVE about this is that you colored in the Au Chocolate Paper using Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss. Duh, I never would have thought about this! You're the BEST and you so inspire me - you Stampin Diva you!!!!

Dana said...

I really love the use of your photo corners. Putting them on the inside a and raising them instead of placing them on the actual corner showcases the flower even more.

foodpartyfun said...

I am quickly falling in love with the new Au Chocolat paper and the way you creatively added color at it. Great Idea! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with all of us.

Pat

Amy K said...

Love the card! I really liked how you colored the Au Chocolate paper! I was not going to buy this paper, but now I must!! Great job!!

Amy K
tvkennedy@sbcglobal.net

Erica said...

I love the simplicity of the flower (love that set) with the awesome paper in the background. The whole card is awesome!!
Erica T

KSinMT said...

Love the mellow moss and blush blossoms colors!and the flower sitting up!! Kathy

Michelle said...

I love, love, love the designer paper you used, and I love the wonderful in the oval! Such a pretty card.

Cher said...

First off, your cards is wonderful!
I love the colors and the raised parts of the flower and leaf.
Very Cute!!
-Cher
cher-k@pacbell.net

Melisa said...

The main image is so simple yet striking. That is my favorite thing about this card. The subtle coloring and the dimension really make this a stand out card. Beautiful work as always!
Melisa

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I like all the possibilities the Sassy Stems set has. I've just started water coloring and love watercolor paper! The designer paper is also on my must have list.
Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us - I'd love to win it!
BTW my family is from Cody originally. Jan

Jo said...

My favourite things about this card are the photo corners (have to look up Totally Cool - it's not in our catalogue) and the way you have added colour to the Au Chocolate paper. Very neat.

jo@maximpact.com.au

Lisa said...

Hmm. I think my favorite part about your card is the stamp. I LOVE sassy stems so much! I just got it recently and your card is inspiration to play with it more! :)

mjb coffee said...

I really love the two background papers and how the the color in them is picked up in the flower image. Quite lovely!!!!!

Vera Matson said...

I absolutely love how you added color to the patterned DP. I don't think I would have ever thought of that!
Vera

Alex said...

I love your use of the background papers, and the little photo corners, I love these, along with your use of the ribbon with the wonderful tag, all in all I think it is a truely beautiful card, and I would very honoured to receive something like this

Jana Weaver said...

My favorite thing about this card is the adorable little photo corners you did! They are just TOO cute!!! But, I like most everything about the card, so it was hard to just pick one thing!!

Wish me luck!! :-)
Jana
stamps@weavercentral.com

Lisa Bohler said...

I love how you added a splash of color! I love this paper but found it a little limiting...you've opened a whole new world for it!

Lisa

L8ybug2 said...

Wow! What's not to like about this card? The corner tabs really stand out for me, I like those.
~~Rita~~
l8ybug2 at hotmail dot com

Amy Pinkston said...

I love the soft feel of this card. It's so cozy!

Bonnie said...

Never seen the frayed ribbon technique before - I like it!

Anonymous said...

I love how you colored the chocolate paper, what an awesome idea. You are my first and still favorite blog!!!
Laura

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if my last post worked, but I Love how you colored the ds paper!!

Julie said...

I love this card! I particularly love how you added color to the paper. I would have never thought to do that.

Thanks for sharing.

Liz K said...

Hello! :)
What I love about this card is the extra touches you've done with it, ie: coloring in the awesome paper, cutting out the flower and popping it up on a dimentional, the photo corners, and the gorgeous ribbbon. Everything looks great, such a pretty card!!!
Thank you for the chance to win some of that yummy paper! :)

Liz K

Connie said...

I love how you colored the Au Chocolat paper....how simple, yet how dynamic! It almost turns it into Basic Grey Blush paper! Great job...LOVE it!

Connie

Heidi said...

This card is beautiful! The card as a whole is great but I think what really makes it awesome is the dimension! When you pop things up on cards it just makes them so much better! Thanks for the chance at the blog candy! I don't own any of SU's DP. I know, I know you can smack me with a ruler!

Sharon in NE said...

The subtle repetition of blush blossom and mellow moss. So gentle and pleasing to the eye. The card is the perfect combination of whimsy and contemporary bohemian. It's appropriately named...wonderful and sassy.

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

What I love most about this card.....just one thing, huh??? Hmm....well I do love love love the paper ~~ I haven't ordered any & I think if I don't, I'll be sorry!!! Love the paper, but I also love how you colored it in......that's why you're the MASTER ~~ I never would have thought of doing that!!

susan said...

The little details such as under the word wonderful and the corners bothe mounted and drawn to accent the flowers. Susan

Kevin & Amy said...

I love the photo corners and the paper piercing. Fabulous card! Thanks also for the generous blog candy contest!

~Amy H.

BlogHore said...

I LOVE the corners. They really add dimension to the card. This card is really beautiful.

Heather B said...

I like the way you raised up the flower, and the photo corners. I love cards that have that added dimension.
Thanks for the chance to win,
Heather B
cnhbrueck@msn.com

stampin_melissa said...

I love the DP with the added splash of color that you added. I am so kicking myself that I didn't get the Au Chocolate, but life is full of choices AND there's still time! ;)

Ila said...

To be honest I love everything you have done to this card. It is put together beautifully as well...but I really love the photo corners and colored paper. I am going to have to try this. Great Blog candy!! That is great paper!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I NEVER would have thunk to add color to the paper, and I hated the paper until I saw this! Now I'm headed over to purchase some to show at my workshop next week! ARGH!

Anonymous said...

Oops, the post about not liking the paper was me...forgot to leave my e-mail address incase I'm "the" chosen one :o) goinstampin@aol.com...thanks! Jennifer

olse0231 said...

Kyla,

As with all of your cards, this one is awesome! I think what I love most about it is how you colored in the Au Chocolat paper - so clever! Love your blog and all of your amazing creations!! :)

Megan

Janet said...

Wow--how generous! Thanks for the offer of the blog candy.

Now,as for the card, I love how it all flows together. From the patterned paper, to the ribbon, to the simple, yet gorgeous flower stamp. It all just flows together so smoothly, and it is really eye catching!

Thanks for sharing, Janet

Michelle D. said...

This card (as are ALL of your cards!) is gorgeous, and its hard to pick just one thing that I love most about it, but since when I first saw the dp on this card and thought, "I don't remember seeing this pretty colored dp in the new mini" ~ and then of course learned that you colored it in (yes, I'm a wee bit slow ;-), I will have to pick your beautifully colored dp as my favorite part of this card. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with all of us Ü
Have a great day!
deitsfamily@yahoo.com

Trisha L. said...

I love reading your blog and looking at all of your beautiful creations! What a pretty card! I really love the colors and your PP choices for this card. Great job!

stefanie said...

Hi! Your blog is really great! Very fresh. I love the "retro" look of this card. The patterned paper on the bottom half of the card has a really comfortable feeling. Love it!

Rosella said...

Wow! I can't believe you waited so long to use this set. It is one of my favorites on my wish list. I'm having a hard time picking one thing I like about your card. I love the combination of papes; I love the poped up photo corners; I love that you cut out one flower and popped it up. The colors are great. I love the piercing. It is a gorgeous card!!

Teryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the designer paper the best. In fact, I think it's calling my name, "buy me; buy me". TFS

Teryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the designer paper the best. In fact, I think it's calling my name, "buy me; buy me". TFS

Lois said...

I love the dotted paper....especially how you colored the dots in. Very cute. Thanks.
lrmicha@wildblue.net

Carmen said...

Can I say everything?? I guess it would be the fact that it is brown - I LOVE brown... and the little photocorner doodads are mightly cute too!

Isa Kelcie said...

love this card - everything about it!! my fave is the designer paper.. so gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I would have to say everything too! However, the one element that I think is a unique design element is the oval punch with sentiment. I haven't seen any cards with such an embellishment and I like it.
:-)
~Nancy Grant
nancygrant@gmail.com

Michelle VW said...

Hi Kyla,
Love everything about this card!!! The way you used the designer paper, the layout, the doodling, the paper piercing!!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Michelle

laura j said...

Great card! Love the colors in the designer paper. Thanks for sharing!

Y said...

Did you want just one thing? Seriouly?! All right...

After much thought in picking one...I love the flower. The stem has quite the attitude!

It's just lovely!!

YM
(stampingandstuff@gmail.com)

Leah said...

it's hard to pick just one thing that makes me love the card... it's the whole package. I especially like, however, the details with the flower - I love that parts of it are popped up.. that's great! TFS!

Kim said...

I liked how you colored in the polka dots and certain areas on the designed paper to match. Very nice looking card! This designer series paper wasn't my favorite when I say it but I'm beginning to love it now!!

alison said...

I love how you added color to the designer paper. The whole card is absolutely beautiful.
Alison

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Kyla...all your art work is so amazing!!! The first thing I noticed was the effect on the designer series...you are so clever...LOVE it!!!! What a neato Idea!!! Thanks for sharing such yummy blog candy!!

*Diva hugs*

Kristine said...

It's hard to pick one thing, I do Love that set!, but my FAVORITE thing that popped at me when I first saw this was that delicious paper!! I love chocolate, and those white flower things remind me of sand dollars, and my grandma who told me about the doves inside :0)

Dale Anne said...

I LOVE how you added the photo corners and pierced the opposite corners!!!

Lisa H said...

I love how you added color to your paper!

alison said...

Kyla,

I love how you colored the background paper. Great idea!
Alison

Jackie said...

Whats not to love? I love ths claming but strong clors, the simple coloring job, the embelishments, but mostly the little additions of pierced paper. Wonderful!

Karen said...

I love how you added color to the DP!! That is something I wouldn't have thought to do, but will definitely be remembering now!! Love your eye for color and design as well!!

Julie said...

Wow t5his is beautiful!

Nancy said...

I love how this card just catches your eye... I think (gasp) it's the colour combination. I gasp because I'm not a fan of brown and pink!

VickieKy said...

Hey :-)

There are so many things I love about this card! I love how you added color and then pulled the colors from the paper. I love the idea of adding to the original image and making it pop off the page! It's amazing how much it adds to the card. Of course I love what you did to the corners. It goes with the paper and helps add that little something the stamped image! To be honest I wasn't that fond of this paper at first, I had no intention of ever purchasing this paper. Now, I will be getting this paper! LOL Beautiful card!!I am a huge fan of your work!!

Vickie Waugh
vwaugh@shawnee.edu

Kimberly said...

Love what you did with the designer paper. You are so dang smart!!!!! What a GREAT idea. Must try this! I sure hope we can meet at SLC!!!
mkkimber@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Beautiful! TFS! What an inspiration you are! I love this card! I agree the Au Chocolat paper is yummy! mmmmm.
Love how you added a little bit of color to the paper! Neat trick! I'm going to have to try my hand at the frayed ribbon technique--combining two of my favorite design elements (ribbon and shabby chic). I hope I win that package of paper!

Ann H.

Vicki said...

I just love the paper and the photo corners and the flowers and the.......oh are we suppose to pick just one thing? :)

Laura said...

Hm what do I love most about this card??? There are so many things to choose from, I love the way you've colored the DP, I love the photo corners, and I really love the decorative piercing. It's really an awesome card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog! This card is gorgeous. I especially love the colors in it...also the 2 photo corners pop out with added interest. Thanks for sharing:)
Linda SS (shaw48@iwon.com)

Melissa said...

I love the corners and the punched holes in the corners. I also love the pop dots for effect!! Simply a "wonderful" card!

Anonymous said...

I love the Sassy stems set, I don't own it, but I may just have to get it now!!

quickcurl said...

I love the colors! Thanks for sharing with us! Christine

Michelle said...

I love everything about it! I love the colors & I love the flower!

Lisa L said...

I love how you colored in some of the polka dots on the Au Chocolat paper, and the photo corners. I also love the ribbons you used.

ydx4 said...

Wow! Great creation. I would never have put that paper with that set, but you did it wonderfully! I also never thoght of adding color to the paper. That gives it a whole new perspective! Thanks always for your great projects!!! Jennifer Weide

Jennifer Nellenback said...

I love your use of a different color combo then normal. I love different. I also like the ribbon! But who doesn't love ribbon??? If they don't well then I think there is something wrong with them. Anyhow back on subject. I think that it is very unique card and think it is wonderful. There isn't a single thing that I don't like about it. Well happy scrappin'!

Jerri said...

Kyla, once again you have amazed us with your incredible talent. This card is just beautiful. I love the way you made the little leaf pop up and added the additional flower. You have insight for design and layout that most of us strive for, but I always seem to come up a wee bit short. You're an inspiration to us all! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

rebelliouskiwi said...

Hi. I just came across your blog. This is gorgeous. What I love about this card is that it is versatile enough to be able to give to a male. Its not a pretty pink card or anything if you know what I mean. I know plenty of males that would quite enjoy recieving this card. It still has that masculine look to it :)

Kori said...

I love the ribbon and the corner details too! Thanks for sharing.

Kori (korijoe@comcast.net)

Jeanette Karels said...

Hi! Wow, this is such an AWESOME card! I just LOVE how you added that splash of color to the Au Chocolat designer series paper. I can't wait to get my hands on some of that paper! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Susie said...

I love everything about this card !! Sassy Stems is one of my favorite sets.... adding chocolate to it is icing on the "chocolate" cake !! I'm also crazy about the sponging & coloring you did, and LOVE that you used Mellow Moss ~ it's still a fave of mine!

You're a fantastic designer & stamper.... please keep on sharing! Thank you !!

KSinMT said...

I left a comment on March 11 but forgot to leave my email address.
kschenckATbresnandotnet

Kristine Reynolds said...

I REALLY love how you added color to the brown designer paper. This paper hasn't really done it for me but I really do love how you added the color. I can't wait to try this!