Monday, June 4, 2012

Hey Kiddo

The release review continues today at Clear and Simple Stamps.  Today, we're sharing projects that highlight the sentiment and background sets in Collection 3.  I used the Trinket Sentiments set  for this simple card.  The set's designed to coordinate with the Triangle Trinkets set, but I think the sentiments work really well with lots of other CSS sets, too.

I went with a bold red and blue color scheme inspired by the current Dynamic Duos color challenge and used the current sketch from Retro Sketches as the basis for my design.  My card also has a bit of sparkle, which fits this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, too.

I used a piece of red cardstock for the card base and added a piece of red and blue patterned paper with a small scale star pattern.  To set it off from the red background a little, I edged the left side of the patterned paper strip with a narrow teal strip, then machine stitched along the edge.  The stitching's kind of lost in the photo, but it's there!

I fashioned a fun little award metal with a pair of sparkly layered circles and the little ribbon image from the Trinket Sentiment set.  After attaching the award to the card with foam tape, I stamped two of the set's sentiments, "hey kiddo," and "way to go" next to it in black ink.

Be sure to check out the rest of the CSS design members who are participating in today's release review.  Here's where to find them:

Laurie Willison
Laura Bassen
Denise January
Jennifer Rzasa
Kim Duran
Lori Tecler (you’re here!)

CSS Blog

Materials Used:
Trinket Sentiments stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Dare to Be a Diva Red and Party Teal Dawn cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); gold and silver shimmer paper (Recollections); 3/4" circle punch (EK Success); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. Love this great, bold, CAS card! That DP really pops against the red card base! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. I love the simplicity of your design. Thanks for choosing the Dynamic Duo colours for your bright and bold card.

  3. Fantastic design Lori, I really like your patterned paper.

  4. Love it, Lori! Your little award metal is perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Super sweet card Lori, perfect sentiment and the CAS look is wonderful with our colours. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  6. I love that sentiment! Your award medallion is so cute and sparkly and goes perfectly with the circles in the pattered paper. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Such a sweet card! Love the clean design and that bitty blue ribbon is adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)


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