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Thursday, February 18, 2010

CenterStage Spotlight Blog Hop - Hope is Faith




Feelings of Hope

Gina challenged the CenterStage Spotlight team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set using the photo above for inspiration. Check out Gina's blog for all the details of this special stamp set.

Here is the card I made for tonight's hop. I tried to take inspiration from the colors in Gina's beautiful photograph, so I used some Pure Luxury Green Apple base weight paper and some orange paper I've had around for a while (I think it came from a pack of paper I got for free at Archivers). The leaves and flowers up the side are printed on the paper, not stamped. The butterfly was stamped on a scrap piece of the orange dp so it would match the card paper. I stamped the butterfly in Versamark and then embossed it with black. I popped the butterfly up on some pop dots. The sentiment is stamped on Pure Luxury Ivory in Memento Cantalope ink and was layered on a rectangle of Green Apple card stock. The glazed brad is from Basic Grey's Marrakech line.

A relatively clean and simple card but I love how it emphasizes the beautiful butterfly and the sentiment! This is such a lovely little stamp set and I love the fact that buying it contributes much needed funds to the Red Cross relief efforts to the disaster stricken people of Haiti. Thanks for your generosity, Gina!

Now, stop by these designer's blogs who are participating in the hop tonight:





























Kay Simmons (you are here!)







23 comments:

Lori said...

Pretty card Kay!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful CAS card - I like the simplicity and your color palette.

joy said...

Love the softness of your card and that butterfly just pops off the card. Wonderful card.

redwasher1 said...

Love these colors and your card is awesome!!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, ever so sweet! The brad is such a nice touch and hope you have a great weekend!!!

dee marie said...

Wow - this CAS card really stand out in the crowd! Love your softer tones too!

tlgirl353 said...

Very pretty, Kay!

Selma said...

Love the colors of your card. Very Pretty.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Kay! I love the colors and the pretty butterfly!

Tina Gilliland said...

Very very pretty, Kay. LOVE the color!

JenMarie said...

LOVE this, how beautiful!!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty Kay! I love how you used the print paper!

Cheri said...

Kay, your creation is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous.

Giovana said...

Beautiful!! Great colors.

wordbirdsnest said...

Kay...this is a fabulous CAS card! It is so beautiful and elegant! Don't be surprised if you see this one CASE'd...hee-hee. Seriousy just a lovely, lovely card! ;D Diana Q

Janice M said...

Very pretty Kay!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful! Love the piercing.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Greetings, Debbie Meijer :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kay! how pretty! so clean and elegant!

Sharri Seffens said...

Kay, Beautiful card! I love the colors!

Betty Neville said...

Really pretty card Kay! Love your colors and your butterfly is beautiful!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kay! I love the colors you use, fantastic CAS card.

Jennie said...

Beautiful job on this Kay! Love the colors you used.