Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Clean and Simple

It's taken me ages to realise that this is the kind of card I am happiest making. Having said that I do enjoy messing around with other techniques as well and I think I'll pop another card I made earlier today, where I got really messy, at the bottom of this post, just for contrast.
This card is for two challenges. Clean and Simple from whence I took the sketch, and Cards and Things whose challenge is to use the colours Baja Breeze, Night of Navy and Basic Gray.
The stamp was part of a set given to me for my birthday by the lovely Victoria. Yummy or what!
I simply stamped, cut out, and mounted them on a small square of colour, then added the matching butterflies. A sentiment, also Stampin' Up was all that was need to complete the card!

Here is the other card. I made the background, by spritzing the paper with oodles of Cosmic Shimmer and overprinted the plant silhouettes with Stazon and added the ribbon and flower. (The inks and the flower dies were also birthday presents from the lovely lady who lives in the cupboard with her Cuttlebug.)
I made the sentiment on the computer and cut it out with a Nestie label.
Quite a contrast huh!


  1. lovely cards thanks for sharing lol ;O)

  2. just love your hearts card - very elegant!

  3. both look fab chrissie , but i must admit i love the simplicity of the hearts one its gorgeous , sheila x

  4. Chrissie - both look fab.

  5. Both cards are wonderful. I, like you, favour the clean and simple look but enjoy exploring other techniques. It could get boring otherwise!

  6. Gorgeous cards but my fave is the hearts its so elegant.

  7. I love your CAS card - so pretty and elegant. The second one is nice too but the first is DEFINITELY my fave! Susie x

  8. both cards in the different styles are great!

  9. Love the cards. You do CAS so well.

  10. Hi Chrissie, you did a fabulous job with the challenge ! Love your card ! Thanks for playing along !

  11. both cards are stunning - I could spot straight away that the first card was stamping up... don't know why but i just did.

    Two very different techniques like you say - one clean and simple - the other a lot more detailed and probably nice and inky and messy!!!

    Paula x x x


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