Posted on July 2, 2011 by Chrissy
Posted on September 10, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Linen
- Paper: white, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
- Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
- Accessories: black brads, black ribbon; foam mounting tape, SU markers
- Technique: 3D/dimensionals
Triple challenge time! WAHOO!!! :0) This card combines this Monday’s MOJO #103 sketch and SplitCoast’s Clean and Simple (CAS31 – “Pop It Up”), as qell as Tuesday’s Color Challenge (CC235 – “Elegant Basic Olives”). I didn’t really expect to do a sympathy card last night but the Thoughts & Prayers set was looking like a great one to use with this sketch and color combination, and it’s always a good idea to keep a few sympathy cards on hand anyhow! I had to modify the sketch a little bit in order to make it work with the tree stamp, which is quite a bit larger than the space reserved for the main image in the Mojo sketch.
This card came together fairly quickly (for once!), so I hope that allows it to qualify as a “clean and simple” card, despite the additions of ribbons and brads. It just didn’t look finished without them! :0)
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Filed under: Challenges, Clean and Simple Cards (Mondays), Color Challenges (Tuesdays), Contests, Mojo Madness, Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges, Occasions, Stamp Companies, Stampin Up, Sympathy | Tagged: Linen, Thoughts & Prayers | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 18, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Botanicals by Scrappy Cat, Tag It by Clear Dollar Stamps
- Paper: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, cream
- Ink: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
- Accessories: Big Shot, Quick Cutz embossing folder, circle punch
- Technique: two-step stamping
Today’s offering is a combination of two recent challenges. The first is Clean and Simple #28 (CAS28) at SCS, which was a challenge to create a simple, uncluttered card with a masculine feel. I was excited for this as we have so few masculine cards in our “stash” and this provided a good excuse to remedy that. Later I stumbled upon the Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC93) on Beate’s blog and thought I would try to combine that with the first challenge.
Flowers aren’t often associated with masculine things, but I figured leaves are and the Botanicals set I picked up a few weeks ago seemed like a perfect fit for this challenge. The color combo I chose was the first thing that came to mind when I decided to create this card and I’m happy with the result – pretty, but not in a “girly” way! 🙂
Because this is a “Clean and Simple” card, I wanted to stay away from using any true embellishments, but the card still needed some texture to make it more visually appealing. So, I turned to our brand new Big Shot and the embossing folder we picked up for help. Fun! I think it is just what this card needed!
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