Monday, May 30, 2011

Clean and Simple Cards- One Color Challenge!

Hi Stampers! 

I decided to create a few Clean and Simple cards using the CCMC152 colors from this Create with Connie and Mary (see and one of the cards utilizes the CAS120 Clean and Simple sketch from Splitcoast Stampers (see the CAS120 gallery here).  The Design Team samples are fabulous as always and the other submissions provide so much inspiration- I just love their weekly challenges! 

To complete the doily card:

Using the new Doily Triple Layer Punch from the Summer Mini (this punch has three different punch images and I decided to use position #3 for the complete doily) punch out two doilies from each of the challenge cardstock colors - Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red and glued them onto Basic Black cardstock.  

Emboss with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice EF.  Mount onto Whisper White and using the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the lower edge.  Mount panel onto Basic Black and Baja Breeze.

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Basic Black and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Add pearls to finish off the card. 

To create the second card:

Use the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper EF to emboss a piece of Baja Breeze.  Emboss a piece of Peach Parfait DSP (Hostess Level I) and lightly sand with the Sandpaper Block to expose the white core.  Mount the DSP and a strip (from scraps) of Riding Hood Red cardstock.

Use the Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red SU! markers to color the sentiment from Hodgepodge Happiness on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Designer Label Large Punch.   Using Mini Glue Dots adhere the punched sentiment into the Styled Silver Hardware and use the Brads from the hardware set to attach the sentiment to the card front.  

Create the rolled flowers with the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle punch and the Crimping Tool (punch out with the Scallop Punch, cut into a spiral, crimp through the Crimper, roll up and glue).
Attach to the card with mini glue dots.  Mount the entire panel onto Riding Hood Red and
Whisper White. Lightly spray with Frost White Shimmer Paint. 

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Hodgepodge Happiness
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait and Riding Hood Red
Ink: Basic Black, SU! Markers- Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing Folders- Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice, Finial Press,
Punches- Doily Triple Layer, Word Window, Scallop Trim Border, Pearls,
Frost White Shimmer Paint

This color challenge was quite "challenging" for me:-)  I tend to favor the second card a bit more than the first, since the doily card is a bit more contemporary than my normal style (I was trying to go for a modified quilt card).  If you have time, let me know which one do you like the best:-) 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Memorial Day!  We are so thankful for those who are currently serving our country in the military and our public servants that risk their lives every day to keep our country free and safe!  May we never forget those who have given their lives for our freedom.


Kathy in AZ said...

The second card is my favorite. Love what you have done with the colors and the texture. I am new to your blog but have already put it in my favorites. Thank you for the inspiration. Kathy in AZ

Mary Brown said...

Oh Julie...these are both FABULOUS!!! I've been struggling with the doily punch but yours just pops! I'll have to CASE it! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

Wow! Both cards are so wonderful! I love the black on the first card! It really makes the colors pop! And the flowers on the second are just beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, wow, WOW...wonderful cards...both of them! Love the Doily punch one especially! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great job with the embossing! The layers and colors work well together. Thanks for playing CCMC!

Lisa said...

As usual, your creations are lovely...and you managed TWO! I'm so jealous of the time you have! Both cards are wonderful!

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