Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An Amazing Hurrah

Ok, somebody take my temperature! This is two Clean and Simple cards in one week! This is Amazing! So unlike me. But today's color challenge was to use an all white card base with one color as accent. One layer. GASP!

So I decided to pull out Pretty Amazing another set on the Last Chance list.... There are some really pretty stamps in this set. I really love the branch stamp but decided to use the flowers and a little Rock and Roll for this one.



I inked the flowers in Baja Breeze and then rolled some of the edges in Pacific Point, masking the bottom half of the card off. After I liked the look of the flowers, I ran the bottom half of the card through my Big Shot with the large Dotted Texturz plate. A pretty Baja Satin bow in the middle keeps your layers defined. I also added a row of punched scallops along the bottom layer.

But then I looked at it and it still needed something...I think that's what's hard for me about CAS cards. What do you add? How does it stay clean and simple and still be interesting? So I got out my Crystal Effects and my Dazzling Diamonds and gave it sparkle and texture. A sure fire way to add interest without becoming too complex.

Alrighty! Back tomorrow with one of my favourite times of the month...sneak peeks of new releases :)

Recipe: Stamps: Pretty Amazing; Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point; Paper: Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Scallop Edge Punch, Baja Breeze Satin Ribbon (Valet Ribbon Originals), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

11 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

I WISH I could do clean and simple cards and have them look this elegant! Very pretty!!

Danni said...

This is beautiful!! Wonderful job!

2stampis2b said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Gosh I am gonna miss that Baja in all its loveliness! Love this ribbon and your texturz---I can never get mine quite as deeply embossed as yours!

Emily said...

Gorgeous card Chrisine! I totally can't do CAS cards but you nailed it! Love the sparkle you added to the flowers!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW do those flowers look COOL! Awesome card, Christine! You ROCK everything you do!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh the clean and simple are true to my heart... I love it Christine. see you can do them no problem. :0)

Connie said...

Oh this is just so AMAZING!! Love this Christine!! Your embossing just adds so much...love the rock in roll too!!

Ali Manning said...

This is beautiful - the embossing adds such great texture.

Joan Ervin said...

I had to gasp when I saw this gorgoeus card on SCS...WOW, girl...this is AWESOME!!! The flowers couldn't be any prettier and I love how you embossed the bottom half...GOUGEOUS!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Simply amazing Christine!! Gorgeous colors and stunning in its simplicity!! WOW!