One of the definitions I found of clean and simple cards (CAS): ‘A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of “open space”. It uses little or no embellishments. CAS cards should be easy and quick.’
I think I managed to comply with the definition of CAS
I really need a better card storage solution. I have so many cards made and am really running out of places to keep them. I guess I could also try giving away more of them! Here are a few I made recently that are clogging up my craft room….
Quick, clean and simple and using up more scraps!
This one has actually gone to a new home. Again super quick and simple:
This one is a bigger version of one I made a few weeks ago:
So any suggestions on storage or card selling I would be very grateful!!
Just a quick post of some of the cards I have made that have been received by the intended person. This means I can finally share them up here!!
For my brother, a big kid at heart and refused to let go of Santa as a child!!
For my parents – my mum has something of a snowman obsession!!
Another one – a great way of using up paper scraps and ribbon scraps! Thank god for my bow easy, I would never have been able to make bows this small with out it!!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are all enjoying a break over Christmas!!
Invites are finally done and dusted, phew!! Hopefully they are well received!!
I have combined the challenge over at Pocket full of Posies and Simon Says Stamp and Show as I am a bit short for time at the moment. The challenge at Pocket Full of Posies is ‘Winged Things’ – I have butterflies on my background and flowers on the tag. Over at Simon Says its ‘Show Your Layers’ – I got layers!
I have the purty new September kit from The Crafty Alley sitting on my desk. However I felt a bit too guilty about all the scraps sitting on my desk to go and open the new kit. So I made this double tag using scraps from the previous kits. I used my new Magnolia vintage tag die (I <3 this die!) to make the small tag and layered it onto the bigger tag. I made the flowers using K&C dp and velum and layered them up and added some buttons for good measure.
The background was made using barn door distress ink. I tested out my new craft sheet and did the whole wrinkle free distress thing. Well I think I did anyway. I was going by a half remembered read of the technique!! Incidentally barn door ink when spritzed with water totally looks like blood, especially when it gets all over your hands and top. My hubby thought I was after having (another) run in with my craft knife!
PS: I realised this project also fits the challenge over at The Shabby Tea room – old meets new. The papers are all old and the magnolia die is brand spanking new, the tag on this project is literally the 1st use I gave it!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Objects
Tags: barn door, cards, craft, distress ink. tag, layers, september, tag, tim holtz, wings
This is a 35th Wedding Anniversary card for my hubby’s parents. I gave him a choice of a few digi images for the central image and he picked this one, the one I would have gone with. The boy’s got taste! I used the fabulous papers from the Crafty Alley August kit. I distressed the papers up a bit keeping with the vintage theme of the image. The papers lent themselves to well to the whole vintage look. (The digi is a freebie from TLC)I have been so busy making wedding invites for a friend that I have not gotten much chance to use the papers. Now I have the September kit sitting in my craft room tempting me too. I have promised myself I wont open it and play until the invites are done, good incentive to get moving on them!
Oh and the card uses the sketch over at Annabelle Stamps Blog. As it is bling week there is some bling in each corner!
This was made following the layout over at Clean and Simple. I used Bazil blue card stock as the base and repeatedly stamped a paisley print image onto white card. I photo matted this onto black paper. Added a sentiment using foam dots to pop it up, I dont know if that shows in the photo. About 15mins and very inky fingers (and desk?!) later and it was done. I do love clean and simple cards!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: card making, cards, challenge, clean, craft, fingers, foam, ink, layout, mat, paisley, photo, sentiment, simple
Three 5 minute cards. Made using white card stock and the AC Sentiments clear stamps and black ink. I love how these turned out, they are so simple and crisp yet very striking. In person at least, that may not come across so well in the picture as I had to bunch them all together to fit on this post. I originally set this blog up as a photo blog which allows only one image at the top of the post. This is starting to limit me when wanting to post pictures of my cards. I will have to consider changing the layout or else make a new blog. Im not sure I have the time for 2 blogs though. Hmmm!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: ac sentiments, black and white, blog, cards, clean, clear, clear stamps, crafts, crisp, lowers, maintain, manage, simple, stamp