Friday, April 3, 2009

Clean And Simple Sketch

The Clean and Simple Challenge this week at Split Coast Stampers was a sketch challenge. I just couldn't decide how I was going to make it work. Then last night I was looking through all of my stamps, and found my "Reasons to Smile" set. I thought that the little flower patch would make a nice border. I don't line images up very well when I am repeat stamping, though. So I just took it off the wood block and added a little of the Aleene's Tack It Over & Over to the back, so I could use it with my acrylic block. I know some people don't like the TIO&O, but I've had good luck using it. I did the purple card first, and decided the border needed moved up a little for the next card. A quick, simple card, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. There are some fabulous cards in the gallery for this week's challenge. You can check that out here.

Stamps: SU Reasons To Smile, SU So Many Scallops
Ink: PTI Plum Pudding, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Cardstock: PTI White
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, PTI Buttons

12 comments:

laurie said...

So pretty...these would make a great gift set in different colors!

laurie said...

Oops..I left out the word "many". These would make great gift sets using many different colors..

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are both super terrific! I like how simple you kept this with the stamped border and just one embellishment. And how fun that you made two. That's what I like about CAS, so fast and easy you can makes lots in no time at all.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!! tfs!!
-t

MollyD said...

These are beautiful!!

Michelle said...

White with a striking color - really nice; these would make a great gift set!

Martha said...

love the colors

Anita Hovey said...

These are super cute!

Chris said...

very nice-love the simplicity!!

shellpole said...

Love these CAS! Goes to show you can do something simle and it still look really wonderful like yours!

Tasha Hickert said...

Very nice. I am a sucker for the clean and simple cards. Good for you using the acrylic block. I am more of a 'stamp and hope' kinda girl myself!! I suppose I should get a stamp-a-ma-jig (is that what it's called) and learn to use it since I am a demo some might like to know how to use it. ;)

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful, I love it!