Category Archives: Clean & Simple

Birthday Fox – Freshly Made Sketches #232

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  • Dies – Spellbinders “Foxy” and Lawn Fawn “Happy Birthday Border”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Hillside” collection (6″ X 6″ paper pad)
  • Washi tape – Love My Tapes and We R Memory Keepers
  • Cardstock – WorldWin and Bazzill

I created this clean and simple card featuring the cute fox die cut from Spellbinders. I used the sketch: Freshly Made Sketches #232, with a couple of strips of Washi tape. I attached the black die-cut sentiment so that it connected to the black mat to tie the design together. Thanks for visiting.


Craft Stamper – Thinking of You

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  • Stamps –
    • Visible Image – from Flower INKcognito set (free stamp on April Craft Stamper)
    • Hero Arts – sentiment from CL738 Messages with Flourish set
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Inks – Ranger Distress inks: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean

This card is a quintessential clean and simple one! The flower image, from Visible Image, was the freebie on the cover of the April Craft Stamper magazine. I applied the Distress Ink to the clear stamp that I had mounted on my new Misti with a sponge applicator tool. The Misti allowed me to keep the stamp positioned and apply as much ink additional ink as I wanted. This was a great help in planning for this card. The Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge for March is Anything Goes, so this seems quite appropriate for that!  I’m also submitting this to the Paper Players Challenge #287 – Celebrate Spring. It has been nice to have a little extra time to create during the last few days!  Thanks for stopping by.


Freshly Made Sketches #228 – Thank You

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  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW631s – “Mini Doodle Bloom”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts – CL738 “Messages with Flourish”
  • Patterned paper – Sizzix – “Fox Tales” Paper Pad
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Inks – Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

I used the Crafter’s Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink through a portion of it to create the image for this card. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #228. I mounted the white panel onto a piece of subtly patterned paper from Sizzix. It picked up my ink colors perfectly. I think I succeeded at clean and simple on this card! Hope to see you soon.


First Valentine of 2016

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  • Die – Memory Box “Flicker Hearts”
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly H178 “Valentine’s Day”
  • Crystal Stickers “Ruby Round 3mm”
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and Bazzill (red)

This is the first Valentine I’ve made so far this year. It features the lovely die from Memory Box that really deserves to be the focal point in this clean and simple card. I really like the detail that you get with this die. I backed the cut area with red cardstock and added the red bling in honor of Addicted to CAS Challenge #80 “Code Word Red”, and which follows the basic layout of Paper Players Sketch #279. Thanks for visiting.


White on White with a Touch of Blue

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  • Dies all by Simon Says Stamp:
    • Stitched Rectangles
    • Merry Christmas
    • Melody Snowflake
    • Abby Snowflake
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #25: White on White with a Touch of Color. I immediately thought of Winter cards for this color scheme. I applied some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a foam applicator for a little contrast in the background for the snowflakes. I then added sequins and Wink of Stella sparkly ink around the snowflakes for a bit more frost. Finally, I layered the white “stitched” piece onto a white card. I really enjoyed making this card! Maybe it is because our normally mild Pacific Northwest weather was in the 90s once again today! Thanks for stopping by.

 


For You (in a Measured Way)

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  • Papers – Chickaniddy Crafts 365 Collection – “Daily Schedule” and “Measured Memories”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day” sentiment set
  • Cardstock – Kraft (unknown source)
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Pumice Stone

This is a super simple card design because the Chickaniddy Crafts patterned papers are the focus here. I popped up the sentiment panel with dimensional adhesive and applied Distress inks to blend the edges of each element. Thanks for visiting.


Chevron “Thanks” Card

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  • Stamp – Lawn Fawn “Chevron Backdrops”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Stamptember Thanks”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Bling – Silver metal 3 mm dots
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – Hero Arts “Pool to Navy Ombre” ink pad

I created this clean and simple card using the Lawn Fawn chevron stamp that is great for backgrounds and used a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the design with Hero Arts ombre ink.  The Addicted to CAS Challenge #68 was to use chevron on a clean and simple card. The Operation Write Home (OWH) – Our Daily Bread Challenge for July is a Thank You card. And I added a little bit of sparkle and shine to this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. It’s a three-fer! What fun! This might be my last OWH card. Maybe. Thanks for visiting today!


Hydrangea – Missing You

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  • Stamps –
  • Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi “Hydrangea”
  • Simon Says Stamp “OWH – Brave” set
  • Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi “Hydrangea”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn
  • Cardstock – Ninah Solar White 80#
  • Uni-Ball Signo Pen – white

This clean and simple (CAS) card features the hydrangea from a recent Stampers Anonymous stamp and stencil set. The Addicted to CAS Challenge #58 is to be inspired by the code word: Distress. I used Ranger Distress inks through the stencil after I stamped the hydrangea image. I also spattered dilluted Distress ink to tie the elements of the card together and still keep it one layer. I added some stippling with my white Signo pen to provide some texture and pattern to the image. This also fits the bill for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #14, which is to create a one layer Clean and Simple Card. It is pretty challenging to create a single layer card! This will be a perfect card to send in my Operation Write Home box. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Clean & Simple Sketch #314 – Snowflake

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Merry Christmas” and Memory Box “Sussex Snowflake”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny – Snowy Serenade sparkles
  • Snowflake Gemstone Crystals – Hero Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Paper Accents

Die cuts and paper are the stars of this card. I used Sketch #314 at Clean & Simple Stamping. The card has some glimmer and shine in the patterned paper, the cardstock and the gemstone center in the main snowflake. Clean and Simple to be sure! Thanks for visiting.


Clean & Simple #311 – Thanks

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  • Die – Simon Says Stamp (Stamptember) “Thanks”
  • Washi tape – Queen & Co. Trendy Tape
  • Cardstock – Neenah & Paper Accents

I really enjoyed making this card, partially because of the sheer simplicity of it and also its clean design and color scheme. I used the current sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping (FTL 311). I’ve been hoarding a few rolls of washi tape for a couple of years, so I thought this might be a good time to pull it out. And based on my available stash, the black, white and red color scheme was a no brainer–plus I always like to add grey with those colors, so I mounted my base onto a grey card with dimensional adhesive. The die cut was made with a great new die from Simon Says Stamp. This will be a perfect Operation Write Home card. Thanks for visiting today.