Monday, December 14, 2009

Clean & Simple Challenge: Curves!

That's right, curves are the challenge for today's CAS challenge CAS45. I've never tried using curves like this for grass or snow so I did one for each... one cut with a craft knife and one torn. What fun! I had no idea what I was missing out on. Of course using my brand new set Love Bandit made it fun too! This DSP is once again from the retired Simply Scrappin' Kit that I used a few days ago called Pina Colada. Doesn't it look awesome with the Rich Razzleberry ribbon?! I just love these colors together.

The sentiment is from Short & Sweet and guess what... so is that tiny flower I added at the last minute. I don't think I've ever used it, and it seemed the perfect proportion for these trees. Finished them off with a touch from the white gel pen. Tree trunks are watercolored with a touch of Close to Cocoa ink and an aquapainter.
Here's my second version- using vellum cardstock for snowy hills. Does it work? It is tough adhering vellum so that the adhesive won't show. This is the best I could do with a bit of Tombo Mono Multi that I rubbed around with my finger to spread as thin as possible. Can you tell there aretrees from Lovely as a Tree in the background? I haven't used that set in ages- in fact, was considering putting it in my storage bin for a while. They are stamped in White craft ink while Dasher is stamped with black craft ink. The circle sentiment is from Punch Pals.

Neither of these is totally clean & simple in the sense that they have a lot of "white space" but they use minimal layers and embellishments so I think they qualify- at least by my definition.

So thanks for stopping by today! We'd love to have you join us for the CAS45 challenge.

SUO Supplies
(card 1)
Stamps: Love Bandit, Short & Sweet
Colors: Kraft, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Modern Label punch, Rich Razzleberry dotted grosgrain.
(card 2)
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Dasher, Punch Pals
Colors: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: White vellum cardstock, circle punches, White organza ribbon


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  2. doesn't that first comment just make you mad!!! anyway, I'm hear to leave a real comment. love your cards!!! that vellum is really cool like that, love how it adds dimension where the pieces meet. and I can't see any remnince of adhesive! NICE work! aren't those rolling hills fun to make?!

  3. Love the vellum hills. Looks really great


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