Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Simple Celebration

My card today is about as clean and simple as I've ever gotten.  I've had a hard time being creative lately so this was easy and fun to put together.  I used the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #18 and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #242.

The card base is Naturals White card stock.  A piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock was first cut on one end with the Big Shot and one of the Large Scallop Edgelits.  I then lined it up with one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders and ran it through the Big Shot again.  I attached this layer to the card front.  A piece of Patio Party designer paper was cut on both long edges with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits and the Big Shot.  I heat
embossed the sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set with VersaMark and black embossing powder on the designer paper and attached it to the card.  The little flower was made using the Bojo Blossoms Punch and Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit card stocks.  I added a Black Glimmer Brad to the center, curled the edges a little and attached it to the card with Glue Dots.  This birthday card is set to get mailed today and it will even get there on time.  Hooray!!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll see you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases (w-#117002/c-#120501)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Naturals White Card Stock (#102316); Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (#126842); Primrose Petals Card Stock (#126841); Summer Starfruit Card Stock (#126839); Patio Party Designer Series Paper (#126916)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010); Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858); Large Scallop Edgelit Die (#127019); Delicate Designs Folders (#127023); Heat Tool (#129053)
The Finishing Touches:  Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133); 3/8" Basics Glimmer Brads (#121005); Glue Dots (#103683)




Melissa Davies said...

I love the combination of zigzag with the lace embossing - so different and creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty, clean and simple elegance! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous embossing and I love the little flower! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Deb said...

Love the clean and simple look of this! The scallop edge and embossing is so pretty! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

What wonderful use of the colors on a very simple layout! Love the extra 'wow' of the embossed border! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Bonnie said...

Sometimes the simplest of cards are the classiest! Your colors and the bit of embossing are perfect!