Monday, January 16, 2012

Clean and Simple Card?

Today I tried to accomplish 2 things when card crafting.  One was to make the latestOWH Sketch Challenge and the other was to make a clean and simple card.  I find making clean and simple cards very difficult to do as I keep adding layers, ribbon, embellies, etc.  But today's sketch screamed "try it".  This old stamp set from SU, Close to Nature, seemed the perfect stamp for this card.
The card ingredients are as follows:
  • SU Kraft, Naturals Ivory, and black cardstock
  • SU Close to Nature stamps, sentiment
  • Square punches
  • SU's Simply Scored tool
  • Black pigment ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Button, twill tape, embroidery floss
Thanks for looking!


  1. you did a very good job on both the sketch and a CAS card - I struggle with CAS cards.

    Thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

  2. So love nature cards and yours has it all!

  3. I really like the scoring and the way you did your ribbon/button treatment. Thanks for trying this week's sketch!

  4. Very pretty card. I love clean & simple cards, too. You nailed it!

  5. Stunning! The embossing is the perfect touch. I plan to case this card! TFS!!!

  6. You nailed the sketch and the clean and simple challenge you set for yourself! Perfect stamp for this sketch too!

  7. Gorgeous, sophisticated card! The black and kraft color combo is striking. I have that stamp and don't think I've ever stamped in it in something other then brown or green. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  8. Oh, I like everything about this card! The colors, the image (repeated but not exactly the same), the leafy ribbon, the score lines ... Just beautiful.

  9. Elegant, love the embossing and the color scheme. In love with the image. Beautiful. TFS

  10. Just gorgeous! The black, white, and kraft combo makes a very elegant look and the button and ribbon are the perfect touch!

  11. This is great, Lee Ann! I love how you used score lines for the horizontal panel on the sketch, very clever! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!


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