Thursday, 11 July 2013

Clean and Simple

The new challenge blog which launched last week at House of Cards has a monthly theme and within that month each week offers a different style or technique.  We are still with the colour theme set for July but this week the style is clean and simple which my 'regulars' will know isn't really a favourite of mine but then if we stick to what we know and enjoy it wouldn't be a challenge would it?

Working within this colour scheme I've made my clean and simple card with lots of 'white space' by die cutting a label in light blue using a Sizzix die (Stampin' Up) and cutting off part of it before running through a dots embossing folder.  I then stamped some flowers using a retired SU stamp set called Raining Flowers, cutting several layers and adding a gem together with a leaf using a Marianne die.  Greeting was produced on the computer, punched using a SU punch and popped onto a strip of rich razzleberry card to match the stamping.  Apart from the base card, all the components were made using oddments of card from my bits boxes - will they ever be used up - I doubt it!!


  1. Good Morning Val. It may be clean and simple, but it's very classy and looks beautiful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Love the simplicity of this card Val and perfect for this challenge..


  3. I don't do the CAS either - but I reckon you managed this one pretty well. I like the deep burgundy with the pale blue & those die-cut leaves are just a delight.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. You've done a great job for someone who doesn't do CAS Val. I love the burgandy and blue together.

    Sue x

  5. You're right, Val! Your reasoning is very encouraging for those who doubted and I hope that many people will do like you! Your card is very classy!!
    Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards for our CAS challenge!
    Hope you had a lot of fun and we'll see you soon :)
    Rosi x

  6. Love it Val and very impressed you are still on scraps. The colours work really well.

  7. This is absolutely lovely! Good for you trying something new, too! I think your flower is just gorgeous and I love your layout! Thanks for joining us at HOC! :) Hope you come back next week for another style challenge!!! Mynn xx

  8. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us this week at HOC C&S.

  9. Well we'd never have known you don't like CAS if you hadn't said as you've rocked this style!
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards for our CAS challenge.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)

  10. Very beautiful! I always love cards that can be made out of old bits and pieces! You have created a great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  11. Very beautiful CAS card. Love your flower and embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at HOC in our Clean and Simple Style challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  12. It might not be your favourite style Val but you rose to the challenge perfectly and produced an elegant and very beautiful card.

    Lesley Xx

  13. You've made a wonderful CAS card Val, well done on rising to the challenge and tackling something outside the comfort zone - you succeeded beautifully! Thanks so much for joining in with our HOC CAS challenge and I hope you play along with us again soon!
    Ruth x