Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Clean and Simple

Last week over at SCS on of the challenges was to make a clean and simple card (CAS). I loved this challenge and you don't realize how hard it is to make a CAS when you are used to layering, coloring and added embellishments. To make these cards I inked up the raised side of a CuttleBug folder with lettuce and currant Adirondack and brown VersaFine then ran it through the machine and you have this beautiful background. The tags are CuttleBug dies that were sponged with ink and stamped with words from the "Encouraging Words" set from Stampendous.

This was made using currant Adirondack ink and Stampendous stamps and circle stickers.
Below are closer up pictures of the CuttleBug cards.








As I post this I'm waiting for my refrigerator to be delivered. Saturday morning at about 5:30 a.m., we thought there was a fire downstairs. The kitchen filled with smoke and it smelled terrible like wires burning. We thought something was burning in the walls but couldn't find anything. Several hours later we discovered the refrigerator wasn't working so the motor must of burned up. On one hand I'm glad we don't have a problem in our walls, on the other wow are refrigerators expensive! Hopefully this will last at least 10 years, the one I currently have only lasted about 7 or 8 years.
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Thanks for stopping by :)




34 comments:

Poppy said...

love these cards,stunning.
poppy

specialcraftmom4 said...

You did an amazing job with your simple cards! I think these are the prettiest from this challenge (: Great job!

LaY hOoN said...

Simple and Nice.

Wish you all the best.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are lovely CAS cards. I like how the inked embossing adds a lot of flair without a lot of effort. The colors for all cards are beautiful and rich.

Rachel said...

wow! these are beautiful cards. you did an awesome job. me and one layer cards are not the best of friends. lol- have a great day!

Ashley said...

These are gorgeous cards! I love them all!

6 wacky women said...

Clean and simply gorgeous!
I just love these cards, Jamie. Awesome how you inked the cb folder. I'll try to remember that technique.

Karen x

The Rubber Maid said...

Jamie, I love your clean & simple, those cards are lovely. Pat

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards Jamie! I really do like simple cards. Hope you got your refrigerator and like it.

Shelia said...

How beautiful. And I love clean cut cards at time, there is a need for both kinds. These are beautiful, I really like how you inked the raised design.

KathyJ said...

This cards are just beautiful!!! You're braver than me.....I run and hide from that kind of challenge!!! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh such gorgeous creations!! Love that yummy silk ribbon on the three!! Beautiful details on the other!! TFS!! :)

Lauren said...

Simple and very elegant. Great job!

Deb M. said...

Love the cards...they are beautiful. Simple, but stunning!!

TFS....

Jenn said...

These are absolutely STUNNING!!! :D Love what you did with the cuttlebug folder...awesome! ;D

Carolina said...

Stunning set of cards Jamie! TFS!!!

manicstamper said...

Stunning cards Jamie.
Higs
Sheila-x-

Holly said...

I LOVE your clean and simple cards! These are beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I struggle so much with the CAS technique.......but OH MY...you totally nailed it!! These are absolutely elegant and gorgeous!!

Janine said...

Jamie these are fabulous!! Sorry I haven't been leaving comments lately.. I have been looking though!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, for simple cards, these sure are pretty! Love the colored "cuttled" parts.

Hope said...

Fantastic Cards!!!

Jenny said...

Simple is always prety :-)
I wish our refrigerator will make up its mind and leave us.
Glad to hear that all is ok with the walls!
Love your work, as always:-)

Nina said...

Hello :)

Thanks for a nice comment in my blogg *hug*

Your cards are beautiful, all of them :)

Fink said...

They may have been simple but very sharp!

Fink said...

Oh yeah, glad to know there was not a fire in the kitchen! Still stinks about the fridge!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are gorgeous!!

Evy-Kristin said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and making a coment in my blog! :o)

Oh - your clean and simpel-cards is absolutely stunning!!
..think I'll have to take a real good look around here in your blog!

Have a nice weekend!

*hugs*

Curt in Carmel said...

Simple, clean, AND elegant! Wow these are just beautiful! Sorry about your refrigerator! Ouch! Best, Curt

Cheryl said...

Love this! So simple and stunning!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just stunning! The colors work so perfect with a rich tone and the layout is a chase I must try... TFS!!! :)

jo said...

All gorgeous cards Jamie. I must try that inking the embossing folder!

{pam} said...

these are gorgeous!!! love the idea of inking the inside of the embossing folder before embossing . . . i really like how it turned out on your cards!

Shirley said...

So very elegant! Lovely!