Friday, April 27, 2012

Really Clean and Simple

The challenge this week at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is to make a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card.  We want you to make a card with lots of white space and minimal embellishments.

You would think that making this kind of card would be easy with not much thinking required but I actually found it harder to make and I really found it hard to photograph all that white.  I leaned it against a piece of black fleece so the edges would show and now it looks like a single sheet and not a card but trust me it is a 5" x 5" card.

One good thing about this kind of card is that it doesn't cost much to make and won't require any extra postage when I go to mail it.  The image and sentiment are printed right on the card base so the only added layers are the die cut frame and the bursts, if that is what they are called (they don't look like flowers to me) with buttons.

You don't have to use a Phindy image on your clean and simple card but if you do, follow the instructions on the sidebar to enter it twice for double the chances to win the lovely prizes that Phindy offers.  One random winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to her store and the Design Team will select one card as Card of the Week.  That creator will also receive a $5 gift certificate and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - No DP
Paper Pretties - Clean and Simple
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Use your punches and dies
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges - Clean and Simple
2 Sisters - Use a digital image

Image:  Hugs from Here (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  White (Xpedex), Red (Wassau)
Paper:  Gold (My Sraps)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Buttons (Dollar Giant), Floss (My Stash), Labels 16 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. I find these cards really hard as well. Love the red frame on this....

  2. Cec this is gorgeous, the simplicity really highlights the image. I think C&S can be very hard to do, but worth that extra bit of thinking about

  3. It's a beautiful CAS card. Love the vibrant colours in the image and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the bright colours! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week. judit x

  5. Hi is so nice to see you here entering my challenge at Lexi's Creations with such a beauty of a creation. It's just you, so gorgeous, love the vibrant colours and your embellishments. That frame is amazing. The whole card is adorable.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  6. So cute Cec! Love the bright red frame!

  7. I love these cute cuddley cards. The colors are bright and happy that matches the image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at OSAAT

  8. So bright and wonderful! Love that sentiment. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Best, CG

  9. Awww Cec, what a cutie!! Fabulous design and colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenges!

  10. This came out great Cec. Your bold bright colors really show well on the white background. I agree, white is hard to photograph for me as well.

  11. Oh Cec how cute is this! love the image and that gorgeous bright frame a great no dp card - thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week and good luck hugs Judith x


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