Friday, September 18, 2009

Clean and Simple and Black Ink Only--Stamp Simply #105

[Did you have fun at the JustRite blog hop yesterday? OMGosh, I did--what fantastic creations and ideas! There's more today, starting at 8:00am EDT, so be sure and stop by the JustRite Blog to get started.]

Now, I have a new Stamp Simply card for you. This week's challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple) and BIO (Black--or Brown--Ink Only). Here's what Sharon says:

Sept. 18 - ssnotime105 - CAS/BIO -- So what's THAT mean? Clean and Simple, Black Ink Only OR Brown Ink Only. So clean and simple in style, with only ONE ink, black or brown, and NO coloring. We've done something similar before, but this time we are adding in the clean and simple element as well and allowing either black or brown ink. ANY papers or embellishmemts are AOK. The idea here is to keep our effort to a minimum by doing CAS and limiting inks and omitting coloring, but allowing our papers and embellishments to give our project the POP and pizzazz. Have fun with this one!

As you may have guessed, I don't do clean and simple very often ;-) But every now and then it's just the ticket. Sadly, I needed another sympathy card for my stash, so I thought this would be a good time to make it--I prefer them to be more on the simple side. My card may not *look* CAS but it is. Again, I've let the patterned paper do most of the work for me. This paper is from the Latte mat stack by DCWV. Not only is it a pretty design on it's own, but that black floral design is on the paper and it's FLOCKED! How perfectly cool is that?! See what I mean--the paper did most of the work for me--a good thing ;-) All I did was punch a slot in the paper, run satin ribbon through it, attach a sentiment (from Flourishes' Thinking of You set) and stick on a few flat backed pearls. And I love it! Hope you do too.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime105 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team, along with our September Guest Designer:

Charlene Merrick - September Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Jennifer Buck

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

I'm so glad you stopped by today! Be sure to come by tomorrow for the next Crazy4Challenges challenge!

Thinking of You (Flourishes)

Basic Black, Very Vanilla (SU!); La Creme mat stack (DCWV)

Versafine Onyx Black
Cuttlebug/Classic Oval Nestabilities dies; ribbon, 3M foam squares, flat backed pearls, slot punch (craft store); Ticket Corner punch (SU!)


  1. Very very pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. WOW ... this is stunning!!! LOVE what you've done here Barb!! Great job! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Ooooo! I love that flocked design on the dp, Barbara, and your ribbon treatment with the little pearl is exquisite! So beautiful!

  4. This is gorgeous girl!!! Amazing what you have done with these colors!!

  5. Love your is simple but certainly elegant. Pat

  6. LOVE that black floral print on the paper! That is really a big WOW and to be flocked, too! Beautiful card, Bar!

  7. Oh Barb -- I just love this, That flocked paper has to be so beautiful in person. A truly lovely card!

  8. Simply stunning Barbara! I love the bold punch of black here!

  9. Cute ideas! Thank you

  10. Oh my gosh Barbara.... that paper is perfect!!! I would buy that paper by the ream if I could!! LOL! What a beautiful card!

  11. TOTAL ELEGANCE! LOVE this card and I also LOVE that paper -- I just got mine last weekend and I can't put it down -- LOL!!!! FAB take on this challenge! And letting your paper do the work is TOTALLY up my alley -- LOL!!!


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