This card was made for the Hope You Can Cling To Clean and Simple Statement challenge hosted by Leslie (meerkat3). She said:
Hello, there. Here it is the 28th of the month, and you've probably done (or at least thought about doing) around 30 challenges so far. So, for my challenge, I chose Clean & Simple (CAS), partly because there's nothing clean or simple about the nastiness of cancer, and partly because I can't do CAS. It's true: I fear white space.
So my challenge for you today is to make a Clean & Simple card, with a sentiment or word as your focal point. That's it - no other requirements.
I admit that I stretched it wee bit and added flowers but I just had to get my new stamps inky. What new stamps you ask? Why the Truth Is set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps of course! I ordered this at 12:04 on release morning I was so excited. Michele shipped quickly and them stamps were packaged well (and cutely). Just for the record I am in no way affiliated, just a happy customer of this new company :).
The flower stamps come with plain line stems, but I took this narrow word border (also part of the set) and put it on my Fiskars stamp press, then put the flower stamp on the other side and used it as a guide to bend the words to match the stems. I think it turned out pretty cute! The sentiment is stamped in Distress Ink Picked Raspberry which made it a little less crisp, but it was the only pink I had with enough purple undertones to match the coloring I did on the flowers using Spectrum Noir markers. The black ink is Memento Tuxedo Black and the paper is Neenah Desert Storm.
There are two layers here, just because I had a hard time with the stamping due to my ridiculously bowed table top. I seriously need to replace it!
A little close up of my coloring with my Spectrum Noirs. Love how they look on kraft, and I think the Neenah works super well for blending without bleeding too.
I am also submitting this for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, CFC76:Kraft On! I haven't ever participated in this challenge before but I think I am going to start doing it every week. I really like this style and would like to work on getting better at it. This week's challenge was to use kraft.