Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday Clean & Simple Cards

Hello and welcome here!  It's time for another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge!  This time the challenge is C&S which means Clean & Simple...which was a challenge for me, lol.  Samantha has a great Tutorial on creating C&S cards.

Challenge - Clean & Simple
Tutorial - C&S Sketch by Samantha

I couldn't stop at just one card so I have several to show you.  Here are the first 2 I made.

Card Sizes: 4.25" x 5.5"
Recipe: Digital Stamp-Bugaboo Hummingbird Flowers, CTMH SS-Card Chatter Sympathy, CTMH CS-Petal, White Daisy & Sweet Leaf, CTMH Ink-Petal, Sweet Leaf & Black, Black Fine Tip Felt Pen, Pearls.

I love how quickly these cards came together.  My TIP for this week is by drawing a line around the edge of your card you 'ground' your image without having to add a lot of embellishments.  

A big THANKS to Bugaboo for letting me use Hummingbird Flowers for my cards.  I printed the image on white CS, and then added the black line with a felt tip pen.  I finished the cards off with a sentiment and a couple of pearls, super easy!

Some close-ups of the 2 cards:

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Here are a few more C&S cards using Hummingbird Flowers:

Card Sizes: 4.25" x 5.5"
Recipe: Digital Stamp-Bugaboo Hummingbird Flowers, Flourishes SS-Tag Lines, CTMH CS-New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf, Pansy Purple, Petal & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, EF-Craft Concepts Budding Vine & Provocraft Textile, Spellbinders-Big Scalloped Circles Lg, Foam Squares, Pearls.

For these 2 cards, I embossed a piece of CS, matted it with a darker piece of matching CS, and cut out the image with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles. My fingers itched to use ribbon and some border punches, but alas the challenge was C&S, lol.  I really like how they turned out though.

And last, but not least, I made a couple of 3x3 cards.  I sized the image a little smaller than the ones I printed for the larger sized cards....that's the beauty of Digital Stamps!!
 Recipe:  Digital Stamp-Bugaboo Hummingbird Flowers, CTMH SS-Say It In Style, Flourishes SS-Tag Lines, CTMH CS-Petal, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Blush & White Daisy, CTMH Ink-Black, Black Fine Tip Felt Pen, Copic-BG0000, Spellbinders-Lacey Squares & Classic Squares Sm., Pearls & Foam Squares.

I used Copic Marker BG0000 to add a touch of colour to the image on the blue lacey card.  I used the black felt pen to add lines to the 2 other cards.

Don't forget to pop on over to Top Tip Tuesday to check out the other C&S cards by rest of the DT.


Lisa Minckler said...

Ummmm Deneen...I just have to tell you that these are the most elegant C&S cards I think I've ever seen. I absolutely LOVE what you've created here. :)

I stink at C&S,but if I could CASE all your stuff, I'd be okay..LOL. Awesome work.

Lisa x

Kathya said...

This is proof that less is more. Absolutely lovely set of cards. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Stunning Deneen these designs are fabulous and so clever too! Love the Top Tip also! what a clever idea! hugs me xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

These are stunning Deneen! Love the layouts and the beautiful colours. That embossing is gorgeous too :)


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