Monday, 6 September 2010

This week’s Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is Clean and Simple.
I don’t do a lot of CAS because I love to play with inks, but I do really enjoy simple card designs now and again. I’ll be making a DT card for the ‘Spotlight’ part of this challenge, but couldn’t resist making a couple of very clean and simple cards for fun.

CAS 2  CAS 1
I used the same flower stamp (Unity Stamps) with the same colours of Tombow felt tips on both of them, but different words (Unity Stamps and Stampin Up).
The first one is stamped directly onto a folded white card, while the second one is stamped on white card, layered with a very narrow border onto green card to match the green pen I used, then onto a larger white card.  Very clean and very simple but I like them.
Don’t forget to visit the Challenge blog to see the beauties my teamies have created for you this week!

28 very much appreciated comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, these really are clean and simple. Now these are two cards I could actually appreciate. I love the look.

Paula said...

wonderfully CAS designs...like them a lot!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm really getting into these clean and Simple style cards too. Probably due to years of multilayering lol.

Love both of these, but the righthand one inparticularly looks fabulous with that rectangular green matt and layer frame around it.
Really beautiful.

JoZart said...

When you see successes like this I wonder why we bother to do more! Love them,
Jo x

Dotpat said...

They are simple but look really nice Cath, as you know I like plain backgrounds

Artyjen said...

Mmmmmm.....delish! It is difficult to leave those inks alone :) These great cards show you don't always need them though
xoxo Sioux

Paul said...

ooo wow, these are wonderful. Just my cup of tea :) Yet another challenge that's calling out to me as well haha. Love your inky pink flowers and all that lovely white space. Px

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, lovely clean and simple cards, love them.

Josephine said...

They're both fabulous!

Jack said...

These are just fabulous. xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Cath, well..... WOW, I love them both you should do more CAS you're really rather good at it:D xxx

crafty creations said...

Stunning CAS cards x Hilda

Melly said...

Oh these are just fab!
I love the simpleness of them! Brill!!
Hugs Melly xxx

joanne wardle said...

I totally love these. I am so into clean and simple at the moment

Sally H said...

Very elegant! Love them both.

Sid said...

Definately very clean & simple.....but very effective !!

Anke said...
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Anke said...

Beautiful cards Cath, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

stampdiva said...

For me this is probably one of the most difficult style of cards to make. Would not know where to begin. I always say you excel at your own backgrounds but boy do you excel in this area also. Stunning simplicity. Lynne x

Cor* said...

These are so elegant. I look at mine now and think not very easy anymore! These are sweet.

sam21ski said...

So crisp and clean - gorgeous xxx

Anne Jagger said...

I love inks too and I really struggle with CAS. This is lovely.

Neet said...

Love your clean and simple. Bright pink looks good.

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

Elegant. I love clean and simple and these are wonderful !!

Lynne K said...

Like you, I'm usually the opposite of CAS! However, I do like the look of it sometimes, and your exmples are really lovely. x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

wow cath these are gorgeous, I have such trouble doing this style of card these are beautiful. ju x

craftytrog said...

These are lovely!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These two are beautiful!! I so love the clean and simple look and they are the types of cards you can send to anyone.....