I guess I didn’t quite hit the clean and simple mark, but my intentions were good. I started out determined to do the CAS(E) this Sketch #47, and then it got not quite so clean and simple. However, clean and simple is a relative term. Whereas ordinarily I’ll color and stitch and die cut and piece together multiple designer papers, this card has. . . well. . . not quite all of that. There's no coloring or stitching or die cutting. That makes it a little simpler, at least.
I used my SU! Stippled Blossoms set for the flowers – quicker than coloring, even with the cutting out. I’m trying to stick to a fall theme and the flower colors were inspired by a fall flower arrangement I recently put together. I used Creamy Caramel and Chocolate chip on the large flower, Groovy Guava and Really Rust on the small flowers. The leaves are slightly darker with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. Love these two-step stamping sets for how simply you get beautiful results. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set, Wishes Awash.
Here’s the sketch so you can see how far I veered off from the intended simplicity:
Okay, another try. . . only two items to cut out, a pre-cut textured card, fewer layers. This is as close as I’m going to get to clean and simple today. I made the wavy border with a Fiskars punch, the SU! Autumn Leaf Prints (retired) were stamped in Really Rust and Close to Cocoa. I used an SU! sentiment, Heard from the Heart. The small leaves stamped on the sentiment panel are another retired SU! set, Petite Patterns. I stamped off Creamy Caramel once to get a lighter shade.
I was fortunate enough to win a paper pad blog candy from Linda recently, and she surprised me by including an extra paper pad and a few embellishments. In the Crate Paper Pretty Party pad I found these papers more than suitable for a fall card. The button is one of the embellishments Linda sent. Thank you, Linda!
I think I covered all the details. Oh, I should mention the cardstock I used for stamping on is Flourishes’ Classic Ivory, and the pre-cut textured card (card #2) is something I purchased ages ago from Hero Arts. Card #1 measures 6 3/4” x 3 3/4”. Card #2 measures 6” x 4 1/4”.
I’ll see you again soon with more of the many cards I have on my to do list. Take care, and have a great day!