Saturday, March 7, 2009

Clean and Simple Squared

Here's a post with not one, but TWO, clean and simple cards. I know! I am also excited. Hee hee.

Card for CAS03: For this Clean and Simple challenge, we were asked to use this sketch. I was thinking how spring-like the weather was today, and how, soon, we would spot some growth. So, that's how I decided to handle this sketch. This card is for my friend Marilyn. She battles brain cancer, and is a living, breathing testament to this verse. It's also one of my all-time favorite verses. The context from the Bible is when the angel Garbiel visited Mary to announce that she would be the mother of Jesus. He explains to Mary that her cousin, Elizabeth, is pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth was thought to be sterile. In so many ways, on so many levels, this verse has rung true. It is a verse of hope for me, even in the midst of despair.
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cardstock: SU! Kraft, white
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Almost Amethyst
Stamps: Stampabilities Luke 1:37 and SU! Season of Friendship
Other: Dimensionals; Scor-Pal

Card for CAS04: OK, now this one cracks me up. It's so much fun to make yourself laugh. Well, for me it is. :) This challenge asked us to use dots. As with all Clean and Simple challenges, we were also asked to keep the design and layers minimal. I decided to use scraps that I had lying around for this one, so I am not 100% sure of the specs for the papers I used. Isn't the sentiment hysterical? Again, as long as I am amused, I guess all is well.
It looks like I cut the patterned paper, when in truth, I used the scrap from today's previous card as a frame for the patterned paper.
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cardstock: SU! Basic Gray, Bashful Blue (textured)
Ink: SU! Basic Gray
Stamps: SU! Smarty Pants
Brads: Basic Grey glazed
Die: Sizzix Top Notch


Ann said...

Love the pop of color on the first one, and the sentiment on the other is hilarious! Love them both!

Anonymous said...

You have done such a creative work its looking so beautiful i really like it...
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