Sunday, September 4, 2011

Clean and Simple: Butterflies

Butterflies, Clean and Simple (CAS) and Kindness Matters… very  quick and easy, 5 minute card using just a few supplies.  I hope you like today’s CAS card share!CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, card Two colors of card stock… crumb cake, and very vanilla, along with new Holiday Mini Catalog featured product, Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, what’s not to love?CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, cardInitially, I tried stamping the butterflies from the Kindness Matters Stamp Set in Early Espresso Classic Ink… they just didn’t stand out enough, so I switched to Basic Black Classic Ink.CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, cardLining up the little doilies beneath the butterflies was a bit tricky… I wanted to make sure they were perfectly perpendicular to the vertical lines of the card.P1060252Problem solved… I trimmed the little doily image from the Kindness Matters stamp set to the very top edge.CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, cardAnd then mounted to a clear mount acrylic block with grid attached… wow!  This is easier than using a stamp-ma-jig don’t you think?CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, cardAligning a Post-It-Note even with one edge of the card stock (left side) created a straight horizontal line, which was then used to ensure a perfectly stamped horizontal line of doilies just beneath the butterflies using Soft Suede Classic Ink.P1060265As a finishing touch, “Kindness Matters” was stamped in Early Espresso Classic Ink Just below the horizontally aligned doilies.CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, card“Thanks”… from the same stamp set “Kindness Matters” was then stamped and punched with the new 1” square punch, a Holiday Mini New Product item.

The punched sentiment was then backed with a  postage stamp punch in Crumb Cake Card Stock and popped onto the clean and simple card base with a Stampin’ Dimensional.CAS, Clean and Simple, Kindness Matters, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Post It Notes, Quilted Ribbon, postage stamp, punch, layers, holiday mini, catalog, order online, stamping, classic ink,clean and easy, 5_minute, cardEarly  Espresso Satin Quilted ribbon, and a simple bow finish off the CAS card.   A simple bow was attached with three Mini Glue dots… three to ensure no movement or migration of the bow during mailing!!

LOL… almost forgot that I used my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to emboss Perfect Polka-Dots along the lower portion of today’s card share!!  It’s amazing what just a little texture can add to an otherwise flat/plain card!!

The supplies for today’s card were quite simple…most of which were already listed in today’s text.  If you need a more detailed list, please contact me I’d be happy to let you know the exact supplies and/or dimensions!

See you tomorrow with new holiday cards Winking smile I hope you will like them as much as I do!

Hugs,

Sharon

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3 comments:

Charlotte said...

Clean and simple - yet beautiful. Love these butterflies!

Penny Hanuszak said...

This is a stunning card. Thanks for sharing. I really like the clean lines.

Vicky W said...

Perfect Sharon, just perfect!