Tuesday, 6 May 2014

ASM - CAS ....

...  Hello all!  It's time for our Clean and Simple challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  I really enjoy making CAS cards, although I think I do tend towards a slightly more layered look than the entirely clean and simple card.  The idea is to have a clean, crisp image, minimal embellishments and lots of white space (you should note that "white" space can be coloured).  Here's my take on a clean and simple thanks card:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: StampArt Design Digi - Jem; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold and You, Big Bang Confetti
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
Dies: Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Perfect Plum; Copics; Glitter


Our sponsor this week is StampArt Design and I've used on of Kathryne's fabulous images on my card.  I do like the way you can make the image exactly the size you want.  I've used the colours from The Card Concept - CC#9, I like the monochromatic purples and the style is Clean and Layered.  I printed Gem off twice, used my Spellbinder wonky rectangle dies to cut out one of the images and I coloured and glittered the wings on this image.  On the other image I coloured Jem and her wand with Copics and then fussy cut it out.  I ran one of the copic markers around the edge of the die cut panel to define the image and then adhered the fussy cut Jem.  I stamped a random pattern of stars on the card base and a few on the panel and I finished the front of the card with a bold sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat of light purple card and on the white panel stamped some more stars.

Thanks inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration card with a clean and simple theme - check out the rest of the team's work.  Looking forward to seeing your projects.

I told you that we had Jonathan's 50th birthday party on Saturday; it was a huge success.  So many friends were able to join us and celebrate and Jonathan has lots of lovely birthday cards and presents.  I made Jonathan a fruit cake for his birthday - nothing fancy, just a plain cake with a funny candle.  Here's a photo that our friend Rachel took:

Cake - photo by Rachel Van Rossum Thorp - Deborah's Gems

We had a bit of a theme going for the party - sort of Hawaii 5-0 - hence the leis!!!  It was so nice that Mum was able to be here too.  Today Mum and I did a bit of shopping - not clothes, books!!!  I share my Mum's love of a good book.  Well that's all for now.  See you soon.

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14 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Sweet card - I love the little diamond shapes and how they make everything seem to sparkle! Love the Hawaii 50 theme, too - very clever and looks like fun! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept! (my hubby turned 50 this year, too, but he refused to have a party!)

sandie said...

such a fab card, I love the sparkle and the party looked like it was a lot of fun....was Steve there!! (I watch the new Hawaii 50 and am partial to Steve!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way the stars bring everything to life in your card Deborah. What a lovely, happy photo! Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations - absolutely brilliant theme! Vicky x

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Very pretty Deborah. I love the glittery wings. Lovely colours. I agree, digi's are great for versatility. Glad you're enjoying them. xx Kathryne

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Your card is so darn cute. What a pretty image and your coloring is perfect! The glitter really sets it off (really, can we ever have too much glitter?). :)

The party looked like it was a blast! Feel free to put me on the invite list next time. ;)

Have a great day! Your CC neighbor.

monikaskinner said...

Hi Deborah. Your card is simply magic. Have a lovely day! Hugs Monika xxx

Deepti said...

This is lovely, love the added sparkle and shine :) awesome Hawaiian look Guys!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy birthday to Jonathan! Looks like you had a great time! Such a wonderful card inside and out! Darling image! love the sparkly detail!

Marybeth said...

Hi Deborah , your card is adorable ,love the image and tiny diamonds.
Looks like it was a happy birthday . Happy Birthday to your DH

Hayley Kew said...

She is just so pretty and look at her wings!!! Cute :)

Jane said...

Such a cute irresistable image, love her!

Danielle Vincent said...

So cute - LOVE the sparkly fairy wings :o) Terrific card Deborah.
I like the new Hawaii 5-0 too. Thanks for sharing your photos and glad to hear you are having fun shopping for books with your Mum. Hugs D

Lee-Anne said...

Oh that cute little fairy is adorable, Deborah! Love your coloring! Looks like a fun bd party...love the Hawaii 5-0 theme...cute!

Winnie Walter said...

So very cute!

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