Monday, July 26, 2010

Papertrey Pals and Clean and Simple Challenge

Today I covered two challenges with one card, Papertrey Pals (see the details here:)
and Clean and Simple Stamping (See their details here:)
Papertrey Pals Challenge #13 was to create a card using a stamp you have never, ever used before and Clean and Simple Stamping is celebrating their 100th sketch. Whoo Hoo! So, first I dug through my PTI stamps and found the Fruitful set. I just got this in a trade with Lorin (PTI name). I envisioned using it with my jar set, but it is really scaled too large for that. I do love those pretty, colorful fruit images and just had not yet figured out how to work them into a card. I also used two sentiments that I had never inked up yet. The sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping was very easy to picture as a card. Not so eash for me to execute though. Turns out stamping Pure Poppy on white cardstock evenly and without any smudges is not something I am very good at. For a Clean and Simple card, I ended up using up 3 pieces of white cardstock and it is still not "perfect". I used the strawberry images as the scallop in the picture and the Thank You sentiment as the ribbon. After I messed up so many times, I was really worried about running it through my cuttlebug with the linen impression plate. Thank goodness it worked and nothing smeared. I feel good that I finally used my fruitful set, but think it will be a long time before I use it again stamped so many times on one piece of cardstock. Too much opportunity to make a mess.
Paper: PTI White
Stamps: Fruitful, Fillable Frame #6, Signature Greetings
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, True Black
Accessories: Backside of the Linen impression plate


Diane Jaquay said...

This is so cute Cathy!! I love how you used the strawberries across the bottom for the scalloped border, so clever!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! Love the strawberries lined up at the bottom of it. I know exactly what you mean about messing up when trying to make a CAS card!!!

IamDerby said...

Really cute! Love your strawberries.

Marge said...

This is just ADORABLE, Cathy!!!

Cindy Sinars said...

Cute card Cathy! Love those strawberries.

Natasha said...

Beautifully done! Love the line up of strawberries!

Anonymous said...

i like your clear and simple cards they are awesome.

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