Thursday, June 27, 2013

Clean and Simple

Happy midweek to ya!  Nothing strikes fear into me more than CAS (clean and simple) cards.  I love playing with paper - I feel safe with that.  Stamping directly onto a card?  Scary!
I used a technique from the Clean and Simple card class for this card:
I white embossed the flowers onto black and then colored over them with Inktense pencils.  I've tried this technique with other watercolor pencils and couldn't get the color to stand out, but those Inktense pencils work so much better for me. 
This card is based on this week's Unscripted Sketch #216:
I used the same Hero Arts stamp to make a card for the OWH midweek throwdown CAS challenge:
I used an Impression Obsession woodgrain stamp for the background (stamped directly on the card - yikes!) and white embossed the stamp.  I used Crushed Olive and Wild Honey Distress Inks over the flowers.  The Happy Birthday is from the Hero Arts Big Hugs stamp set.
I wanted to add twine or brads or something else, but stopped myself. 
This was a good challenge today!
Thanks for looking.


  1. I think both of your cards are beautiful. I am going to have to try the white embossing technique and the inktense pencils. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Fabulous card. I haven't tried any wet embossing , strikes fear for me! Both cards are just perfect, classy looking!

  3. Both cards are gorgeous! The Inktense pencils are really striking and I always love the white embossing with distressing. I need to try that (the white embossing) and also put some Inktense pencils on my Christmas list!

  4. Wowza ... love that technique ... awesome card ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  5. This is really beautiful! Hugs, Karen