Sunday, June 17, 2012

Clean And Simple Thank You

Hi everyone! Today's card is another try at "Clean and Simple"....I used to be totally frightened at the thought of so much empty space and I would fill up every square inch.....and then some!!! Thanks to Splitcoast and Blogland, I have found so much inspiration from studying other stampers' work....I am grateful to all of the CAS artists out there who have helped me to de-clutter!!

Once I had a plan for my card, I knew that I wanted to sponge around the stamped image, so I created two different masks (below) out of scratch paper. One I cut around the outside, just inside the stamped line (this helps your sponging to come right to the edge of the stamped image with no white spaces); The second image I cut out the insides of the basket handles with my craft knife, so that I could cleanly sponge the blue in there too without ruining the coloring of the handles. **Tip: since the basket handles are very thin, before cutting them out, I placed some scotch tape on the backside of the paper to strengthen it, so that the thin strips of paper would not tear while I was sponging over them. Clear as mud?!

I will be submitting to the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread designs Shining The Light Challenge: Summertime;
Splitcoast's Featured Stamper this week is Emily Keaton......yay, Emily!!  Her gallery has so many different styles.....there were several CAS cards I sketched out which I will definitely be case-ing, but I finally decided on this beautiful card.....I love the simple design, plus she uses scoring a lot, which I thought was very cool, so I used my little friend, the Scor-buddy, to help with that...oops, I forgot to round the top corner!
Crafty Pad: Food Challenge;
Stampin Sisters In Christ: Reflection of yourself.....I love summer and picnics, I love to eat, and as far as card-making goes, I love tedious work such as using my craft knife and using masking;
Raise The Bar: Hello Summer.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Thank You';
Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Confetti White';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up markers: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Lucky Limeade, Really Rust, and a Bashful Blue Ink Pad for sponging;
Accessories: Scor-buddy scoring tool, scratch paper for masking, craft knife, and sponge dauber;
Size: A2.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!!


Sandee Shanabrough said...

Perfectly and beautifully done Angella!!!

kathi17 said...

Very pretty Angie. Your coloring is beautiful, and I like the scored lines.

The shading is also beautiful, and I am really impressed with all the cutting you had to do.

You did a great job with CAS!

Dawn said...

This is wonderful! I love CAS! Thanks for Playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Food Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Natalie said...

Hi Angie!
So glad you've overcome your fear of empty spaces, less is beautiful too ;-) This is delightful and reflects perfectly a summer theme! You rock, gf!!

Kelley said...

Beautiful! And a great tip!!

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, perfect coloring and the scoring is a great touch!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Angela - CAS ticks all my boxes! Love the image and thanks for your tips on masking to get the sponging behind your images. Glad you could join us at The Crafty Pad this week for our "Food" challenge. Helen x (DT)

gardener said...

Very well done. Love the contrast between the basket and the rest of the clean white card.The scoring was just the right touch.

trisha too said...

So cute! You should go enter it in the Unruly Paper Arts "spring thing" challenge, too--picnics always make me think of spring!!


Greta said...

Looks like you're a natural at CAS--amazing card!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This is stunning and a perfect C & S! Thank you so much for sharing how you did the sponging, I am going to have to try this! And a big thank you for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad :))

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Another amazing CAS card Angie!! Love the added blue sky, the scoring and of course the perfect coloring. Thanks for supporting the ODBDSLC again this week!! I so appreciate your efforts and support. You are amazing GF!!

Dawn said...

a wonderful CAS, Ang!!!

MariLynn said...

Angie, what a great CAS card. I loved reading about how you sponged behind the basket. I think food reflects me too. I love food too. It made me wonder what you had in your basket. Since you threw the apples out on the ground I'm guessing that left room in the basket for lots of high calorie, high sugar, high fat foods. YUM!!!! OF course something chocolate too!! Thanks for sharing your card that reflects you with the Stampin' sisters in Christ Challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of it! Great job! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H