Hello there! It's Tuesday and time for another fun challenge over at
This week, it's all about keeping it simple...Clean and Simple, that is!
Now, CAS cards are a bit of a struggle for me, as a self-proclaimed "layer queen". So, I turned to Clean and Simple Stamping for some inspiration. As soon as I saw the Fall to Layout #156, I immediately got the idea to break out my favorite stamp set....yup, Button Buddies! This stamp set and I have quite the bond, let me tell you.
Although, I did something different with the set this time...look Ma, NO buttons! I just love this cherry image and after inking it up, using Stampin' Write Markers, I gave those little guys a big ol' dollop of Crystal Effects. Yes, there are two layers on this card...but for me that is a CAS breakthrough. Lol! At first the white layer was left plain but it just called out for some texture. (I have to compensate for the lack of layering somehow, don't I?) Bring on the Stripes Embossing Folder! . Finally, I added a little pop of bling-y goodness using Red Glimmer Paper and a trio of colored pearls.
As an added bonus, I do believe I spy a piece of cat hair adorning the card, too. *sigh* Please pay no attention to that...and NO it does NOT qualify as another layer! ;)
Please stop by the Hand Stamped Sentiments site to check out the Clean and Simple creations from the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team, too. We sure hope you will join us this week and play along. Thanks for stopping by! Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
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Stampin' up! Supply List:
Stamps: Button Buddies and Goody Goody Gumdrops (retired set, sentiment)
Paper: Real Red Glimmer paper, Real Red, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic ink
Accessories: Real Red, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers, Crystal Effects, Stripes Embossing Folder, Large oval punch, scallop Oval punch, Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (ret.) and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: colored pearls, circle and scallop circle die cuts