Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PWC331 - Clean and Simple

Happy Fall Y'all and welcome to the newest Paper Pretties Challenge.   The theme for PWC331 is Clean and Simple.   

It seems that most stampers start out making CAS simple cards and if they have the time and money to grow their stash they start to make more complicated cards using lots of layers and embellishments.  Well, at least that's what happened to me and after awhile it started to become difficult to make a CAS card but I've been trying to work at doing things a bit differently than I usually do them, like use colors that I don't usually use, or try a new technique, make more masculine cards.  Just shake things up a little and making CAS cards is one of the things I've been trying to do more often.

For those of you who don't know what a Clean and Simple card is, it's a card that is all about the design, not about embellishments and they should have lots of "white" (in this case white means empty and can be any color) space, basically what the name implies.

For my card I used the "Fall Cooper" stamp set.  To go with the Clean and Simple theme I decided to just put a hint of color in a few spots.  After I finished I thought this might have looked even better if I had only colored his cheeks instead of his entire face, well, that's a project for another day.  If you're not very good at coloring you can add some interest to your stamped image by just touching a bit of marker color or pencil in a few key spots.  It's so much better than just a plain stamp and very easy to do.  Just a pick color that's in your patterned papers that co-ordinates with your card stock.  Or be daring and pick a color that contrasts with your paper.  Whatever you do, just have fun and when you're finished link it up with the Paper Pretties challenge blog for a chance to win 5 digi images.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties - Fall Cooper - Clear
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Neenah Classic Crest Brilliant White card stock; Bazzill Sunbeam, Apricot and Pinecone card stock
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success leaves punch; Stampin' Up corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC331 - Clean and Simple
Crafting Musketeers     #18 - Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Never entered my mind to color just a bit of my images! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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