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April 1, 2009

Two cards in one day!!!


That's right - believe your eyes!!  This is the 2nd post from me today with a card in it.  I don't think I'll get to post again until Saturday for the Card Patterns sketch reveal, so have a great weekend if I don't e-ya before then!!!

Details on the card....I took a Heidi Swapp ghost flower and laid it over some Raspberry Tart DSP and trimmed a flower out with my hobby blade.  I attached a Whisper White Designer Button with a Clear Rhinestone Brad through the middle (something I started doing recently and I really like the effect - see my first card where I did this HERE) on top of the Ghost Flower and Raspberry Tart flower and presto!  This was a simple card to make - some quick dry embossing and paper piercing (I CAN'T leave that off of a card!!!) and I was done.  Hardly any stamping - just the sentiment.  These new Clean and Simple (CAS) challenges over at SCS are right up my alley.  I'm sure many of you have noticed that that's definitely my style of stamping.  Anyway, go HERE to see the current list of CAS challenges over at SCS.  HERE is CAS08, the one that I followed for making this card.  It was a sketch challenge.

Take care!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Short & Sweet
Paper:  Whisper White CS, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink:  Black StazOn
Accessories:  Heidi Swapp Ghost Flower, hobby blade and cutting mat, Whisper White Designer Button (from the Latte assortment), Clear Rhinestone Brad, Stampin' Dimensional, Dots Classy Brass embossing template, embossing stylus, window (instead of a light table for the embossing - I was too lazy to go grab mine :P LOL)


  1. I *LOVE* this card!!!!!! So simple, and yet so pretty!

  2. Oh this is so pretty!! Love the CAS look.

  3. very pretty! love the simplicity and the embossed line!

  4. This is lovely! I really do need to simplify. My motto is to keep adding embellishments until the card stock bends LOL!

  5. Marie, I really like this clean look... it's a gorgeous card! Beautiful papers, great embossing and piercing!
    Well done!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. Very pretty card! Love the colors and the clean, simple design!

  7. wow! Marie. I really love this. your choice of papers are so pretty and love your button rhinestone combo (I'm all about the layered flower/button look!).

  8. This is beautiful!!! I am LOVING the CAS challenges too. I haven't done any yet...LOL....but I like following along. This is definitely my kind of stamping!!!


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Marie :)