Friday, 12 September 2014

Hey there Friend -- Clean and simple

Sometimes when you make a clean and simple card, it is just like eating a potato chip: you can't just have one.  That's what I frequently find after doing a clean and simple card.  My mindset is still concentrating on how simply I can create a card and yet still make it striking (or fulfil a challenge). This is what happened to me today.

I really like the colour challenge at the Colour Me...! challenge blog.  It is very, very simple.  Two colours and a neutral are what they asked for.


 At the CASology challenge blog they had a cue card that simply said "three".

So those are the two challenges which I decided to enter and for which I decided to design my card.

The colours immediately made me think of the stamp set that I used yesterday:  Sea Street.  Wouldn't those little starfish be the perfect "three"?  And what better colour for them than Hello Honey.  For my background I decided to use a stamp from yet another set:  By the Tide.  I love the simple script of one of the stamps and, stamped in the Coastal Cabana, it provided a perfect "sea" background for my little starfish.  Of course it meant I had to mask the starfish in order to do that, but I'm getting used to fussy-cutting.

I added a spatter of Hello Honey to the left top and right bottom of the card using one of the My Paper Pumpkin stamps that I have and, from the same package, added the sentiment using Coastal Cabana.

My base cardstock is Naturals White followed by Hello Honey and then a layer of Coastal Cabana.  Finally my stamped piece is Whisper White.  It's a clean and simple card.  I'm happy with it.

For more cards using these colours, check out Colour Me...!

For more cards interpreting the cue card, three, check out CASology.


  1. Sweet and simple, LOVE it! Thank you so much for taking the time out to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope you will be back soon!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Hayley. I enjoy your colour challenges.

  2. Great colours for this fun layered stamping project, Heidi! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. Heidi, so cute! I love the three starfish and the three words in your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

    1. Thank you so much Judy. It was a really neat challenge.


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