Friday, November 11, 2011


I made this card for Clean and Simple's sketch challenge #166 card and the sketch:
I KNOW that my card doesn't seem clean and simple, but I have to say, this sketch was a bit involved...compared to many of the Clean and Simple challenges...and it really IS a simple card...just lots of patterns.  OR, maybe it just looks a bit involved to ME...LOL!
It is funny, though, how some cards come to this was a real evolution.  The sketch really shows a tag kind of piece in the center, but I took liberty and used the set from Papertrey Ink(Mat Stack 3 Collection) for the middle element with a bow on top.  The winter berries(going for mistletoe with the upside down thing going on) started off with Jesus, Mary and Joseph...but just didn't look right, no matter how many colors I tried(and I tried A LOT)...and then I thought of the Round and Round set with these berries and leaves, and thought....PERFECT with the bow from the sketch on top if I put the stem's end on the top!!!!  I used a Hero Arts background stamp(Large Fabric Design)  for the red and green stamped pieces....the riding hood red stamped in Versamark the Olive stamped with more Olive(made it darker than with just versamark...I tried it both ways:)!!).  The sentiment is also Hero Arts(Holiday Sayings)...dotted with red rhinestones like the berries.  Added ribbon and popped up white panel on red.
Card making is such fun!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Beautiful! I can't believe how much you experimented before getting to the final card! It was all worth it, your card is superb. :-)

  2. Gorgeous colours+Gorgeous stamps=Gorgeous card!

  3. Another amazing masterpiece Lisa...if they chose winners at Clean & Simple you'd win every week :)
    It's still got the clean lines despite the patterns!
    Jenny x

  4. Very beautiful. Gorgeous colors and patterns. Ann Y.

  5. This is so rich and elegat! Just beautiful!


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