Sunday, August 28, 2016

Clean and Simple Sunday #29-2016

Since this is a 5th week for us, we will be having a variety of designers during this week.
We start every Sunday with a Clean & Simple challenge.  Today the request was to do something with a graphic design - no flowers or frills.

Gracie sent this card - 
Today's challenge was a graphic design without flowers or frills.  I started out with black cs base and cut off the front corner of the base.  I put a white panel on the inside so it would show through and stamped my sentiment  with  Memento  Luxe  Tuxedo  Black ink and embossed with clear embossing  powder .  The sentiment is from the Sizzle Birds and Phrases set.  I added a gold triangle and gold strip then added a bit of ribbon.  A few black enamel dots and done! ~ Gracie.

Colleen used her message in a graphic way with this card -

 I decided to create a simple blue and black card with an Ampersand die and stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs.  I die cut the Ampersand on black paper and centered the positive piece on the blue cardstock from Gina K. Designs.  Then I added the "hugs" and "kisses" sentiment on either side of the Ampersand.  I love the variation in size between the huge Ampersand and the itty bitty sentiments! They compliment each other.  I embossed the black card base with a design from We R Memorykeepers to add subtle depth to the background and then adhered the blue piece to it.  I finished the card with Spectrum sparkle glitter on the Ampersand and the black background for some shimmer and shine

I made this quick card -
This card was made for my great-niece who started kindergarten and recently started wearing glasses. All the stamps are a set from Fawn Lawn called Clear to See.  Using something like a Misti makes it easier to line the glasses up each time you stamp them. I stamped them on white card stock and mounted that on black cardstock placed on a white card base.  A quick and easy card to do. - Denise

A graphic design can be a great way to make a statement, so try it.


  1. Wow, you're starting the week off with a bang ladies. Each of these cards is so eye-catching. Who say simple can't have a wow factor?

  2. Gracie, I love the yellow and black together. Colleen, I love how you rounded the two opposite edges of the front, it is very striking and emphasizes the ampersand.