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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Clean & Simple Sugar Nellie on a Desert Island

front of card

inside of card

The fourth challenge at the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers forum is to produce a Clean & Simple card. I had absolutely no idea what that entailed but Zoe had said:
"I want minimal embellishments and layers please. Something simple and pretty!!!!"

I tried not adding any ribbon but decided that the contrast in texture it provided was essential as was the subtle pearlised silver effect of the Black Moondust cardstock layer. Dimension was achieved by heat embossing the stamped image onto the focal panel & mounting that using 1mm foam pads.

As I was typing this I realised that the card I created is really representative of what I would require to make cards on a Desert Island: a selection of plain & Moondust cardstock; a selection of gingham ribbon; Sugar Nellie's Little Artist stamp (I can colour it with Distress inks or leave it plain & it is suitable for men or women, old & young); Distress Inks (the original set of 12 of which the two I used are representative); the Cuttlebug & one set of Nestabilities; & the black embossing Powder with heat gun & VersaMark stamp pad. With that little lot plus double-sided tape, scissors, ruler & knife I would manage very well indeed.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Little Artist.
Inks etc... VersaMark Stamp Pad, Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder, Distress Inks (Dried Marigold, Black Soot) for edging cardstock.
Cardstock Black Moondust, cream & orange from "stash".
Punches/Dies Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles.
Ribbon from "stash".
Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 4 - Clean & Simple
Colour Create #43 - Burnt Orange, Black & Cream
Crafty Cardmakers #19 - Desert Island (see above explanation)
One Stop Craft Challenge #77 - Metallic Colours or Materials (the pearlised silver effect of the Black Moondust cardstock) 
Paperplay Challenges Wk 16 - No Patterned Paper


WaldfrauAlexa said...

very nice


stampingheaven said...

This is fab Paula, he really is cute isn't he. Hope you are having a fab weekend. Hugs Ali x

Linda said...

WOW Paula!! This card is fab! very clean & simple. well done and good luck. A very possible

Karen said...

I love the colour combination here Paula! It's really lovely!! Good luck!!

Donalda said...

Paula this is just gorgeous!!! So very clever dear. You done perfect and I know Karen is going to love it. Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog dear. It is people like you that make me keep on going lol Hugs dear

jojo79 said...

Great card - you managed to fit the brief of CAS. Love the colours


Wishcraft said...

Sweet card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

sugarnellie said...

He's so sweet, a lovely card. Thanks for joining in and being part of the SCS forum.

Deirdre said...

Beautiful, great image. Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Sharon said...

Fab card Paula. The image is gorgeous and it looks so striking agaist the black background. Fantastic use of the challenge colours.
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
Sharon xx

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Paula - I think the image is perfect as it is - much more effective against the orange/black background.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Shelley said...

This is so sweet, and I love the simplicity. Thanks for joinging us this week at oscc and hope you join in again.
Hugs Shelley xx

xxxtglxxx said...

thats a lovely card :) No way could I have done a 'clean and simple' challenge! lol.
Thanks for visiting my blog - i was very moved by your comments, and what a fabulous gift your mum has given you - a hobby! :) xx
take care, Alison