Saturday, August 20, 2011

C.A.S card for OWH's skip!

What is a skip?  A skip is a small little blog hop full of BIG inspiration.

What is a C.A.S? Clean and Simple

What is OWH??  What u are gonna ask me that?  to learn more about OWH go HERE!

  When I was asked by the OWH team, to add a CAS card for the skip, I knew I wanted to do a pretty background.  I along with many stampers tend to add layers, and embellishments, and forget to just let it alone, to be simple and we'll to know when to stop.  For this card, I used a new STAMPIN UP! set.  I loved this set the minute I saw it.  I really stamped in some yummy summer colors, added pearls to the centers and that was it, mounted it on a co-ordinating color and done.

 Remember stampers, it's okay to have one layer, it's okay NOT to add a sentiment, sticker, flower etc..etc..  Just go back to the roots of stamping.   Paper & Ink!

Thank you to Barbara at OWH for thinking of me for this skip.

Please if you have not check out OWH and there effort do so NOW you will not regret it!

(((SORRY I DID NOT KNOW I WAS TO LINK TO ANYONE, I THOUGHT FOR THE SKIP WE WERE NOT DOING THAT  NEXT IS THE LOVELY http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/)))))

66 comments:

Cindy's Card Co said...

Your card is beautiful. This would be a very difficult card for me to make since I always have to do coloring for a card!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

gorgeous - that is a beautiful set and I love the colors of ink you used.

thanks for skipping

Barb Housner

Nancy M said...

Gorgeous! This card is very elegant, and yet simple. (thus the definition, huh? smile) Nice job and thanks for skipping!
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Susan said...

this is a very pretty card

One Scrappy Gal said...

Lovely card! I love the little pearls you have in the design. That's a pretty stamp!

KarenS said...

Very pretty card. Your layout of stamped images is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

AllisonG said...

What a beautiful card! I'm guessing those are the new doily stamps from SU? What a great way to use them to make them really stand out.

Super Coupon Diva said...

LOVE the colors. I have to get my hands on those stamps! : )

Carol said...

Great card for CAS. and I agree, every card does nit need a sentiment. Let the person sending it decide what to say in it.

Lisa Oliver said...

Hi Dawn! So glad to see you again and hope you'll be able to blog more when school starts :)

Your card is beautiful - I love everything about it. I like your description of "clean and simple" as well because it is so true that sometimes less IS more.

Thanks for taking the time to join us on the skip and sharing some inspiration with us!

Sandy said...

I love this Dawn! Stamping a background is a great idea!! Lovely :) And your bloggy design matches, how cool is that - did you plan it? LOL!

Jen said...

Lovely colors!

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Paula S. said...

Very nice example of A CAS card Dawn. I need to work on doing more cards without sentiments. It's a sticking point for me and yet every time I see someone else do it i think it looks great. I love the little pearl bling too. Such a nice finishing touch!

Brenda said...

Love those medallion stamps to create a background!

laurie crop said...

beautiful and feminine!!

Janeen said...

those pearls are a great addition to the elegant doily patterns.

Tami B. said...

Very pretty, and the pearls add such a nice touch.

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the pearl embellishments and the touch of color around the edge. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

Nice choice of colors and placement of the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

What a simply elegant card!! That is a great set!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the colors and the pearls.

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Nice colors & design.

Adele said...

Great use of those mandalas. Such simple elegance!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card! I love it all, the colors, the stamps and the little pearl details! Totally makes me want to dig through my stamps and give it a try! Thank you for sharing!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I love the stamps too..they look like real lace. Thanks for sharing.

Dolores A. said...

Adorable card!

Patricia H said...

I really like the colors you used, and the pearls polish off the look wonderfully.

But hey... how about a link to the next blog on the skip? ;)

SuzAnn said...

Those stamps are awesome and you rocked them with those yummy colors. You deserve a gold star for braving this challenge!

Anita said...

Great reminders! Stunning card!

Sandy said...

Very nice and not over done with stamping!

Lee Mae said...

I love all of the circle shapes on this card. The little pearl centers are just perfect to set off the doily shapes. I am inspired to use a stamp set I have of circular shapes. Also, want to add, that I love the stamping off the page technique. :)

Shirley said...

Great card. Backgrounds can be perfect for simple cards.

Velda said...

Love the doilies! They remind me of the tatted doilies I used to make.

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

A skip is the perfect size hop! Love the doilies.

Julie said...

Love those touches of bling, Dawn!

Cora said...

So nice! You did something I have never done, never even thought about doing. Guess I need to try stamping and leave it alone

Dawn said...

Love love love it! I think I am going to have to get the stamp set!
The pearls add such an elegant touch!

Hushgirl said...

Love the lacy stamps!

Hushgirl said...

There doesn't seem to be a link to the next blog in the skip...

Kathy said...

I had to enlarge the photo to see see if you had used a real tatted doily on the card. Beautiful!

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

Very pretty card. I like the design and colors of the card.

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful card!! Love those stamps and how you stamped "off the page". Gorgeous colors, too. Wonderful.

Robin said...

Love the old worldie (is that a word?) feel of the stamps - it even looks like there is some distressing on the bottom layer. Very classy!

Yolanda said...

Love the pearl accents!

Marianne said...

Great card. I love all the different doilies.
Marianne

gbinion said...

anything with pearls is beautiful to me :)

Courtney K said...

what a beautiful stamped card!

Jennifer said...

Great card!!! Love that less is more :)

Linda said...

Uber CAS! TFS!!!

Rufus said...

Very pretty! Fun looking stamp set.
R/

Patti B said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing.

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Shirley said...

This is beautiful. Love those gorgeous stamps that look like tatted lace.

Susan said...

SO pretty! great colors :)
Susan

Anonymous said...

you are right, nothing like the basics, it's hard sometimes not to get carried away. great simple card!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Horsebroad said...

I agree...one layer is just fine..and still beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Simple and elegant with the doily designs and beautiful colors.

LaLa said...

The colors are beautiful!

~Lauren
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Linda Grady said...

I want to make a 1 layer CAS card using diff. sized flowers -similar to this idea. Really like it!

granny cindy said...

How nice is this! A very pretty stamp set and various inks. Add some 'pearls' and a lovely CAS card results.

MizDenise said...

love the stamps, reminds me of the spirograph doodle drawing toy my younger brother had, we spent hours drawing those geometric designs. Great card!

TR said...

Very lovely. Those stamps made for a wonderful card.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very pretty clean and simple card. Love the colors used. TFS

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Marsha said...

Lovely. Great with the pearls.

Michaelwfkq said...

Very pretty card. Your layout of stamped images is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!