Tuesday 17 January 2012

Catching up with Clean & Simple

Due to LIFE getting in the way, I have not been doing my daily "homework" for the Clean & Simple online Card Classes, running this week and last. However I did have some time today and will try and get caught up, going backwards!
So the topic yesterday was creating your own simple embellishments.  Kristina Werner (see her blog HERE) created a simple dimensional flower by punching out six circles from double-sided paper and pinching in the sides, along two edges. When I tried it, my pieces fit together to make a five-petaled, rather than a six-petaled flower, which I preferred. 
The front of the card was stamped with "Intrinsic Backgrounds" from Close to My Heart. Kristina's card was stamped with a back-ground stamp on the left side only, and twine was wrapped vertically (I tried to cut and paste her original card for illustration, but wasn't able to). In my version, the stamp lent itself to stamping on the lower half of the card, instead. I outlined the cut-away with running stitch in Lemondrop twine from The Twinery
Simple yet satisfying. Enjoy your day!


  1. Love what you did with the design. The twine outline around the window is perfect - love your paper choice for the flower :)

    1. Thanks, Pam, for your comments. I think I'll be using that little flower idea for some time to come. Goes together very simply and looks really difficult! Your posting today is so vibrant! Love the red layered flower, and your white background really sets it off. Aren't these classes fun?

  2. This is gorgeous, Caroline! I love the twine around the window. Your folded flower and bamboo shoots complement each other nicely.

  3. This is so pretty! I love the window you created for that beautiful flower. Awesome card. :)

  4. Love that flower too! It really works with the paper you chose. Also love the twine around the window.


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