Monday, August 12, 2013

HOC C&S Sketch Challenge #1

This month over at House of Cards we have a sketch challenge for you.  The same sketch will be used for all four styles of cards.  Last week we had the Fun & Cute cards and this week we are on to the Clean & Simple cards.
As with any Clean & Simple card there should be very little on the card and they should have a lot of white space on the card.  It does not mean that you have to be a single layer and this week I have chosen to use a raised centre point on the card. 
Starting with my Music Notes wheel from Stampin Up I used Concord Crush to lay the notes across the card front.  Then with my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Labels Five dies I die cut a border, along with a single piece of white CS for the sentiment.  This section was raised up using dimensionals.
I ended up with a slight boo boo when I inked the sentiment and needed to hide it so instead of placing the accents at the side of the centre point I went with the diagonal corners.  Boo boo all gone!  The bling was actually tear drops and I just used two together to form a heart.  Then I finished off the card by rounding each of the corners.

This card could be used for a variety of occasions, wedding, anniversary or just for that special someone in your life.

Now it's your turn.  Show us your Clean & Simple style using the sketch.  Don't forget to post your card on the House of Cards sight for all of us to admire.  Need more inspiration?  See what the other great Designers have in store for you.

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  1. Such a gorgeous card Nancy, perfectly CAS! I love the rounded corners and how you made the teardrop gems into hearts! That sentiment is wonderful and so beautifully highlighted with the popped up fancy label! Ruth x

  2. Genius use of teardrop rhinestones, Nancy!!! This is SO elegant--love the quote, too! Beautiful! HUGS and have a great week! :)

  3. Fabulous take of the sketch -- your bg is perfect with the sentiment

  4. This is very CAS, I love it. The music theme is perfect, will have to file this idea away for future use.

  5. This is such an elegant card :) love it

  6. The musical strip is an inspired take on the sketch - fabulous card!

  7. very classy and elegant! I love your card!

  8. Nice card, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  9. This is SO classy and elegant, and I love the musical notes stamp you've used for the border - it's decorative and goes so well with your choice of sentiment!