Monday, October 14, 2013

HOC C&S Sketch #2

The definition of Clean and Simple is as follows from our definitions at House of Cards:

Clean & Simple:  These cards use minimal or NO embellishment.  There should be lots of "white space" present on your card--open space with no stamping or anything else.  One layer cards are usually considered CAS as long as they are not covered in stamping.

However, this week we had a very busy sketch which I thought did not quite go with a Clean and Simple look.  
There was a lot of thought put into this card even though it doesn't look like it because it didn't quite turn out the way I would have wanted it to.  
I created a mask for the centre point and traced it.  Then with the negative portion of the mask I stamped the wording from French Foliage.  along with the leaves and the stamp mark.  Then using the reverse of the negative I placed it over the centre point and stamped the outer water marks.
The leaf was stamped out and sponge coloured, crinkled it up and using twine I created a barbed wire effect with to finish off the card.  

I know that it is kind of pushing the envelop for a Clean and Simple card, but it still does work.  

How would you see this sketch in a Clean and Simple form?  Show us your work and don't forget to post it to our site this week.  The other Great Designers have other options for you to get even more inspired.

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  1. Nancy, this is amazing! GORGEOUS colors and fabulous use of stamping--LOVE the way you did the background!!! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :)

  2. Amazing card! I love the French Foliage set and you really took it to a new level with this card. Have a great day.