Clean and Simple card designs tend to not have too many layers or embellishments. Everyone has their own ideas on what it means to them so go for gold and I can't wait to see what you come up with!
The sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Stamplorations and they are offering the winner a $10 gift voucher!! So lucky!
For my card this week I went a bit crazy with 'inlaid die-cutting' and tried out something I had wanted to do since I received some new dies. It was very touch and go there for a bit but so worth all the frustration:
I started off by die-cutting the larger die from the card front and also from a pink paint chip. I then used the next die to cut from a blue paint chip and also from the pink one. After die-cutting I carefully removed the smaller die and rubbed a piece of Glad 'Press n Seal over the whole thing. This keeps all the tiny pieces stuck in one place. I then carried on doing the same with all the other layers using paint chips.
I added a panel of white CS behind the die-cut negative on the card front. This gives all the other dies somewhere to sit. I carefully removed the middle layer of each die-cut flower and inlaid them on in the pink flower, with the Press n Seal still attached to it. That way I had the whole flower inlaid and ready to go and could press it all into the glued die-cut negative on the card. Once it was pressed in firmly I could remove the Press n Seal. Its the most amazing stuff (designed by Jennifer McGuire's husband!) and die-cutting is a breeze with it.
To finish off I stamped the sentiment (from Waffle Flower 'Congrats) in black for contrast and added lots of coloured sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. So happy with how it turned out and will definitely be doing this again with different colour combo's!!
I have three challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday - February (Floral)
Stamplorations - March CAS Card Challenge
NBUS Challenge # 6
You have until next Wednesday to add your projects to the Addicted to Stamps and More! challenge. The rest of the Design Team have some incredible projects on the blog if you need any help with ideas and inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!!