Thursday, November 26, 2009

PPA18: Keep it Simple, Sweetie!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Since it is Thursday, you should head on over to Pals Paper Arts to participate in today's challenge: KISS. KISS stands for "Keep it Simple, Sweetie". The guidelines for this challenge are:
  • Clean with lots of 'white' space
  • Simple Designs
  • Minimum time to create
  • Limited layers and embellishments

My card is definitely clean and simple. But hopefully there is a WOW factor in there, too.

Some tips:
  • To create the wreath, I ran Old Olive through my Big Shot using the Little Leaves Sizzlit several times. I snipped off one set of leaves from each die cut.
  • The berries were created using the dots from the Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit set. These were attached using mini glue dots and were coated with Dazzling Diamonds glitter with the help of a 2-way glue pen.
  • 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon was tied in a bow and added with a glue dot.
  • The sentiment, from Berry Christmas, was inked in Black StazOn, stamped onto a window sheet, and popped out using the Modern Label punch. I secured it with more glue dots on either side of the label. This piece is not flush with the card- it is slightly curved.
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Recipe: Stamps: Berry Christmas (116509) Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406) Paper: Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730) Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits (114509), Mini Glue Dots (103683), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), 2-way glue pen (100425), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Modern Label Punch (116630), Window Sheet (114323)


Roxie said...

WOW! Absolutely love this card! Beautiful!!!Why didn't I think of that?! Great work Carrie :)

CraftyFoody said...

Simple, but beautiful. Great job on the challenge and Happy Thanksgiving.

Ann Schach said...

Very creative, Carrie! This is such a neat idea! Super card, as always!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your wreath. Your card is so beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving Carrie. Hugs,

Melissa said...

Wow! I adore the way you used the leaves!! I have never thought of that - but it is now perm. in my head! I sooo love that!

....Linda.... said...

Great wreath - this is definitely on my try it list! Happy Thanksgiving!

Patti MacLeith said...

SO cute. I smell a CASE coming up! Happy Thanksgiving!

Martha said...

Adorable card. I love the glitter on the berries. Great job!

Margaret Moody said...

Oh my goodness, Carrie! I LOVE this! It is so simple but so beautiful! Excellent job with the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

Karin said...

I love this card!! Great idea!

Mary Fish said...

Clever, pretty and classy. Love how you used the stem for your wreath! Hugs, M

Kim said...

LOVE this Carrie. Fantastically simple and stunning!!