Thursday, February 18, 2016


Our February challenge in my stamping group had us use a stencil on a clean and simple card.  I usually like the pile more on kind of cards myself, LOL!  It is usually all I can do to slow down and stop adding things, so hopefully this is clean and simple enough.

A friend from church was given a whole box full of color samples her brother had from his job, they were throwing them away so he gave them to her thinking her daughters may be able to use them in crafting but she said they weren't really using them and she thought maybe I could use them on my cards. So I thought I would make her a thank you card for thinking of me using one of the color samples, and my stenciled background.

Tim Holtz -- Dot Fade Stencil-- used Distress ink in Scattered straw
Martha Stewart -- border punch
Heidi Grace -- Winnefred St. Stamp set for the flowers
Stickles -- baby blue and yellow for flower centers
David Tutera -- Celebrate sentiments

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Connie! This is fab~ Love this clean look! (I'm of the same habit as you described; always wanting to 'add':)
The stenciling really works well here! and the 'splatters' are so cool. Great visual texture and style~
Have a blessed week-end friend! ~Karen O

Debbie said...

this is beautiful, clean and simple!! but i'm like you, sometimes more is "more" and i like that look as well!!!

Christine said...

There's enough detail to make this a very pretty card without being OTT! Lovely colours!

Daniela said...

This is truly a charming card, my dearest Connie, every card of yours is a success !
Thank you, my sweetest friend,
enjoy the remainder of your week,
sending so much love to you

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Love this card for your friend to say thank you for sharing the color samples. She will love it. You designed a gorgeous simple yet elegant clean line card. Even with less it looks very detailed and so pretty!! Great colors. You take on every challenge beautifully! Have a great weekend ahead. xo

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Pretty card Connie! I just used a stencil myself tonight!

Nancy Chan said...

It is a simple, yet a very pretty card for your friend.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Simple yet stunning!!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, there you go... the best way to say "thank you"! I really like those flowers. Funny how CAS cards are so difficult, but it's the same for me. Love them, though.