Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Keeping it Simple: This Light is for You!

If you have been following my blog for a while you might have figured out that I use a lot of layers, sew all over the place and enjoy using lots of bling (ohhh glitter – how I love thee).  So how about I switch things up a bit and make something a tad simpler?  Maybe challenge myself once a week to make a card that attempts to be CAS (clean and simple)?  You’ll notice I said “attempt” there.  I don’t know if I can go totally CAS on a consistent basis but I should be able to simplify my normal style. :)  Anyways, here is my first attempt:


Of course… it being a simpler card I decided to make four of them, two of which I have added to my Etsy Store as a set. ;)

The details: I stamped the lamp on white cardstock, colored and cut out.  I stamped the same image on the Kraft base and then adhered the colored pieces into place, using dimensionals on the lamp shade.  I added a strip of designer paper and a strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock that was scalloped along the bottom edge.  To finish I stamped a sentiment and rounded the top corners.


So what do you think? Would you like me to continue sharing my attempts at simpler cards? Would you like to play along?  If so, let me know! ;)

Stamps: Lighten Up (There She Goes Clear Stamps).
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Kraft (SU!), white (PTI).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Accessories: Tiny Twinkles (TE), Scallop Edger Punch (SU!), foam dimensionals, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers).


  1. Dear Danielle; Although I am always overwhelmed at everyone's creativity (Hence...I follow a lot of beautiful blogs!), it is not realistic for me to make cards with all of the fussy-cuts and dozens of pieces. I really appreciate the "simple card" entries, as they are great ideas that ARE realistic for me to complete. So~THANKS and feel free to post more!

  2. Love it, Danielle! I love the simple cards, especially when the design is well-balanced and doesn't just look like an "easy" card! This one is wonderful!


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