Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Clean and Simple

This could be a long post, its Anything Goes over on Simon Says Stamps Challenge and the DT is showcasing Unity Stamps. The set I brought was Insightful Meadows and seeing Clean and Simple cards are in vogue at the moment I thought I would give this is a try. First I made a drawer and you can just see the front panel of the drawer, this is repeated all the way round. I used the Distress Inkpads, Tumbled Glass and Broken China. I did wonder if I left too much white.
I then make some Clean and Simple Cards to go inside the drawer. I made a chart of all the Distress Inkpads I had and then worked out which would work together. I've used Nestablilities for some cards.


Here our some close ups of the cards I made. Its amazing how just three brads make all the difference.
I used a score board to make the the embossed stripes, another simple way to finish off a card.
I was running out of ideas so just a touch of ribbon to finish.
This time I use some black pearls and found these words in a Penny Black Transparent set.
This was a huge stamp but I was trying to use all the same size card so another with ribbon to finish.

Now looking at the last two they seem quite busy and the last one I need to move the pearls. To make the cards I use two different techniques. First one is to stamp and embossing with white embossing powder then blend the ink round them. The second I've use a circle as a mask and then blended the ink round and finally stamp the images.
When I had finished I had to lie down in a darken room, this was totally out of my comfort zone.
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80 comments:

  1. oh they are all beautiful and inspirational with so many different ways of using that stamp
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Oh Debby, this is a gorgeous set. What a wonderful idea to use the same stamps and the same size card and make a set. I can see myself making some gift sets like this. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Hugs, Marjolein

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  3. Liebe Debby,

    Deine Karten sind richtige Meisterwerke! Einzigartig!
    Ich bin überwältigt!

    Liebe Grüße
    Uschi

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  4. Wow Debby these are very different for you but so beautiful. I think CAS is actually difficult but you have cracked it here. Love the way you have used these stamps to make all the cards look just that little bit different. A work of art. Marianne x

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  5. Stunning Debby, wonderful set and lovely colours too.... JO xxx

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  6. Ooh very "chic" cards Debby, I love the clean and simple look just wish I could manage it myself. I especially love the 2nd one down after the box where you have scored as well.
    Max x

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  7. Wow Debby no wonder you need to lie down lol. These are absolutely stunning, first class work and so professional looking.

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  8. what a Beautiful project . The drawer is fabulous and the cards so pretty
    Lisa x

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  9. Gorgeous card selection Debby, wonderful gift idea and fab use of the stamps!
    Helen x

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  10. Jaw droppingly beautiful! Jo x

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  11. Debby your cards are stunning, simplely elegant...love the box you made to put them in also..a lovely idea for a gift.

    Anne

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  12. Debby,
    Your project is stunning, gorgeous and just beautiful.
    I love it. The stamps, colours and size of card are perfect.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. All very beautiful cards Debby.xxx

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  14. Wow Debby, what a gorgeous set. They are all beautiful and so effective.

    Liza x

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  15. Wow,wow, wow Debby if these are out of your comfort zone is does not show... they are all fabulous, I love them. The drawer set is beautiful too. Amazing,
    Louby x

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  16. Hi Debby. This is really stunning. Love the little drawer box and the image and colours are beautiful and the sentiment is perfect. The cards are all amazing, loving the CAS style and all the details on each one. Your colouring with the distress inks is gorgeous. Donna

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  17. Stunning Set of cards Debby and so not you! You can turn your hand to anything and an inspiration to us all. Linda x
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog too.

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  18. WOW...hunni these are gorgeous they may of been out of your comfort zone but you certainly cant tell. They are stunning & I love the drawer.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  19. Hi Debby,
    This is a beautiful creation. I love the colours and the fabulous image.
    Hugs Trudy

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  20. Hi Debby,
    What a fantastic project. Beautifully crafted box and a wonderful gallery of classy cards. No your usual style but absolutely gorgeous. I love every one of them.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  21. Who Debby,those are all gorgeous!
    What a talent you are
    Hugs Heidy

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  22. OMG !!! Debby this is just absolutely brilliant !! I love the drawer you made and all the card to pop in there ,,, what a fabulous gift idea !! The stamps and design of everything is gorgeous ,,, :-)

    Thanks for the inspiration ,, I will be CASE'ing this :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  23. wow, these are fantastic debby, the stamps and inks you`ve used are gorgeous. :D

    xx coops xx

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  24. WOW! Debby, these may be out of your comfort zone, but you should leave it more often! They are truly lovely! I love other peoples clean and simple, but can't do it myself no matter how hard I try!!!

    Hugs - Carole xxx

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  25. Oh wow Debby fabulous cards love all the different card designs and the results. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  26. Oh absolutely stunning work hun xxx

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  27. Wooooow!!! Your drawer and all cards are absolutely fantastic Debby!
    I love them all!

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  28. Wow Debby, the're all so gorgeous and chic! I love them all ;)!
    xoxo Anita

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  29. Oh wow! These are gorgeous! So many beautiful effects :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  30. Great little project, what a beautiful gift to give to some one. Love the different card designs and the simplicity of them.
    Lyndsey xx

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  31. What a beautiful set of cards!

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  32. OMG Debby what fabulous cards - I'm trying to master this technique as I just love the look. These are just amazing.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  33. OMG Debby what fabulous cards - I'm trying to master this technique as I just love the look. These are just amazing.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  34. These are beautiful Debby, I like the storage too - a fab project.

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  35. Lovely set of cards and I like the box too. I know what you mean about needing to lie down - way out of my comfort zone too!!

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  36. Oh wow Debby!! This set is so gorgeous!! I really adore that sentiment!! FABULOUS!! TFS! HUGS

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  37. Such a beautiful package! Love the box! Love the cards,they are oh so
    gorgeous!

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  38. I forgot to ask,is there a tutorial for this box? I would love to give it a shot!

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  39. What a wonderful cards Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  40. Oh these are all stunning Debby, fabulous designs!
    Kelly.x

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  41. Hi!these are 'all' truly gorgeous Debby,your stamping is perfect and the soft colours are so lovely.
    hugs Lou.xx

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  42. wow, what a stunning project, everyone of them so beautiful, love the embossing! hugs debx

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  43. Heel stijlvol je kaarten en ze zijn allemaal prachtig

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  44. Wow this is stunning what a lovely gift. All the cards are beautiful and the drawer to put them in. VERY CLEVER!

    Diane xx

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  45. Hello Debby,
    Not 1 or 2, but 7x beautiful cards in one!
    hugs Ula

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  46. Oh Debby I really like your "old" card making style....but I HOPE that we will see more clean & simple cards. LIKE THESE A LOT!!!! Well done.
    Hugs Sinikka

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  47. Stunning work sweetie, big hugs Pops x x x

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  48. Debby, these are gorgeous, all looking so different with 1 set of stamps. So very stylish.
    Avril x

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  49. Debby wow!!!! These are stunning and elegant, you are a talented woman TFS xx

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  50. What a gorgeous cards Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  51. Wow they are all amazing, clean and simple as you say but perfect. Love the drawer you've made

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  52. Debby these are stunning hun, so beautiful
    hugs Mandy xx

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  53. Wowsers Debbie, I love your cards - they're all so beautiful and elegant. What a stunning set, with perfect attention to detail.
    I found you via Simon Says Stamp, and I'm so glad I did ;) Hugs, Ruth S

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  54. Sorry me again, I think I just spelt your name wrong - forgive me, Debby! Ruth ;)

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  55. Wow i wish i was as talented as you and you've also inspired me to play with my distressing inks more, Luv Sam x

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  56. Wow Debby what a stunning set - the stamps are absolutely wonderful and I love the different looks you ahve achieved
    pauline x

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  57. These are all just fabulous!

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  58. Wow Debby, I am floored, these are all so gorgeous, love the background techniques and stamping you have used to create this beautiful set of cards - truly inspiring, thanks for sharing xxx

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  59. WOW what a beautiful set Debby, absolutely stunning! Lisa x

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  60. For something to be out of your "comfort" zone you did an excellent job. I love your colors. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra)

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  61. What beautiful creations Debby, so many and your draw is gorgeous!
    Clairexx

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  62. These are just lovely! I love coming to your blog everyday and seeing your gorgeous layered cards. What a surprise to see the CAS cards but you did a fabulous job stepping outside of your comfort zone!

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  63. Hi Debby,

    What a STUNNING collection!! I really love the monochromatic color scheme you went with on each card and the box..just beautiful!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp

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  64. OMW, Debby
    Absolutely GORGEOUS set!!
    Stunning work!!!

    Karen x

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  65. Your CAS cards are some of the best I've ever seen. Beautiful!

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  66. Absolutely gorgeous set of cards. Very elegant.

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  67. Absolutely gorgeous - all of them!!! Gives me some great ideas for one of my SU sets, thanks Debby!

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  68. Stunning creations!!!!!!

    Ali x

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  69. Oh Debby this set just blew me away - CAS at it's very best, each card and the box is beautiful!!!
    Perfection!!!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  70. Hi Debby, WOW what a brilliant array of fab cards you've been a very busy lady, love them all but especially love the penultimate one in the row, totally gorgeous:0) xxx

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  71. Wow, what an absolutely fabulous collection of cards. All of them are wow, and so beautiful.

    Gorgeous stamps and sentiments and I love how you have used them in this CAS style. You have made them elegant and classy and the colours are beautiful.

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  72. Wow Debby, all so pretty!!
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  73. These are wonderful. I need to try that..

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  74. Goodness me Debby. I had to do a double take in my reader when I saw this post. So different from your usual style but still absolutely fabulous. Love them all. Just wonderful.

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  75. Woweee! I'm not a very big fan from clean&simple, but your cards are just stunning! Each card is really georgous! I like the way you used the inkpads. I just ordered some more colours from these inkpads, so you really gave me a great inspiration!
    Hugs Michi

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  76. Apart from at Christmas (when you made something a bit different - and lovely), I can spot your cards a mile off. Nobody pops quite like you and your designs have a certain signature but OH MY WORD I would never have guessed these to be yours and they are OUTSTANDING. You do CAS sooooo beautifully. I love every single one of these cards and of course the box they come in too! Hugs, Lesley

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  77. WOW Debby this is absolutely stunning the stamps, colours and project itself looks truly wonderful.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  78. Gosh these are all AMAZING - love what you do - a friend recommended your site to me, and wow xxxx

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  79. Hi i hust entered the SSS challenge and saw your box and cards had to visit your blog. I love your projects especially this one. Thanks for the inspiration . Kitty :)

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  80. wow, this collection is a masterpiece!

    how beautiful and noble you made your cards!

    a real eye-candy!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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