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Monday, September 26, 2011

Monochromatic With Brown On a Clean And Simple Card Sketch

Sizzix Die Was Used To Cut Hearts
 Yesterday, I saw the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge for monochromatic cards which also is to include brown.  Then I saw the sketch below from Clean & Simple Stamping and knew that I wanted to use both ideas.

159 From Clean & Simple Stamping
 The base is textured CTMH retired Colonial White cardstock. It is almost a bamboo color. The inside of the card is a lighter color, which is perfect for stamping and writing a note. This is the same paper from which the smaller hearts are made. The larger Very Vanilla (SU!) hearts were embossed with the Kassie's Brocade Cuttlebug folder. The added texture looks very nice in person.

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch with Brown Pearls
The butterfly was punched from white cardstock and then dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and spritzed with a water/Pearl Create-a-Shade paint mixture.  

Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch Above Sentiment
The stamp set is retired from Close To My Heart. It fit this card so perfectly, don't you think?  I wanted to use the same embellishments on the inside, but still keep the card CAS. So, I used the same little self-adhesive pearls on the butterfly inside the card.

4" x 6" Card
This card is entered into the following challenges:


  1. I think this is marvelous! Love the design and the single sweet butterfly!

  2. Love this gorgeous and sophisticated design!! Excellent choice of colors! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!