Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hooray It's Your Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is ..... National Simplicity Day 
July 12 has been declared National Simplicity Day in honour of Henry David Thoreau who was a devoted advocate of living a life of simplicity. So on this lazy day of summer, Lynn has challenged us to create a clean and simple one layer card! 

I am not a fan of making one layer cards, I know many people make gorgeous cards in this style ... they are just not for me. This is the closest I will get!

For my background I used the Concord & 9th Retro Petals stencil using Catherine Pooler Inks. I then die cut the panel using the largest die from the Dashing Rectangles die set.

The sentiment is a combination of stamps from Honey Bee Stamps and Uniquely Creative.

To finish off the front of the card I added Nuvo Drops to each of the centres of the petals.

No one said I couldn't decorate the inside of my card, I kept it as simple as I could. As you can see I created a pop up card.

To decorate the top and bottom edges of the card I used the Concord & 9th Retro Petals stencil again.

For the pop up I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set adding a sentiment from the Ranger Letter It Birthday Clear Stamp set.

Here is a another view of the card taken at an angle so you can see the pop-up part of the card.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Karen Aicken said...

Lovely OLC! You did better than me - I don't do them at all, not even for a challenge. I like your pop-up inside!

MiamiKel said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful and the colors are so I catchy
I really love the inside of that so detailed!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a pretty card with the dashed frame, the Nuevo Drops, and the bold sentiment, Frances!!

Liz Williams said...

Such great colors on this and love how the inside operates.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

So clever to stamp on the dp.......and still have a pop-up!!

Vicky Gould said...

Even your "simple" cards are awesome! What a fun card!!!

jojot said...

fabulous pop out card.....CAS and yet so colorful

Lois said...

That's what I call taking a one-layer card and making it your own! Love the Nuvo drops on the front and the pop-up inside!