Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Addicted to Stamps and More: Clean and Simple

This week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we are having our Clean and Simple challenge!  For me this is essentially an anything goes challenge, since the majority of my cards are CAS. For a little extra personal challenge, I dusted off my Gemini Foilpress. 

In the process, I may have found my new sympathy card template - I like this simple but elegant look. After foiling the tree, I added the sentiment in grey rather than black to soften the look a little, then added it to a grey card base. This is perfect to have on hand as I think it could be used for almost anyone when needed. Apologies for the dark photos - I need to work on my shiny-foil-photography techniques. ;) 

I'm adding this card to the current CASology challenge, where the cue word is plant, and to Darnell's NBUS Challenge, since it's my first time foiling this tree. 
Since the foil press was all heated up anyway, I made a second card:

This time I used a beautiful blue foil with this elegant rose. Again, all it seemed to need was a sentiment, so as not to take away from the glorious shine. This card os off to play at The Flower Challenge, where the theme is monochromatic. 

Beautiful clean and simple inspiration from my design teammates - be sure to visit the blog to see their cards. I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: (sympathy) Crafter's Companion white cardstock, Memory Box grey card base, Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments stamp, Versamark smoky grey ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Crafter's Companion Blooming Tree Gemini Foil Press die, Crafter's Companion gold foil; (just because) Crafter's Companion white cardstock, Studio Katia You're So Sweet stamp, Versamark onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Crafter's Companion Rose Bloom Gemini Foil Press die, Crafter's Companion turquoise foil, MFT stitched rounded rectangle die, fun foam

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Darnell said...

Your foiled twofer makes me want to go buy a Foilpress, Lindsey! They are both CASlicious and shiny and beautiful, but I especially love that stunning tree! Great idea to use the gray to tone it down and make it even more elegant. Take care and keep safe! And thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Two brilliant cards... well done.. amazing CAS in all best ways!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these different times.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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JulieP said...

These are beautiful! And perfect for sympathy cards. Simple and elegant. I have a Minc but not one of the foil press machines. I may take the plunge.

Joyce said...

These are both gorgeous. This is the first time something has made me want to consider foiling. It adds so much oomph and elegance to a card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.

HilaryJane said...

2 really lovely elegant cards. The tree is my favourite and so clever to mount it on a grey card base, just gorgeous xx

Viv said...

Such beautiful cards Lindsey,esp. that one you are sharing with us. Love your pretty flowers and great foiling too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;)Viv DT xx

Lisa Arana said...

The shine from the foil is the perfect touch to these lovely CAS cards. So very pretty.

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful creation, love the CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous, Lindsey! That tree really makes for the perfect sympathy card and I'm thinking now that I may need to look into a foil press...

Maria Rodriguez. said...

These cards are gorgeous, love the foiling, looks so elegant.
Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.

cm said...

A duo of gorgeous! The foiling...oh my! Swoon!