Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2 Types of Cards

My first card is a Clean and Simple card. I'm pretty good at those, because they're the only ones I ever make.  I try to make it ornate, or fancy, or heavily embellished, but it always turns out clean and simple. Well, for this one, that's okay. Simon Says has a CAS challenge today. I used the Freshly Made sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown.

Materials Used:
Paper: White Daisy, Juniper, Sorbet cardstock
Stamps: With Love
Ink: Juniper, Blush, Hollyhock, Sorbet
Other: Juniper Ribbon

For my second card, I really tried REALLY hard to make a fancy, ornate card. How did I do?
This is the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch (rotated) and the word art is from Word Art Wednesday.

I tried to use the color pallete from Sweet Sketch Wednesday too. What would you have done differently? I like it, but it's not exactly what I was going for. Somebody give me some pointers! Thanks.

Materials used:
Paper: Elemental B&T, Olive, Baby Pink, Petal, Gypsy and White cardstock
Stamp: Universal Backgrounds
Ink: Desert Sand, Petal
Other: Bohemian Assortment, Pewter Medley Accents, Heirloom Assortment, Opaque Pearls, Pretty Pins, Sheer Ribbon (not CTMH), Border Punch (MS)


  1. Your colors pallet is so fun. Love your added embellishments. Such fun papers. Have a sweet day Arlana@SSW!!

  2. Perfect work on the colors! I jsut love cards that focus words on the front. Beautiful work, thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  3. Ohh thanks for using the color scheme for SSW. Your card turned out so fun. I love the sentiment. such fun added embellishments too. thanks for sharing your card with us this week.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Two lovely cards!!!! How fun that you did the color challenge as well as the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Thanks so much for joining us.


  6. Hi Sarah! I think your cards turned out great. You combined the challenges really well. We're SO grateful to have you play along with us at Word Art Wednesday in this week's challenge. Thank you for being part of the group. We appreciate you so much for sharing your art with us. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. I think both of your cards are beautiful. I love the design you have created using our sketch at SSW this week and that you took the extra challenge of using the colors. The Word Art is fabulous and love all of the layering of your embellishments. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    Patti SSW/DT

  8. Your creation is beautiful and fancy too! Love that you used the color combo and all of your great embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  9. Oh Sarah, I love your card, you've used the colour pallet that Nancy chose and it's very fancy. What wonderful embellishments you've used the perfect finishing touch to your card. Great card and thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  10. Such cute cards you've made. Love the colors on the WAW card.

    Thanks for playing along with WAW.


  11. Hi Sarah, I'm new to WAW. You call your cards, "clean and simple," they are...and they are more. I love the 3 simple flowers card it's sweet. Your scripture card is beautiful I really like all shades of purple and I like all your embellishments. It was nice meeting you. I'm going to sign up to follow you. Have a great week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  12. GREAT simple design, and fabulous use of the Throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us!

  13. Great use of the colors - I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  14. What a great card using the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Color Throwdown!

  15. Sarah, I think you did a beautiful job with your ornate card. Love the colors and all your embellishments, especially the pewter ones. Thanks for linking up to Word Art Wednesday.

  16. Love how the ribbon echoes the stems on the FMS card :)

  17. Love the silver embellishments. The scripture is showcased beautifully! Thanks for playing with us @ WAW.

  18. This is gorgeous! Love all the details you added and rotating the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

  19. What fabulous cards chick :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week, hugs, Dawny x