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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Less is More...one more CASE Study Card + Addicted to CAS

Have you been to the Less is More Challenge  this week?  Go check it out...Stephanie from Clearly Besotted Stamps is the sponsor...oh she has such lovely stamps and I love her clean and simple style.  This week it is a color challenge:  lime green and black...now you have to have lots of white space, that is not to say it has to be "white" it could be black or green...just clean space!  I thought I would make one more card for the CASE Study Challenge and combine it with Less is More...so this is what I came up with.  Can you see the "thankful" die cut through the gingko leaves?  I sure hope so...

A sweet commenter told me to enter this card into the Addicted to CAS.  So I checked it out and sure enough..."friend" is the cue word...So why don't you head over there and check it out?
 

All products Papertrey Ink
paper:  white stampers select
stamps:  Harvest Berries, Counting my blessings
dies:  Counting my Blessings
ink:  simply chartreuse, memento black

43 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I like that delicate stamp over the white letters. This card could also be entered in the Addicted to CAS Friend challenge. Sue x

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Colleen!
Wonderful design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Evelyn S. said...

What a lovely design.....and fabulous choice of images!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This looks fabulous!! Love the thankful for sure~

anja curvers said...

Wow Colleen outrageous. I love your take on the challenges and with the thankful I've to try it also love that technique.
Ooohh i'm going over to the less is more blog love the stamps from Stehanie.

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful card Colleen
Margaret x

Marjan said...

I adore this one! Sooo beautiful, the combination of all the things you used. I did something with this stamp, not as nice as this card.. You' ll see, a challenge card, not yet on my blog.

Linda said...

Beautiful card Col. Just lovely....

Marlena M. said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Victoria Lavender said...

Wow! This is one the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. One day I'll case this for my own card creation. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Victoria Lavender

Tracey McNeely said...

Colleen all three of your CASE Study cards are fantastic. Enjoying crossing paths with you again.

Anonymous said...

Hello there-What a beautiful card :)Love your use of lime,best wishes,Nessa :)

Lindsey said...

Absolutely gorgeous in every way!

Linby said...

Beautiful work, so elegant.
Linbyx

Deborah Frings said...

Simply perfect! I love these gingko leaves and the diecut word is just fab!

Gillian R said...

this is fabulous, love it

Dena J said...

Beautiful! I love your ginko leave image, and would never have thought to emboss on it. It's perfect!

Gail said...

fab card, gail

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. I love that stamp.
Lynne xxx

Annette said...

Clever idea. Love your card.

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. I love your choice of stamp set so much that I chose it for my card, too. Hope that's OK. Harvest Berries is one of my alltime favorite sets.

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful Colleen! Great job!

Colleen said...

thank you for commenting on my card! Are your boys still at Bethlehem Preschool? I just have one 3 year old grandson there now! Jalen and Addie both ended up entering public kindergarten. Hope all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the depth you have created with the stamping and the embossing. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge this week.
Regards Florence x

Anita said...

Fabulous CAS card! The layout is working so well.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment :)
Anita

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card. I love how the ginko leaves draw your eye into the die cut word. Thanks for comments on my blog. Lynn x

Jen Nelson said...

colleen this is fabulous and i love the technique you have used

Sorry I'm late visiting. Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Elaine said...

Beautiful card - love how you've combined the stamp and word!

Kylie said...

I love your embossing combined with that stamping! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Larissa Heskett said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the clean and simple feel!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Rosmarie said...

I love this card! Simple and expressive!
...and with the cutted word, it's very very classy!

Rosi x

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this card! So pretty!

Aimes said...

What a lovely, clean, fresh card!
Thanks for studying with us on CASE Study this week! :)

Maureen said...

this is so cool! I didn't even attempt this technique, but after seeing yours, I really need to! Wow! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE STudy :)

Jenny said...

Such a gorgeous card, the technique works so well with this combination of dies and stamps :0)
Jenny x

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card :) Viv xx

Bev said...

Wow, what a super card. I saw it on LIM and had to have a nose around your stunning work. I've joined your followers and cant wait to see what you do next!

Bev x

lin_ka1 said...

Piękna i elegancka kartka. Pozdrawiam

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, Colleen, love the technique! Anita :)

Christine said...

What an AWESOME design! Love the hidden letters!
Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS:
Christine

Donna Ellis said...

gorgeous card, Colleen - love how the fern weaves through your embossed words. hugs, de
{Creative Smiles}

anja curvers said...

Thank your friend for the reminder and congrats on winning with this beautfiul card.

Darnell said...

Colleen, I'm so thrilled that your stunning card was chosen as the winner in the Friend challenge at ATCAS!! Way to go!