Thursday, September 28, 2023

Clean & Simple


Today is the day I am posting my card for our Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 81st month of de-stash, so we are in the middle of our 7th year of challenges.  I cannot believe my thought about using what we have is now 6+ years old!   I really like these challenges and know they will continue as I know I have many, many items in my stash that I can use and love the fun challenges!

The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased.  The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group. Each person in the group creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash!  The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired.  It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be.  And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces.

Maggie posted our September challenge--Make a Clean and Simple Card.  

Clean and simple is not one of my go to themes as I love layers and more layers.  I also like to add embellishments to my cards.  But, I thought a fun card to make would be one with a large sentiment and I then could add a layer with it.  I just received my Stampin' Up order and the Christmas sentiment set called Night Divine.   There are 6 sentiments in the set and I picked this sweet verse for my card.  I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder.  I then used my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 to cut the panel and added a backer of gold metallic.  It was placed on a white card base and I did not add any bling.  I think this is Clean & Simple!


If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards in the next few days. There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here.  We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSSEP.  You might see many cards there if you do a search.  They probably will be posted today or in the next few days.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For October, Suzy is up for our challenge.  Be sure to check back to see what we create then!

Image/Sentiment: Stampin' Up Night Divine Stamp Set

Cardstock:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White, Gold Metallic

Ink:  Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder

Accessories:  Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 Dies; 


Tracie said...

What a great clean and simple card. Great sentiment.

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful, Barb. I love the gold and white and the gold mat really makes the sentiment pop. Thanks for taking part in my challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

CAS and absolutely, stunningly, elegant Barb - a fabulous result