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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Clean and Simple with Heart and February's SOTM

The last Heart 2 Heart challenge of the month is to create something that is clean and simple, so I got out February's Stamp of the Month and started to play.  It does not really show in the photos that I embossed some of the images in gold.  I had to take the photos with my phone because my "real" camera with the bounce flash is acting up.

This first card may not meet a purist's definition of CAS because it has some embellishments, but the ladies at Heart 2 Heart are allowing for some leeway.  I used a black ShinHan marker to fill in the petals of the flower before adding the sparkle to the center.

For this second version I had so much trouble centering the solid black stamp that I ended up stamping it on a scrap and cutting it out with a one inch circle punch:

The sentiments come from the Variety of Thanks set which is available only as a hostess reward through March 31st.  I love all the curly cues!  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Colonial White and Black cardstock
Ink:  Black with Black ShinHan marker
Stamps:  A Happy Hello (Stamp of the Month available during February only), Variety of Thanks (available as a hostess reward though March 31)
Embellishments:  Black Sparkles, Ranger Gold embossing powder


  1. Wow. I love what you did with this months stamp. The medallion look is just beautiful. I will be making me some of these cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  2. Beautiful cards. Simply love what you created! So classic, and great colors.

  3. These are so pretty and beautifully done with the CAS theme. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges!