Friday, June 24, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Garden Of Life

I have two clean and simple cards for you today.
I've been thinking in 3's because I've been playing with a new die and this little flower from the Clear Dollar Stamps Garden Of Life digital stamp set inspired me.  It's a new digital stamp set release for the month of June.  It's a beautiful set, I've barely scratched the surface using one tiny flower for my card  and hope to use more of the set very soon!   

The die cuts three squares in a row and I was wondering if I could use it to create a digital card.  It took a little while for me to size the flowers down, flip a couple of them so they weren't all the same and put each one in just the right spot so I could cut three in a row with the die.  I've grown used to using Spellbinders dies that I can see through and this one is not so it was a challenge.  You can read more about the die here if you'd like to.

My second card was C.A.S.E.d from Dana at Dana's Dabbling Studio.  I thought her clean and simple layout was so nice I wanted to try it myself.
I used the negative part from the die cut to draw around the flowers with a Copic 0.5 Multiliner and as you can see I need practice starting and stopping.  

I have a supply list for my cards below:

Stamps/Images:  Clear Dollar Stamps Garden Of Life
Cardstock/Papers:  Mohawk Bright White, SU Brocade Blue
Inks/Markers: HP Office Jet 6000, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accents/Tools:  Papertrey Ink Take 3 die, PTI banner die, PTI Sentiment, Copic 0.5 Multiliner, Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder, Scor - Pal
Techniques:  Digital Stamping

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Ycats said...

Oh lovely! this is so pretty!

Patti J said...

Jan, your creativity is amazing! What a great idea for this set! Love your cards, dear friend!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Nancy M said...

Oh, I love how crisp and clean these are, with just the right pops of color! Great job, as always! have a great weekend!! I'll be creating!!

craftingsue said...

I LOVE this card. I said in my own post about my DT card that I am not exactly sure what clean and simple means. But after looking at your card I think it is the epitome of CAS. Simply beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare and I hope we'll see you again next week. Hugs, Sue (Dutch Dare DT)

Paula S. said...

I am finding myself so drawn to CAS cards lately. The all-white one makes the flowers pop so much. Really striking!

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is beautiful... i love the little tiles and the gorgeous little flowers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS challenge this week
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Two super cards both perfect for our C&S challenge.
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge.
Hugs Laurie x

NanaConnie said...

WOW! Two exquisitely simple cards but what an impact! Incredibly well done, Jan!

Scrappy Scatty said...

Sooooo pretty
thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Cards, just right for our CAS Challenge this week on MAWTT, Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, very nice card!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks

Gem said...

lovely creations, thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week! Gemma :)

NanaConnie said...

Jan, Congrats on winning over at 4 Crafty Chicks. I knew this card was something really special! Hugz

Kelly Schelske said...

Fab card Jan, you should check back to the DDCC blog:-)