Monday, May 18, 2009

Clean And Simple Challenge #15

Today's Clean And Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers: is to use black, white and one Stampin Up Bold Brights color (or like).

I chose Real Red for my one Bold Brights color. Because I wanted to make a watermelon card using FRUITY FUN by Clear Dollar Stamps LLC: I keep playing with this set because there are so many possibilities and I love watermelons.

I cut my circle using my coluzzle. Then I put it through my Cuddlebug to emboss (before folding). I embossed 1" from the fold so I could fold the card without flattening the embossing. This will also keep the fold firm. (I've noticed that when I fold my card first then unfold it to put through the CB it weakens the fold and the card flops flat).

I stamped through the whole so I could see what I was doing. I used masking tape to mask off the words only leaving the ones I wanted at a time. I finished with this ribbon I found at the stamp festival yesterday. When I cut the ends, it did not cut even and looked terrible so I purposely frayed it and that covered it up. Love that. Thank you for visiting.



PAPERS:West Coast White Cardstock

INK:Stampin Up Real Red, Basic Black

ACCESSORIES :Coluzzle circle, Ribbon, Masking Tape, Cuddlebug, CB embossing folder


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Joan Ervin said...

How cute is this!!! I love the little window with the melon and that gorgeous gingham bow!!! I need to get my rear in gear and do the challenge, too!!! Have a great day!!!

Grace said...

Oh Lisa... what an adorable card! I love the cut out circle for your image... great job with the CAS challenge and love that new ribbon! Great idea on stopping the embossing short of the fold! Love your card!

Gloria Dojlido said...

I love the little circle window. Great card!

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