Monday, August 17, 2009

Two Clean & Simple Cards

The CAS Challenge at SCS today was to make a masculine clean & simple card....no problem!  I already had a stack of these made for my August birthday cards for the men at my church, using various pieces of retired DP:

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The papers are all Real Red & Night of Navy; sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo's Friendly Advice (thanks again, Caryl!).

I made this one in about 10 minutes:

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Leaves and trees are always good for masculine cards.  This is from Lovely as a Tree, stamped in Basic Brown and watercolored with various Earth Elements inks.  I added a little speckle with Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and a Chocolate Chip-stamped sentiment from Flourishes' Sweet Violets.  Base is Ruby Red.  Both cards are 4x5" because I have a big stash of yard-sale-find envelopes in that size!  Thanks for visiting today!

18 comments:

  1. I love both of them. The top one has some humour for the men and the bottom one has the strong oak leaf! I really like the colors you have chosen also.
    Great work!

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  2. These are both just great! Love the sentiment on the first one and the second one just goes to show why I hope Lovely as a Tree never gets retired! ~chris

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  3. Great cards Leanne, love em both!
    take care
    Nicki
    x

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  4. great cards, love the sentiment - how many fingers are you. I hope I can use that one on a card sometime.

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  5. I love both of these cards LeAnne! I love your watercoloring of the leaves!

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  6. Your first card is so cute, and I love the beautiful leave on the second!! Great cards, LeAnne!!

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  7. Great masculine cards! I love the sentiment on the first one... too cute!

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  8. Ahhhh simple cards. JUST when I start making the complicated ones.

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  9. Both darling cards! I love the saying on the first card....so cute!

    I actually make 5 cards today!! I amazed myself!

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  10. Super cute masculine cards, LeAnne! I was just at AC Moore and seen those Inkadinkado stamps there. Shawn & I were reading the sayings and giggling like little kids! They are so funny! TFS

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  11. Love how the CAS card (and not just the quote!). I've been feeling the need to mat everything lately so I think I should save a tree and go CAS. I love the card with the leaves, just beautiful!

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  12. I love C & S cards, and these are both awesome! I LOVE how you colored the autumn leaves!!

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  13. Too cute, love those saying's they're precious. Love the masculine card, thanks for a good idea. I struggle with man cards, LOL.

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  14. LeAnne, You make it look so easy.
    Can't wait to come to your classes.
    Keep up the great job. Sharon

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  15. The leaves are beautiful! And the kids quotes are so funny! These are both perfect simple cards! Love them!

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  16. Fabulousness!!! So hard to pull off with the Dreaded Man Card ... but you rocked the challenge.

    I decided on a leaf image too ... love, love, love yours though! (Wish I could say the same for mine, lol)!

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