Thursday, 30 May 2013

KCRR #20 {A Card Without Embellishments)

Welcome to a new KCRR challenge!

This week's elements are:
Just Paper (No Embellishments)
Patterned Occasions Stamp Set

This is actually quite a challenge for me! I love to add embellishments to my cards. It gives it that little something that finishes off the design. However, sometimes clean and simple is nice too! I picked a sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday. This is the first time I'm playing along with their challenges -- they have some great sketch ideas!

I thought it would be perfect for the idea I had in mind. I chose Pool Party as the card base and embossed it with Perfect Polka Dots. The strip of gray chevron designer paper comes from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP. A doily is cut using my Big Shot and Doilies sizzlit die. I fussy cut the elephant and popped it up using dimensionals. Fussy-cutting seems to be my most favourite technique lately! I love giving cards a 3-dimensional look.

I was so tempted to add a pearl or rhinestone, but I love how it turned out without using any embellishments. It's nice and simple, but also has a bit of detail and texture.

Thanks for looking! Hop on over to Karly's Creations to see what she has created with these two elements.

Stop by tomorrow for a fun inspirational photo challenge!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Patterned Occasions

Paper: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Tools: 1-3/4" Circle punch, Circles Nestabilities, Doilies Sizzlit Die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder


  1. Very cute! Love the colour combination and the doily accent is just perfect! Also, isn't Howlstooth and Scarringbone paper great!?! Not just for Halloween at all! Can't wait to see what's in the mini for Halloween! :)

    1. Thanks! The Howlstooth DSP is so versatile! I love it :) I can't wait to make Halloween cards this year! :)

  2. Love this!!! I do love the look of the fussy cutting! It adds such great dimension! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

  3. I too am a fan of adding dimensions to my cards. The "Fussy Cut" is one of my favorites. You did a really nice job with it on the elephant. I thought you added a light background shading behind it. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday. We would love to have you come back again and again.