Friday, August 21, 2009

CAS DT Color Challenge

Of all my cards for the CAS DT challenge, this one is my personal favorite. It's certainly the simplest!

The color challenge Jen issued for the Clean and Simple Design Team is such a timely one: shades of brown with a hint of red. Perfect for fall cards. I had PTI's First Fruits set on my desk and stared at it for a few minutes until inspiration hit. I had made yesterday's layout challenge card, which has more on it than is typical for me, and I wanted to do something one-layered with no embellishments. Just 'cause I can.

This popped into my head and turned out (for once) EXACTLY as I had imagined, only the colors are even better in real life than they were in my head because I used Versacolor instead of StampinUp. Anyone else a bit weary of SU's browns? Gotta get that new suede color, I suppose.

I love the idea of blessings falling like leaves from Heaven. Some days, I want to rake them all up in a big pile and fling my body into them with childlike abandon. Other days, I have PMS and they are just a messy annoyance. Go figure.

Simplicity Tip: When using clear stamps, I find the creamier inks like Versacolor, Versamagic, and Brilliance usually give better impressions than more fluid inks like SU classic. I am not dissing SU, by the way, because I LOVE their matchy-matchy stuff, and as dye inks go, SU is definitely the best. But all inks have their limitations. Just sayin'.

stamps: PTI First Fruits
paper: PTI white
ink: Versacolor
accessories: not a blessed one!


  1. Wow! This is beautiful! You really have the MOJO going on ya girl!

  2. love the simplicity of all your cards, very stunning... I could use more guidance on simplicity!

  3. This is so beautiful, Susan!! I love your falling leaves in the colors you've used, and your card is classy and perfect!!

  4. This is simply lovely. The colors are great. And I like your idea about leaves and blessings.

    Good tip on the inks too.

  5. Wow! This is fantastic, love it!

  6. I'm so impressed that what was in your head was exactly what you made. How many times has that NOT happened to me?!

    This is a lovely card, just the right amount of leaves in the perfect colours.

  7. This is one of my favorite cards ever! Love the colors, love the style, everything.

  8. Nice work on this card.
    We have had a crummy spring/summer here, so I would love if our late coming heat would stick around,but I love playing in the leaves with the kids and their Dad. A great opportunity for pictures and there is a lot of fun to be had.

  9. This is such a wonderful creation. I absolutely adore it!


Thank you so much for taking time to comment!