Monday, 7 November 2011

Clean and Simple, Really!

Good Monday morning all! You didn't think I could do it, did you?  I mean a totally flat card with no ribbon or bows!  Surprise, surprise!  Not even a nestie on it!   Well I didn't think I could do it either! LOL  But here it is, my take on a clean and simple Christmas card.  I did, however, use a nestie to cut out a large circle out of copy paper as a background that I sponged Broken China Distress ink through.  I cut out a smaller circle as a moon for the background too.  I dried the ink real well and rubbed my anti-static pad over it before stamping my tree in clear perfect medium and embossing it with silver powder.  I stamped my sentiment in black archival ink and I added some snow drops with my Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles.  I added a few score lines and then some border punching, matted it on silver card then black card.  Voila, fini!  Truly a ten minute card.  I did have to fight hard to resist the urge to add a bow to it to be honest, but in the end, I think it is okay without any other embellishments.  I hope you like it.

On another note, I will be back later on today with the blog candy contest draw and I'll announce the winners.   The followers went over the target point on the weekend and I keep everything for the contest at work.  So when I get into work later this morning, it will be my top priority to draw the winners names.   Check back after lunch for the results!  Thanks for your patience.  All for now, Sue x

68 comments:

The Wife said...

So different to your usual style but I do like its simplicity,Sue.

Jan said...

WOw love it Sue. xx Jan

Julia Watts said...

Love it! Julia xxxx

missybossy65 said...

Gorgeous! Well done on resisting the temptation :0) Ali x

Princess4Wiz said...

I love the CAS look, Sue, but it is so hard to achieve. You have captured the essence of it perfectly with this card!

Beth. xxx

Maryann said...

Just one word tosay here, and that is: STUNNING. I love the simplicity in this one, and sometimes it can also be the best solution, thoug I admit, I´m also usually adding a lot more to mine, but this really looks elegant and classy. I love it.

Soo said...

Lovely!!!

LellyJelly said...

Really nice, crisp looking card, Sue.x

Chloe's Nan said...

Beautifully simple yet so effective. I love that tree stamp! x

bhavana said...

What a totally beautiful card!! So Simple and effective! WOW!

Uta said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful. I love the christmas tree in silver. It looks so amazing.

Hugs, Uta

Marie-Louise said...

Very elegant card. Lovely.

dutchess said...

what a great idea Sue to sponge the colour on it gives a great look....I love the card even if you are still in shock from no ribbon!!!!! lovely...take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Wow simple and effective but totally elegant at the same time. Its a knockout card Sue.
Hugs Amandax

lilygee said...

Just shows what can be achieved with very little equipment and a lot of imagination - it has a wonderful magical feel about it - adore the tree stamp and the sentiment - what stamp set do they belong to?
love lilygeexxx

Andrea said...

Beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Love the plain and simple card, is there nothing you can't do? LOL

Vanessa xx

scrapper said...

Truly beautiful Sue love it.
Thanks for yesterday - brilliant as usual and some lovely techniques.

marg said...

Sue that is beautiful ! The colours subtle and classy LOVE it.
love marg

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card.

Eileen x

Clai01 said...

That is very serene, kind of captures a cold, frosty christmas morning , beautiful card !

Rita said...

Wow Sue, what a brilliant card and I love the idea of circles. You always come up with such brilliant ideas. Hugs Rita xxxxxxxxxxx

Kate's Cards said...

Stunning and simple. Wow!!

Vee said...

Elegant simplicity; really lovely, Sue

Fiona said...

No nesties? Careful now - you might get withdrawal symptoms, lol!

Lindyloo said...

Good morning to you too. I hate plagiarism, so please forgive me, but Clai01 has said it perfectly: Serene. You have many strings to your bow Sue and this, again, proves it. Have good day and good luck to everyone in the draw. Regards Linda

freedom99 said...

The perfect Christmas card just what I needed to inspire me. I needed something I could do on mass and I am sure I can come up with my own version.
Love your usual style but so nice to see.something new.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love this card, it is the simplicity that makes this a stunning work of art.
Janet Babar

Sue said...

FAB U LOUSE. Simply stunning. You must do this on TV it will be a real WOW card.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great day at Leighton Buzz yesterday Sue tho pretty hectic lol. Love your new style of card above but can you keep it up ha ha!
Love Maureen

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card its so simple and elegant too, Hope to see more of this kind of card lil.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful in its simplicity

Anonymous said...

This card is so beautiful Sue and not a ribbon in sight ;-)
Heather x

Cheryl said...

I really like the simplicity of this card - very elegant!

Lorraine said...

wow i love it its beautiful xx

Maggie said...

Lovely elegant card, the Christmas tree sets it off.
Maggie x

PaulineC said...

Love the clever use of masking the circles. Lovely card.

Janet said...

Very elegant Sue, will try that one asap

Anonymous said...

The new card is really pretty and certainly alot more postal friendly. I like it.

Helen

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Sue, this is absolutely beautiful. I love this card, it is really stunning. Lee x

Bea said...

stunning Sue

Missmizog said...

What a stunning christmas card. Anyone woukd be so pleased to receive this.
Congratulations to the winners. You will love everything you get.
Sue

Sandra said...

Beautiful elegant card Sue
Sandra x

Carole said...

This is 'simply' awesome Sue xx

Keefyd said...

Lovely simple, but beautiful card Sue

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card. I love the silver tree and the background. TFS.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and quick card. will try it. Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and elegant

thanks Sue

Vie Carter
x

Barbara Phillips said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Great to get inspiration for quick and easy cards for xmas.

Karen J said...

A beautiful card. You are so inspiring.
Can I ask how do you get your stamped sentiments so shiney ? Are they embossed ?

gill said...

Not your usual style but beautiful all the same.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card very classy. Your cards look greatttttt even without all the lovely embellishments you always add. Lots of love
Jenny L

KimberleyG said...

Love it! It may have been a struggle, but it was sure worth it.

Rufus said...

Clean and classy!
R/

Sarpreet said...

This is a stunning card, love the CAS style. But I equally love your card making style with bows and bakers twine and embellishments. I love the layout and using the nestability as a mask. Great ideas there. Very elegant and stylish

Jackie D said...

Often less is more and this is so elegant, thank you Sue

Jackie D

miislucky said...

Oh this is very elegant! Very pretty Sue!

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
What a truly stunning card.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Anonymous said...

Love this card great design
MissD

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a truly stunning card! Regards Anne R x

territic said...

beautiful card sue clean and elegant xx

jollyjoyce said...

Beautiful card once again Sue. Now going off to have ago at this one.

Joyce

Fuchsia said...

I really love this Sue !

Anonymous said...

Everything about this card screams elegance, I love the simplicity of it yet it looks so sophisticated.

Jules001

Jan said...

wow one I might be able to do. lovely card Sue x

Anonymous said...

WOW!! what a simple but elegant card....i love the blue and white and it looks great without the usual flourishes lol...must have been hard not adding any extras!!

millie xx (milliemumpkins)

Rachelsmum said...

Simple perfection! What a lovely card - how 'did' you manage to resist embellishing it more? Definitely a time when you sat on your hands!! lol
xxsue

Heidi said...

Even though I love your flamboyant bows, pva shimmer dots and layer upon layer of nesties,this is so damn gorgeous in it's simplicity - stunning work Sue xx