Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bring on the Bling {PP150}

Happy Sunday, friends, and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! Today is a very special Father's Day because my husband just arrived home after 4 weeks in South Africa!!  Our daughter and I are very glad to have him home.  There's been just a little too much estrogen in the house, lol!  But, I digress...on to the challenge today.  Over at The Paper Players, the always awesome Anne Marie has a bling-tastic Clean-and-Simple challenge for us this week:
I was a little pressed for time so a CAS challenge was just perfect.  With my box of goodies from the new catalog, I had a clean and simple card in no time!
This may be a CAS card but it features three new stamp sets!  Who ever said CAS had to be easy, right?!  First, those snazzy striped banners are courtesy of the Gorgeous Grunge set--one of the first sets from the new catalog to go into my shopping cart.  I stamped them in Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate and Pistachio Pudding.  The line art flower is just one of the fabulous flowers from the Flower Shop set.  Even though I didn't use it here, this set has a matching punch which can be purchased as a bundle with the stamp set for 15% off!  The flower was stamped in Midnight Muse and the stem is from Everything Eleanor.  Lastly, the sweet little sentiment is a great one from A Dozen Thoughts--another new set that I am sure will see lots of ink in my craft room.  Finally, the BLING!  Gotta love the Large Rhinestones for your basic pop of dazzle!  Just like a classic solitaire diamond, it finishes off the flower perfectly.
And the other wonderful thing about the new catalog isn't even something you buy!  It's the pictures themselves.  All the background colors in the catalog pictures are named and coordinated to provide color inspiration to your crafting!  The color combination for today's card came from pages 30-31  of the catalog--although I substituted Pistachio Pudding for a lighter shade of green.  Isn't that great?  Color inspiration right from the SU designers and graphic artists!  Love it!

I hope you loved today's card too!  It's an easy-peasy design that could be mass produced in a variety of colors for multiple occasions.  Be sure to pop over to The Paper Players and check out all the other sparkle-icious creations from the rest of the DT.  We hope you'll consider joining us before our challenge closes on Friday, June 21st at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge; Flower Shop; A Dozen Thoughts; Everything Eleanor
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Midnight Muse
Paper: Smoky Slate & Whisper White CS
Xtras: Large Rhinestones; Corner Rounder punch


Marisa said...

Fabulous CAS card! Love it and the perfect touch of bling to go with it :)

Linda Callahan said...

You are talkin' my language with this card! CAS perfection - I love it! Glad your hubby is home safe! And I also love how they labeled the backgrounds with the name of the colors! Great catalog~!

Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card, Nance! A CAS masterpiece!

Nancy said...

Very pretty CAS card, love the three stamps in different colors and the line flower is just perfect, love the solitaire diamond in the center!

Amy O said...

A CAS beauty! Glad your husband is back home.

Diane - said...

Really lihe striped stripes... and the colors are perfect. The bling flower center just the right touch to set off the this very nice CAS card and I would love to CAS it for a class card! hugs.

Brian King said...

Nance, Clean and simple? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. This card is right up my alley, and that single rhinestone is the bling to take it over the top.

June Houck said...

Fab, trendy,'s CAS-tastic, Nance!

LeAnne said...

Love your CAS flower-powered card! I am lovin' that big bling center, too! Glad you got DH back safe & sound!

Justin said...

Love your colors and the blue flower is great! :-)

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, love this card! The blossom is so sweet and looks perfect layered atop the banners. One rhinestone perfectly finishes things off!

Anne Marie Hile said...

In true Nace form, You have made me want all three of those stamp sets! Eeek! Love this one! Absolutely CAS-tastic! Hooray that your hubby is home! hope you all have been enjoying your time together. :)