Friday, October 22, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop: Clean and Simple Challenge

Hello my friends and welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. If you have hopped from Deb's blog you are in the right place.
This time we were challenged to create a "Clean & Simple" card/project. I love layers and layers so this is a big challenge for me.

Here are the details about this challenge:
  • Clean And Simple design: lots of white or open space with one main focal point.
  • One image.
  • One sentiment.
  • One layer card - your card base plus only one more layer.
  • Embellishments - you can use any number of embellishments you want, but they all must be the same color.
So this is what I have created:
"Spirit of Christmas"

  • Make card from Kraft Cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of Innocent Pink cardstock: 4 3/4" x 3.5"
  • Stamp image on Innocent Pink cardstock in White Craft Ink. Add White Embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Stamp sentiment in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  • Using a ruler and a Uni-ball White Pen, create a frame.
  • Sponge the image with Pink Ink. Add 3 Pink Rhinestones. Finally add ruffle ribbon.

Card recipe:
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Innocent Pink (Gina K. Designs) 
  • Stamps: Poinsettia image from "A year of flowers", snetiment from "A Very Merry Christmas" (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: White Craft (JoAnn's), Worn Lipstick Distress (Ranger).
  • Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Light Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray).
  • Accessories: White Uni-ball Signo Pen (Mitsubishi Pencil), White Embossing powder, Embossing heat gun (Marvi Uchida), Sponges, Adhesives.

Now, it is your turn to head over to Janice's blog, I am pretty sure you will be impress with her creations.

Hope you like mine!
Have a great day!!

PS: Don't forget about the "Card Drive for Logan and Bekah" You can find all the details and information HERE


  1. Beautiful card, Giovana! I love the Kraft and soft pink combo! The white accents and ruffled ribbon are so pretty!

  2. Ohh what a wonderful card! Love the ribbon and the color, hee hee.

  3. Beautiful Giovana! Love the pink and white, and how you created the frame!

  4. Oh Giovana, this card is gorgeous!!!

  5. What an adorable card Giovana! Love the non-traditional Christmas color and the ribbon is the perfect touch.

  6. Very neat, Giovanna! I love how you made a PINK Christmas card and how you added the ruffled ribbon--way cool! Gonna have to try that!

  7. Absolutely stunning! Love the pink and white and that ribbon is perfect!

  8. Beautiful card, Giovana! The pink and craft combo are great and not one I would think to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. wowee i love it, love these colors, great CAS design!

  10. I *love* pink! This is GORGEOUS! (hehe! you shoulda made two so Lee and I won't have to fight over it! *wink*)

  11. Very pretty Giovana. I love all of the pink!

  12. Beautiful pink design Giovana, lovely ribbon treatment too :o)

  13. Oh how beautiful!!!! Love the simple frame!!

  14. Wonderful, wonderful card! I love the color, the white embossing and that beautiful pink ribbon! Great job!

  15. Oh my goodness!!! This is knock out GORGEOUS!!!

  16. Giovana, I love the combination of pink and kraft on your card. The embossed image & the sponging look great & that ribbon treatment is gorgeous.

  17. This is gorgeous in pink and white.

  18. Wow Giovanna, that lined border sure pops the card!! Love the pink:)

  19. I love the colors you have used.
    so soft looking

  20. So pretty! Love the pink for the holidays!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  21. I love pink and red together! This is just beautiful! Love the stamps and the inks! Love it all!

  22. What a beautiful color combination! I especially love the way you framed it.

  23. What a beautiful color combination! I especially love the way you framed it.

  24. What a wonderful flourish the ribbon creates. It's a beautiful card. TFS

  25. Beautiful card! I probably would have putting the kraft colored paper with the pink.

  26. Beautiful card I like the pink
    And like how you did the ribbon
    It just right