Mar 10 2009

CAS Bluebird Thanks

Published by at 12 01 am under General Purpose Cards,Inkadinkado

The Clean and Simple Challenge recently started at SCS is fast becoming one of my favorites. It’s up every Monday morning and what better way to start your stamping week than with a Clean and Simple creation. And I’ll tell you, the longer I stamp, the more I am coming to appreciate Clean and Simple!!! Today’s CAS challenge required that we use blue and green — perfect!!! Here’s myCAS creation for today:


My image is inked direct to rubber (clear in this case) with the small cat’s eye format Colorbox Chalk Inks. I really enjoy inking an image with these small ink pads. I find it totally relaxing!!! My only embellishment isa length of 1.5″ wide gingham checked May Arts ribbon, simply knotted in the center. Oh, and can’t forget my bird’s eye –every bird always needs a black pearl eye!!!

Stamps: Birds Galore by Inkadinkado; Much Appreciated by SU

Paper: White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue Prints DP

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; ColorBox Chalk Ink in French Blue, Prussian Blue, Lime Pastel and Olive Pastel

Accessories: Wide May Arts Gingham Ribbon, Kaiser Pearl, SU Large Oval Punch, Glue Glider, Mounting Squares.


Joan’s Gardenhas Birds Galore, VersaFine Inks, Kaiser Pearls, Glue Glider and Mounting Squares.

My Ribbon Sale has the May Arts ribbon shown, as well as others (tab above my blog header.)

Thanks much for stopping in today. Hope you are experiencing some springlike temps and feeling some warm sunshine! And for those of you asking, YES, I am getting back to some more items *From Sue’s Kitchen* — real soon!!! See you soon!!!

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “CAS Bluebird Thanks”

  1. Norine says:

    love your clean & simple look so pretty and really like the pearl eye great added touch

  2. Kathie says:

    Very pretty, the ribbon is just the frosting on the cake, or should I say the feathers on the bird!! LOL Have a great day Sharon and thanks again for a beautifully done card!!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, Sharon, this is so adorable! I absolutely love the way you colored the bird and the leaves, and that ribbon is just over the top. I’m in love with this card!

  4. Deb Saaranen says:

    SO fresh and pretty Sharon! This color combo is so pretty and Spring-y! Makes me think the snow storm isn’t coming!

  5. Susan G says:

    Beautiful card, as usual. I love what you do with clean and simple. I do have a question about these cards. Do you use a white card base and then cover the entire front with the DP? I like the effect without having to add multiple layers to the card base.

  6. Toni Storie says:

    Just adorable! Simple and sweet!

  7. Lynette says:

    So lovely! CAS – my absolute favorite … and you do it so well!

  8. nancy littrell says:

    So clean, crisp and sweet. Love your black eyed blue bird, colors, ribbon and simplicity 🙂 TFS

  9. Sue (suen) says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the blue bird and checked ribbon! What great spring colors!

  10. Carol C says:

    Beautiful Sharon,
    Love the colors and ribbon – the bird seems so real with the little
    pearl eye.
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work everyday.

  11. Carol says:

    You are the master at CAS cardmaking! I love this little bluebird with that fabulous green ribbon! Beautiful job as always 🙂

  12. jojot says:

    beautiful….CAS but still classy

  13. Martha says:

    its wonderful., i just found the challenge myself 😉
    gonna try to work on it tonight.

  14. Sheila says:

    Very pretty Sharon and I love how you tied the gingham ribbon! Clean & simple is always a winner. TFS! Sheila

  15. rieca says:

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for the help with the Inkadoo stamps. I tried chalk ink and got a much better impression. I was using a new Memento Tux ink, but that was not working well. I did eventually break down and lightly sand which helped it trendously!
    I love this set I have it too!

  16. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I have long been a fan of simple cards because they look so classy and so much more enjoyable to stamp something quickly. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors and I will have to check out this challenge.

  17. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love this card. The coloring is great, and the ribbon is just perfect.

  18. Bev J. says:

    Very pretty and I like the pearl in the bird’s eye! tfs

  19. Gorgeous, Sharon!!!! I actually participated for the first time in this challenge yesterday (not much time stamping, both of my girls are home) and let me tell you it is just like your challenges, ADDICTING!!! Love this bird and the ribbon is just perfect !!!!
    Hugs, Sabrina

  20. Danielle says:

    I LOVE this! CAS is perfect and I love the ribbon treatment and pearl eye! Wonderful!

  21. Rose Ann says:

    I LOVE the simplicity of this, and your beautiful ribbon!!

  22. marciad says:

    This is beautiful. I especially like the colors and ribbon.

  23. Ali says:

    Really pretty card – I love the bird’s eye – I must try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Elena says:

    So gentle! Love how you tied the ribbon!

  25. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Definitely clean and simple, but also FABULOUS!! TFS.

  26. leslierich says:

    This is simply refreshing to look upon. I love the blue and green combo — it feels so soothing to me. The gingham ribbon is just the perfect accent for this very pretty card.

  27. Nan G says:

    This is so great! I have this set and I love it and the colors you have chosen.

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