Mar 18 2010

Stamp Simply #131 – CAS Texture

CAS Texture— Adding texture to cards is fun.  Today let’s try to add texture, but still keep it clean and simple.  Those 2 challenges may seem to be incongruous, but let’s try!  I think we’ll get some pretty results!!!  Your texture can come in any form — embossing, distressing, adding embellishments for dimension — whatever you like — just add some fun texture to a CAS creation!!!

Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime131 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

Check out the samples today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Marlene Bender:  Heart Spring - March Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover (Barb is under the weather today and not able to play – take care and get better soon Barb!)

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my CAS creation with a bit of texture for today:


Clean and Simple — Quick and Easy!  My bit of texture comes in with the heat embossed flourishes from SU Baroque Motifs.  The design in this sheet of paper gives the appearance of texture, so I carried it through with a similar embossed flourish to add some actual texture, using Vanilla EP.   I was so pleased with how well that Baroque Motif flourish went with this paper.  It’s a sheet from the 6×6 Devonshire pad by Kaiser.  I just got it in and I’m going to LOVE this pad, SUCH pretty papers.  You can see my growing assortment of paper pads here.  Sentiment is from Thank You Kindly by SU.

The ribbon I used is my new 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon in Blue. It’s  a great match to the SU Bashful Blue used on this card.  This ribbon is available by the spool only, but as such is VERY reasonably priced!  It comes in 19 colors that can be seen here.

I truly love making cards that are this plain and simple.  I find it highly rewarding.  Hope you like it, too!!!  So glad you stopped in today and hope you can find some time to play along with us! 

Remember the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop beginning on Tuesday, 3/23.

And if you play along, please link to Mr. Linky below:

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Stamp Simply #131 – CAS Texture”

  1. cards4u says:

    Wow this is wonderful!! I’m a fan of plain and simple too – fits where I am right now : ) Have a Great Weekend!

  2. I LOVE it! Love the flourishes…. Very well done. Love the embossing too.

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW! This is gorgeous! Simple yet so elegant … just beautiful, Sharon!

  4. nancy littrell says:

    Such pretty texture and just love how your EB swirl goes so well with the swirl texture in your DP. Your bow is the perfect touch of embellishment. TFS

  5. Janine says:

    Just lovely Sharon!!

  6. Such a beauty, Sharon! 🙂 I LOVE this paper…the colors are AMAZING and the ribbon and swirl in the corning are the perfect touch. Thanks for another fun challenge! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. Bev J. says:

    Boy, that really added The finishing touch to your card-great idea to emboss the swirl. tfs

  8. jenny gropp says:

    Beautiful! Simply done and a stunning look! Love this collection from Kaiser!!

  9. KellyRae says:

    LOVE the combination of the embossed swirl (with its darling little bow) with the DP swirl. Awesome.

  10. Heidi Karpen says:

    Love this Sharon- so simple, yet perfect!

  11. Just lovely, Sharon! That swirl on the patterned paper is just perfect!

  12. Michele says:

    This is so beautiful!!!

  13. Sue (suen) says:

    Thanks for the challenge, Sharon! I tried to link my entry, but it said something about too many characters, so I hit enter, but it linked a previous card! So sorry about that! Here’s my card for this challenge.

  14. Sharon Banta says:

    A great challenge! I love the swirls, bow and colors on your card!
    I hope you can see my entry on my blog – I’m not really computer literate, and sometimes things go awry!

  15. Fun challenge- thanks!

  16. Beverley says:

    Sharon…I love making thank you cards…and this one is not only simple and elegant…but it’s also beautiful…and a perfect bow too…thanks for sharing it with us…a big thank you to Deb Neerman for hooking me up with this site…thanks Deb…have a stampin’ good day.

    Stampin’ HUGZ

  17. nancy littrell says:

    Here is my Chicadee punch texture card:

    I included the link to the tutorial for the really cute chicadee 🙂 Enjoy

  18. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my gosh, I missed this! Where was I? It’s absolutely gorgeous and so “you” Sharon! Love the blue bow and that gorgeous paper! You always amaze me with your talent!

  19. Love your inspiration card!

  20. SuAnne says:

    Beautiful – clean and simple. : ) Very beautiful.

  21. Nancy says:

    Wanted to get this posted sooner, but here is my card for this challenge:

  22. is really beautiful and nice

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