Saturday, 28 January 2012

simply stampin' challenge week 44

So now that I am back to blogging I am also back to the Simply Stampin' Challenges - sorry for my lack of participation over the last couple of months - hopefully the other design team members will understand!

This week's challenge is a Colour Combo Challenge. The colours are...

What lovely earthy colours, and here is what I created -

Earthy Vintage

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, River Rock
Cardstock: Very Vanilla 
Punch: Postage Stamp

So this is just a really simple little card using the Fresh Vintage Sale-A-Bration set. This one would definitely be one you could whip up on mass! I stamped the large floral flourish in River Rock and then added the border strip in Early Espresso on a separate piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I brushed the edges of the card strip on the Early Espresso ink pad to just give it the very slightest hint of definition. I really wanted to make a clean vintage card this time - I banned the sponges! I coloured in the postage stamp, punched it out with the postage stamp punch and then did the same technique of brushing the edges on the ink pad. Finally after adhering the pieces together I added a little sentiment in the bottom corner. Voila! 

I hope you liked it! Please make your way over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to see the other design team's creations and then enter your own make! I can't wait to see what you come up with (and don't forget, if you don't have the exact colours, just use the closest ones you do have!) 

Happy Crafting!

Amanda xo 


  1. Great to see you back Amanda, and you've come back with a fab card!! I always admire CAS cards because I am rubbish at them, this one is beautiful!! I love the way you've kept most of the stamping in one area.
    Kelly xx

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! Love those earthy colours

  3. This is stunning Amanda, a perfect CAS creation and showcases that SAB set beautifully! I can't wait to get my inky mitts on that stamp set! Very nice to see you back! Ruth x

  4. I love the way the 'stamp' is the main feature of this card and the coloring on it is beautiful!

  5. Loving the simplicity of the card, it has worked with the colours perfectly! Nice to have you back on board! Kirei x

  6. Thanks guys! I've really missed doing the challenges, its nice to be back! x

  7. Beautiful CAS card. It really stands out. Love the way you've put it all together. x