Saturday, 19 July 2014

Making The Simple Complicated

Hello.  Welcome.  The weatherman got it right!  We are melting.  Me and my furry friends.  Gotta feel sorry for the fur balls.  It's just too hot to be a bunny.  Even in the shade.  What really gets me is one throws itself down, flat out, and the others come and lay right on top so you end up with a pile of rabbits.  I keep expecting the one underneath to try and escape or die of heat stroke but it hasn't happened yet.  Bunnies do it together.   

It's time to check out the inspiration from PaperArtsy and this week Joanne Wardle made a balck and kraft CAS card.  Love it!  Mine?  Not so CAS.........

So working with a black base card and a kraft panel I used my most favouritest Cheery Lynn border die, Tiny Bubbles Border.  Then I stuck the kraft panel and the die cut onto the black base card.  Nice

I stamped flowers and stems using PaperArtsy JM34 and ELB04 using black archival ink and fussy cut.  I love this kraft paper.  Look at that lovely black.  It stamps so perfectly.   The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Subway Art Builders Create set.  And because I had abandoned the idea of CAS and single layers I decided to use a clear Wink of Stella all over my flowers.  Love the black and tan.....

Joining the fun at

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Keep safe.  Hugs


  1. Beautiful, my fave card of the week!

  2. Beautifully made card Gail and the bubble border looks great with your design. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

  3. Gail, I love the idea of putting both pieces of kraft back on the black card stock. Very striking look. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  4. love it - the border and flowers are so effective - it really stands xx

  5. Gorgeous!!! xxx

  6. I love your diversion! So clever!! Must look up about that Wink of Stella - it looks interesting! Chris :-)

  7. love the color combo and good luck in the challenges

  8. What a striking card Gail - I love the black and kraft combo. Thanks for joining at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  9. This turned out amazing! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!


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