I have found a new challenge blog and have played along a couple times. It is called Keep It Simple. I struggle doing simple cards. I love to do lots and lots and LOTS of stuff on a card. The post office loves me - I think personally card makers will keep the post office in business with the extra money we spend on postage to mail our cards.
The current challenge at Keep It Simple is to use stickers. I have two favorite sticker companies. SRM Stickers have the best sentiment stickers and they also have some small images (the daisy on this card is from SRM Stickers along with the sentiment). Penny Black also has wonder image stickers which help you make a great card very easily. The card at this link uses a Penny Black sticker image and a SRM sentiment.
As I said I struggle with CAS cards. I have thousands of sheets of white card stock which are recycled from commencement programs. It cuts down on my cost so much. The card base and the dry embossed card front are recycled card stock. I used my Silhouette to cut out the flower shape in the center of my front. After it was cut out I dry embossed the front. I did cut 3 flowers out of regular white card stock with no texture on it. They are layered together to add just a little dimension to the flower. I colored the top layer with Copics. I then glued it in opening. I had used all the big sentiments on a Thank You sticker sheet from SRM Stickers and have all these daisies left over so wanted to find a way to use them. I thought I needed a pop of color so added the pinkish red mat and also put my daisy sticker on top of it. The sentiment and daisy are pop dotted for some extra dimension. I added a pearl in the center of the daisy. Thank you card done. I kept it simple or at least simple for me.
Everyone enjoy your Sunday. I must go to the grocery store and clean my card making area since I am taking the Stretch Your Stamps Online class. Looking forward to it. I never thought you could take an online card class - well - I prefer to take an online class from this group than to go to a in person class. Fantastic value for your money.