Sunday, January 29, 2012

Clean and Simple Valentine

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to make a Clean and Simple card.  We want you to keep your layers to just a few.  I'm super excited for this challenge because I've been working on making more CAS cards.

Stamps:  Monkey Love, Whimsical Words
Paper:  Kraft, Baja Breezes, In Color Designer Paper
Ink:  Memento Black, Brown & tan Copic Markers, Black Sharpie, Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch

I used the adorable Monkey Love stamp set from Totally Stampalicious for the image and sentiment.    I fussy cut the cute monkey out using my little Fiskars scissors.  I could use a bit more practice on the fussy cut technique but I do think it looks better against the red background this way.

For the layout, I enlisted the help of this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge sketch.  You can find the challenge HERE or by clicking on the sketch image below.

I decided it would be fun to decorate the inside of this card too.  Here's a look at the inside......

The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration set.  It reads You're never more than a Thought away.

CFC37 Sketch Challenge
Monkey Love Stamp Set

I'm including this card in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday's CFC37 - Sketch
Paper Sundaes Challenge 105 - Valentine

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my CAS Valentine card!  I hope you get a chance to play along with our CAS challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!  Check out the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more great CAS inspiration!



Virgo5 said...

Oh he's so handsome, great one

Julie I found the fussy cutting was a lot easier once I got the little scissors from Stampin Up!

Benzi said...

Oh, you're doing a great job with the CAS cards. I think clean and simple was made just for you. I love the little monkey and the inside is really pretty with the little hearts at the bottom.

Have a good day!

Maria Levine said...

How cute is he? Love that set Julie! Nice job on the cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute, cute monkey, great card.

Karen B. said...

I saw the sketch right away, what a great take on the challenge! Love your colors and your card in general.

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGosh...this is adorable inside and out.....cute V Day card

Lori said...

Awesome Valentine's Day card, Julie! You rocked this CAS challenge :)