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.


Supplies:
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!

Julie 

7 comments:

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 :)