Stamped Just Because Card

Hi there! It's Friday! Is it bad that I can hardly say that without singing (to myself or out loud) a Friday-related song? Yikes. But in my defense, there are a lot of them lately. Anyway, it is Friday and that's definitely something to celebrate. The weather has been beautiful lately and I can't wait to spend some time outside this weekend with some of my favorite people. 

Today, I've got a clean and graphic card to share with you. "Clean and graphic" isn't a style I feel that I have a natural ability for, but I'm a huge fan of those who can master it so beautifully. So, I gave it a whirl with this stamped card using all American Crafts stamps (I just love their stamp designs – perfect for card-making).



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Clear stamps: American Crafts

Rhinestones: My Little Yellow Bicycle

I must admit I am pleased with how this card turned out, but I definitely need a better black marker to make those lines a bit crisper. To ink the stamps, I used my trusty sponge applicator and applied the pink color first then the green and tried to blend the two a bit. And I couldn't resist a couple of rhinestones to finish it off. 

So that's my clean and graphic attempt – it's definitely a fun challenge and I want to keep trying to get out of my box a bit and experiment with more graphic designs. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Friday!


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    Lindsay Amrhein
    August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Very very nice Kalyn! I love the two toned sprigs and the pen line! This card is perfection!

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    August 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful card, Kalyn!! Love the frame and the CAS design…it didn’t look like a challenge! Now you have me thinking about a sponge applicator–never thought of that, but I love the results. Have a great weekend and enjoy the great weather!

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    August 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Gorgeous CAS card! Love those bold colours, this is one of my favourite sets!

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    holly AKA kopykat
    August 13, 2011 at 12:58 am

    This is so cute! I love it

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    Susie Wittwer
    August 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful card! Also, I wanted to let you know that I CASE’d your card. I’ve posted on my blog, with a link back to this post.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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