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I got so caught up in the Blog Tour yesterday I didn’t get a lot of time to stamp. I wanted to have something to post today so I decided a Clean and Simple Challenge was the way to go. Last week I missed a lot of challenges so it was time to try to catch up. This card was made based on this bedding from JC Penny’s.  I love the simplicity of black and white, but I was drawn to the framed print above the bed and wanted to recreate that.  I started with a 4 1/4 X 11 piece of Whisper White card stock and then layered it with a 4 X 5 1/4″ piece of Basic Black and again with a 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White.  I embossed a frame on the top piece of Whisper White using my Fiskars cutter with scoring tool.  Then to make it more pronounced I went over the lines with my Bone Folder.  The circle is the 3rd from the outside on my coluzzle.  I simply attached Basic Black, Going Gray and Basic Gray circles that were punched out with the 3/4″ circle punch.  I stamped on an extra Basic Gray one with Whisper White ink and the Sweet Serendipity stamp set.  I put a vintage brad through the center and have it up on a dimensional.  I simply trimmed the edges of the circles overlapping the coluzzle circle with paper snips.  The circle is then attached with dimensionals.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment from Smarty Pants. 

I finished the entire card in about 15 minutes and some of that was spent finding the show Colin wanted to watch.  We are in for a rainy week, so hopefully I’ll get a lot of stamping done. 

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased on my Demonstrator Website: http://igotstamps.stampinup.net
Stamps: Smarty Pants, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White craft
Accessories: 3/4″ circle punch, coluzzle, fiskars scoring blade, stamp-a-ma-jig

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6 responses »

  1. Love the retro vibe of this one! Fabulous 🙂

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is clever. Love it.

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  3. This is such a fun card! I love it! I have the Smarty Pants set and have never used it! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to pull it out from the bottom of the pile!

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  4. Great card Jenn! I love the circles within the circle idea! I will have to CASE this for sure!
    – Mandy

    PS. Check out this link:
    http://messagesfrommandy.blogspot.com/2009/04/few-awards.html

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  5. Shelly Schmidt

    Great retro card! I went back to blog tour #4 and this one- you have won 2 blog candies already……Lucky you! That was fun and it was nice chatting with you on the LNS group yesterday. Everyone is very friendly! Great blog hop

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  6. Wow! This is very cool! The striking, graphic appeal of it! Fantastic job!

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