Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Hip to be Square...and Simple






This week Stampotique are sponsoring CAS-ual Fridays who have set the theme of Square cards. CAS stands for Clean and Simple , which most of my work tends not to be lol...so I made a real effort keeping this one as clean as a whistle.

 A simple card with 3 punched out squares revealing the coloured inner. The Bee image is the tiny Bee that is part of a double stamp(Medium Bee plus Tiny Bee on the side) from my range at Stampotique. The other stamp in the set is a larger version of the same image. A very handy duo. The wording is also one of my collection 'World All Her Own'.

 I had a go at making a few more quick makes whilst I had the cards and stamps out... This one is a one layer card using one of Stampotiques Quails Cube (you get four different Quails...the clues in the name...cube...lol) and the Wish word. I pencilled in a shadow reflection from the word to give the image a bit of solidity and substance.
 As it happens Less is More challenge are running a OLC Fur and Feathers theme...does this count? Its a bird? But its feathers are squared lol I drew the heart hanging from it's beak. in hind sight I should have stopped with the ink pad to card method when it was just on the right hand corner...but stupidly I did a swoosh on the spine of the card which was an 'epic fail!' as my 9 year old would say. :0) Live and learn.




And onto the next...using this diva wearing the most fabulous dress (I used to have one like this, minus the wings, when I was about 22. Loved it. I have used part of the text stamp World All Her Own again for the wording. Finished off with a torn strip of pink paper.




Here are the three together. Nice to make some simple quickies once in a while- handy for little everyday cards/notelets etc


Thanks for dropping by... Have a wonderful weekend. It's beautifully sunny here.

37 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards Jo. !st is my fav xx Jan

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Love the bird card, happy Saturday,

Rebecca x

TAM said...

Brilliant set of cards - think first is my favourite too

Grenouille Greetings said...

These are three lovely cards! I especially like your chicken. Great inking! I just know that if I tried to get that level of subtlety, I'd get it wrong. Oh - and I LOVE the name of your blog! Brilliant! Hugs, Lesley

Kathyk said...

Super duper collection - hard to pick a fave you know!

Happy Saturday

Kathyk

Carol Q said...

lovely Jo - the background paper on the first card really sets off the whole thing and how effective is the shadowing on the "wish" stamp?!

Evil Edna said...

wow those are so simple and beautiful.EE

Deb said...

Love all of your cards, Jo. You did a fantastic job keeping it CAS!

flutterbycrafter said...

All three cards are fabulous, but the first one is my favourite xx

Chris said...

Brilliant cards, especially like the 'wish' one!
Chris
x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jo, Three happy cards, love all, clever inking, xxx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous cards.. my fav is the first one mainly cos I identify with the "epic fail" .. I might have to steel your daughters phrase.
suzi b :)

Mandi said...

Hi Jo
Your LIM card is fabulous and certainly acceptable as feathers...chequered or otherwise!
The shadow effect, inspired
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fab cards, Jo. I particularly love the simplicity of the squares card. I am a huge fan of squares :0)

Siobhan Brignull said...

love them all Jo, simply brilliant oxo

Happy Days said...

Love your square aperture card, really effective with the peek a boo colour showing through.

Your epic fail is only noticeable to you! You'd have got away with that one - infact lets be honest you have got away with it, it's a fab card ;o)

Brilliant third card too!

Claire x

Chrissie said...

Simply fabulous cards Jo.
All wonderful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely cards there Jo, but I have to say the Bee one is my favourite, but you didn't need me to say that ey! Gotta love my bees!
xx

Lottie said...

Truly fabulous cards. What a flash of creativity with the punched out squares and the stamped bee - you are so inventive and original.So too are the other two cards - love the chicken - I have that stamp - so should have a go at using one of the others in the set. And your last one - well she's a stunner.

I think my favourite - by a feather - is the cut out squares one - as I've not seen one like it before xx

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, love the first one with the splash of color behind your squares.

Chris Arlington said...

these are lovely elegant, clean cards. Great !

By the way I went to Itkupulli website for some help.
I think I got it, if you have trouble email me. maybe I can help

GinaA said...

Great set of cards, the quail one is my favorite, the wish stamp is stunning.

Suze Bain said...

A fab trio. Love how you've decorated the inside of the square one and the quirky quail is definitely not a fail! x

Gillian said...

What fab cards, love them all

Margie said...

Great cards and for "simple" they are all very effective.

Debs M said...

great makes x

Marrigje said...

All 3 are great cards. I couldn't pick a favorite.

Marrigje

Karen Nutkins said...

Love, love, love the first card - absolutely stunning.

Susan said...

Jo, you've created 3 great cards this week! LOVE the one with the bee...the inside is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Fabulous cards Jo - definitely love the first one; the inside paper makes it so different.

Karen x

joanne wardle said...

I knew that bird card was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail on less is more. Love all of these cards. You do cas your own way and I love it.

joanne wardle said...

I knew that bird card was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail on less is more. Love all of these cards. You do cas your own way and I love it.

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous cards all of these cards are very beautiful

Lynn said...

What an awesome set of cards...love the one with the squares punched out to show the pops of color. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Aileen said...

Super cards. x

Lisa A. said...

What beautiful work!! I especially love the CAS-ual Friday's challenge card...stunningly BEAUTIFUL!! Wow!! So happy you joined the challenge:)!!

Shar said...

Very cool! Love all of these fab cards!