Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Papaya Collage, Clean and Simple

Greetings, Stampers! Your eyes are not fooling you; I have the simplest of cards to share with you today. I've combined the color challenge from Dynamic Duos with the Simply Less is More Recipe Challenge. I've tried playing with Less is More before, but must admit it is a true challenge for me as I tend to be a "more is more" kind of girl, LOL!  I kind of like the way it came out, though. Even though the ingredient list is small, I think it's an elegant card. What do you think?

So, as I said, the colors were provided by Dynamic Duos: Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery. I've really been enjoying their challenges and can't wait to see what the new colors are every week!

Take 3 Challenges

The Less is More Challenge is a Recipe Challenge: to combine any three of their other challenges. Though this card could have worked with others, I chose:
Week 18: Monochrome
Week 25: Button or Ribbon
Week 32: Seeing Double

No explaining really necessary here. I stamped the image twice, once in Certainly Celery that I stamped off once, and a second time in Always Artichoke. The greeting was stamped in Artichoke, also, and the tiniest bit of ribbon and Designer Paper kept things a little interesting.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Papaya Collage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Paisley Petals (r)
Ink Pads: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for visiting today!



  1. Lovely CAS card Sandy, I like how you put the design elements together to make it interesting. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

  2. I can't even tell that it is out of your comfort zone - it is truly lovely! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  3. This is fabulous Sandy. It looks great in those monochromatic tones.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. Beautiful card, Sandy. Lovely composition and I really like those stamps! Sue x

  5. Mmm, mmm, mmm, it is a beautiful and elegant CAS card, Sandy! Good for you! I love it.

  6. Beautiful card! Love the CAS layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  7. I think you've passed the simplicity challenge with flying colors! :) This is beautiful and I really like the layout! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  8. Fabulous card Sandy
    Love the branch design

    Thank you
    mandi LIM

  9. Beautiful design! Thanks for sharing this with us at Dynamic Duos!

  10. Sandy,
    This card is quite attractive! I would love to go to your blog site more as you are a really talented lady! I live in Wheaton, IL. so can not come to see you but I will "peek" every now and then on your site! Well done!