Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Deconstructed Card, TSSC332 & FM177

Hi, Friends! I've titled this card My Deconstructed Card because that is exactly what I did to it; put it together and then took it apart. This card originally had a Mossy Meadow card base, embossed background, a big crumpled up leaf and some swoopy loops of Linen Thread. I hated it! One by one I started removing ingredients, and I wound up with a much more CAS card, and I must say I prefer this version. I've been gravitating more and more to clean and simple cards, not so much because they are easier, but more calming. However, maybe tomorrow you'll see a card on my blog loaded with layers, and piles of ribbon and glitter! Depends upon my mood! 

I love the sketch by Mary Jo at the TSSC Sketch Challenge this week, and thank her so much for selecting this card last week! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Mary Jo!

I'm also playing along with Friday Mashup where the challenge this week is to: Create a project using the "Sketch", or Create a project with "Leaves", or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Leaves using the Sketch". I didn't use the sketch but I think I have plenty of leaves!

After I took apart my original creation, this turned out to be a super easy card. The only thing stamped is the sentiment, and my one embellishment is an Autumn Wooden Element tied off with a bit of frayed Gold Baker's Twine. I adhered it to my card with a bit of Liquid Tombo Adhesive.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Good Greetings
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper: Color Me Autumn
Ink Pads: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Autumn Wooden Elements, Gold Baker's Twine

Thanks for visting! Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

I love this! So simple yet so pretty! I particularly love this sketch of Mary Jo's too!

Nancy Farrell said...

Sandy, this card reads just like you sound. Ha. Ha. I love it and calm is a great word.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

I love your deconstructed fall card, Sandy. Definitely love that it's CAS too. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

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Shannon Jaramillo said...

I don't come here to comment as often as I should, but I just love your work and this card is da bomb! Totally going to case it:) Love!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, how wonderful that you followed Coco Chanel's advice about removing elements before leaving the house... or, in this case, finishing your card :-) I LOVE the finished card and the white background is perfect.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this Sandy - CAS cards aren't always easier it's true, but this one was worth the effort!

MJ said...

Funny that you took it all apart, love the simplicity of this! It is really beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!