Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wasabi & a Challenge

I really do love a beautiful single layer and/or CAS (clean and simple) card! I really think it makes a statement, and is always perfect for a Sympathy or Thinking of You card. This is my latest sampling:

Images ©Stampin' Up! ®1990-2008

Stamps: Essence of Love
Card Stock: Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

The DD/DDA has a monthly challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I haven't participated in the last couple of them, but when I heard that owls were the focus this month...I decided that I *must* play along. This adorable image was given to me by my friend, Donna (thanks Donna!) It's from the Gina K. Designs set, Owl Always Love You!

Challenge Focus: Owls
Required Element: Texture (Mine is my weaved ribbon.)
Restricted Element: No crystals, rhinestones, or Dew Drop-type embellishments
Gallery located at : SCS DD/DDA challenge DCWH508

I chose to do the ribbon weaving for my texture. I was thinking of doing a little tutorial soon, if enough people are interested. What do you think?

Stamps: Owl Always Love You! (Gina K. Designs)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brown (?), Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: Photo Corner punch, Bitty Brads (CTMH), Paper Piercing tool/template/mat, 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip & Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4 inch Scor-Tape, Dotto, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderful Tuesday!!

42 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Rose Ann I always love your cards. I love the clean and simple look of the first one - so beautiful. Wow that is amazing how you did the ribbon - just adorable. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, your single layer CAS card is beautiful. I love the look of them but I just can't seem to pull it off...so you know what? I'll have to CASE you on it...hope that is okay?
Your owl card is a hoot :) The weaved ribbon is fabulous!!!
Have a super day!

Cindy Haffner said...

Rose Ann I love both your cards, clean and beautiful, and your owls are a hoot.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I added you to my blog roll hope that's O.K. And yes by all means add me if you want. Hugs Cindy

dpkennedy said...

I love the checkerboard on the owl card-so clever! The CAS card is great...love those kind!

beate said...

Rose Ann, your Wasabi card is beautiful! I will have to case it. I am in love!
Your owl card is wonderful as well. Love your weaved ribbon and your owls. You can't go wrong with owls.
Have a great day! Hugs and smiles

Well Said Cards said...

I love the color green, so I just love these cards! I love the simplicity of the first one, but they're both beautiful.

Meridith Anne said...

Great cards Rose Ann! I love that CAS card...it's just lovely!

Nancy said...

Rose Ann, I love your one layer card! So stunning!!

Lauren said...

I do love the CAS style. You rocked it. Great RAK too.

Jessica said...

Your CAS card is perfect! I need to start focusing on CAS cards just so I can make a bunch to have on hand.

Melissa said...

Oooh! That Wasabi thinking of you card is lovely!

Many Blessings,
M.

Becca said...

Oh so classic!! I love the simplicity of this card and it reminds me that sometimes less is more. You hit a home run here.

musingsofanaddict said...

What a stunning one layer card! I love it :)

jackiestamps4fun said...

What a beautiful one-layer card! It's strikingly gorgeous! And your owl one is adorable as well!

Alexandra said...

That first card is so classy and elegant - just beautiful Rose Ann! As for the owls, it made me smile, totally a cute card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Wendy said...

Both cards are awesome, Rose Ann! Love the clean & simple look of your first card. Your second card is too cute with those owls! I love the ribbon weaving! Yes, please do a tutorial on that! LOL

Have a great day!
Wendy

Marlou said...

two beautiful cards RoseAnn love the owls really tweet :) x

Donna said...

both cards are great - but I adore your owl card! the weaved ribbon is so awesome, a tutorial would be cool if you have the time.

shel9999 said...

I love the simplicity of the first card! So pretty! And I love your owls! Very cool weave too!

Deborah said...

I was chatting with my DD when I opened up your blog and there is this beautiful CAS card! Perfect for the situation we were discussing! It was amazing! Your SCS diry gals card is wonderful! I love the basketweave ribbon layer! Take care. Hugs, Deb

Janine said...

Beautiful sympathy card...That image is so gorgeous!

Julie Masse said...

These are awesome Rose Ann!! LOVE that no layer - the color is perfect! and what adorable owls!! :)

Chelle said...

Love the woven ribbon - I'd love to see a tutorial!

Allison said...

This is one terrific card with the Essence of Love set...so CASE-ing it!

Nancy Riley said...

GREAT cards, Rose Ann! I too like the single layer cards but rarely think of making them! Love the wasabi! Your ribbon weaving on the owl card is awesome!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I agree! A simple one-layer card can't be beat! Your wasabi and white one is so pretty! And your owl card is spectacular! I just love that woven ribbon panel!

peanutbee said...

Rose Ann, these cards are awesome. I just ordered the Essence set (impatiently stalking Mr. Brown) and love it in wasabi, especially with the striped ribbon. I like single layer cards too.

Your owl card is too cute. I don't own any owl stamps, but I love this pair from Gina K. Awesome layout!

Beth said...

I'm trying so... hard to resist both of those stamp sets but you are making it so hard for me! I, too, admire a single layered card- such clean elegant lines yours has! As always, you leave me with much inspiration!

Fabrizio said...

Love both the owls' card and the clean design one too. Stunning work, I really like your creations.

angie said...

hey girl,
I'm a fan of your clean and simple cards!! love it! Cute owl card too :) ribbon weaving...hmm...never done that, will watch for your tutorial.

kathleenh said...

Adorable! I love the olive and chocolate together. Just perfect for this owl card!

Carolyn King said...

oh this is too cute. I love those owls and your design is awesome!

sophia landry said...

These are gorgeous Rose Ann!! I love the simplicity of the first one ( so effective ) and the second one is just amazing with the ribbon weaving and the fabulously colored owls! Love both of them!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Amazing cards!!! I really like the design of the first one. Gotta try it!

:-)

Bethany Paull said...

I really love your one layer card. It packs so much punch with those gorgeous colors and ribbon.

Debbie Olson said...

Both are lovely, Rose Ann, but the clean simplcity ofthe first is stunning!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I ADORE that Essence of Love card. . .so simple but gorgeous! Your owl card is adorable too! Love the ribbon weaving!

Mary Bennett said...

Hi Rose Ann,
You really made a hit with these cards as usual right?
Yes, I would really love to have you do a tutorial on the weaving of the ribbon on the wasabi card. It is pretty.
You do such nice clean cut styles.
mary

Leslie Miller said...

Love your simple Wasabi and white card with that gorgeous image! I'm really feeling the love for the simple cards lately. Your owl card is absolutely adorable!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are so beautifully done, Rose Ann. I love that fabulous floral image from Essence of Love. As you have just shown, it does make a wonderful CAS card. And the owls are so adorable on your second card. The ribbon weaving is a total *WOW*!!

Jane said...

Both are great cards. But honestly, the one that really draws my attention...is the single layer card. Love the colors you chose and the simple elegance of it.

Jane

Angel W said...

The top card I ADORE!!! THAT is my kind of card! And I love the OWLS! How fun!