There is a Clean and Simple (CAS) Guest Design Team Challenge right now over on Splitcoaststampers.  Here is the card that I made for it.

After stamping both the guitar image and the sentiment, the image panel was embossed using Star Nestabilities.

(Tip: It’s almost always best to stamp the images first before embossing over them.)

Another sentiment was stamped on the inside, too.  Fun!

This next card is one that I made for one of two brother-in-law birthdays this month.  LOVE this plaid edger punch!

The grasses are stamped directly onto the designer paper on the card front.  The second half of the sentiment is likewise stamped directly onto the designer paper on the inside of the card.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week.  Thanks so much for dropping by.

Happy Crafting!

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Guitar Birthday Card
Stamps: Inkadinkado Rock Star and Greetings
Papers: PTI Select White and True Black
Inks: Archival Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Rhinestone; Star Nestabilities

Grasses Birthday Card
Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature; Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments
Papers: Papertrey Ink Basic Black and Blueberry Sky; SU Very Vanilla and Blueberry Crisp Designer Series
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Always Artichoke; White Gel Pen
Accessories: EK Success Plaid Edger Punch; Grosgrain Ribbon; Eyelet

21 Responses to “Design Team Challenge”

  1. Susan these are two of THE BEST CAS cards evah!!!! Your birdie one is gorgeous and the guitar one TOTALLY ROCKS!!! :)

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting that Inspired by Nature set. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Your cards are inspirational! Love your fabulous CAS!

  4. These are both great!! I love the embossed star, and yeah that plaid edge is awesome!

  5. Two fabulous masculine cards!

  6. VERY CAS! Like this challenge card. The BIL card is a little different for me. Blue with black is a stretch for my color comfort zone! But I like it!

  7. I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVE the guitar card! I LOVE how you added that star impression, and the single red gemstone! That plaid border punch is a first for me, but I think it will perfectly match the plaid ef I just added to my stash :)

  8. Susan this is just FABULOUS, I LOVE it!!!~

  9. Susan,

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the guitar and star.
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my JustRite challenge card.

  10. Both cards look incredible. Love the dry embossed star with the guitar on top.
    Hugs and smiles

  11. AWESOME looking cards, Susan! I especially love the guitar with the embossed star….SUPER cool! :)

  12. Both are beautiful cards. The embossing after stamping the guitar is very effective.

  13. OH MY Gosh…I finally found a card that my son would love! CAS guitar card is outstanding…YOU ROCK! Great birthday card as well! Haven’t seen that border punch before!

  14. Thanks bunches for the “male” inspiration. My son would love that guitar card. My week started with a very busy day at work. I am hoping the rest of the week is calmer.

  15. Clean and fabulous! Love the embossing…such an amazing effect! The border punch is perfect on the second. Two gorgeous cards!

  16. Very cool guitar card! Love the embossed star — perfect! And just look at the electric shine on that rhinestone! Your second card is perfect for a man of quiet and gentle spirit. What a great border punch! Oh, stop! The last thing I need is more enabling!

  17. Simply beautiful! Love how embossed the star! What a clever idea! And plaid border punch looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Susan! :) Your cards always inspire!

  18. very cool, great effect having the star embossed in the background and I haven’t seen that punch yet, good one for guy cards!

  19. My goodness! These are just “rockin’ ” cool!
    Love the embossing with the guitar … and yeah, you’re right …. That punch on your 2nd delight gives a too-cool look!

    :o) Bev

  20. Love that guitar image…perfect card for a teenage boy! Those are so hard to come up with.

  21. Love the card with the guitare, the idea of just embossing the star is gorgeous!!!

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