Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mo's Challenge #184

(Clean and Simple)

That's the  theme for Mo's Challenge that our hostess, Anja, has for us this week.
I have a hard time making cards with a lot of stuff on them, but the same is true for 'clean and simple' cards!
 I guess I'm more a 'middle of the road' card maker! I love both styles, but just can't seem to pull either off to my satisfaction. I envy designers who create beautiful cards on either end of the spectrum!

This card uses "Big Present", and I paper-pieced the gift using digital paper. When using digital paper, there's little to no waste. I just print the image as usual, print a piece of digital paper that's big enough to cover the desired area, then print the image over it. It's a nice technique to use when you have a large area that you'd rather not have to color.

Images: "Big Present" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Stamped sentiment from PrintWorks

Tools: Copics, White gel pen, MS Hydrangea punch, SU! Mambo Melon ink pad, Mounting tape, Glue Dots

Paper: SU! Mambo Melon CS, Neenah white, Digital DPs

Embellishments: Tiny pearl cabochons

Please join us for this week's Mo's Challenge! Just use at least one of Mo's fabulous images on your card or project for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate for Mo's Digital Pencil!

We'll be looking for you!


  1. Hey there sweet friend!! You definitely rocked this week's CAS theme!! I adore the papers you used in this little masterpiece...and your paper-piecing is perfection! This Mo image is so cute...and that little girl's face just cracks me up! Gorgeous card, hon!! Hugssss. Pat

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! Love the paper pieceing and all the pretty pink! You most certainly rocked this challenge!
    Kat xx

  3. Precious Elaine. This is such a fun image with her pushing that HUGE present. Lovely example of CAS. Hugs!

  4. This is just beautiful Elaine, You nailed the CAS love how you framed it with those tiny flowers.


  5. I totally love your card, Elaine! And don't worry, it's pretty CAS with gorgeous eye catchers! ;-) The paper piecing looks great as well as your entire card!

    Hugs, Anja

  6. How cute! Love the sketch you used and of course darling image!

  7. Elaine!
    Your card is so dang cute. Love the mini flowers.