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Feb 12, 2022

A Clean and Simple Card with a Touch of Elegance

Hello and welcome!

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week it's my turn to host. I'd love for you to join in with my theme!

For this week I chose the theme of Clean and Simple with an option of Elegance. So if you like to challenge yourself a little bit more, you can include some Elegance on your  CAS card but any CAS entry will be just fine. We have 2 prizes this week, a  £15 store voucher from WOWVOW and a fabulous AALL and Create stencil from Colemans Craft Warehouse.

I do think most of my cards tend to be somewhat CAS so for this challenge I decided to go even simpler and left a lot of white space.

I struggled a bit with the "elegance" option but since I was the one who selected the theme I thought I should be including the option too :-) Finally remembered a Hero Arts stamp kit (February 2019 - now sold out) I received a few years ago and it's been a little while since I last used it, so out it came.

I started by adding a few score lines using a scoring tool. Then stamped the sentiment, an oldie from Stampin Up. Next I stamped the dancing couple from the Hero Arts kit onto a separate piece of card stock using Versafine Onyx ink and it's been cut out using the matching die which was part of the stamp kit. I wanted to add a piece of patterned paper, but then decided to keep it simpler and instead I used a thin strip of very sparkly card stock. If you're in the UK you can find similar card stock at WOWVOW. In the US you can find some options at Hero Arts (where my paper came from as part of another kit) and I also found this assorted glitter paper pack from DCWV also has some pretty glitter paper packs at Amazon and maybe your local craft store (if it's stocked better than mine!!)

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To finish it off, I adhered 3 shiny golden confetti pieces around the image which were part of the stamp kit as well.

You can see the sparkle and shine below. 

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Sarn said...

WOW - that’s a striking monochromatic card. Very elegant with your dancing couple and I love the shiny confetti & sparkly strip. The embossed lines were inspired. Must remember that idea!

Thank you very much for your kind words on the Allsorts challenge post today.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

You captured both elements of your theme her Ellie, it's certainly elegant and all that white space fits the CAS mould perfectly, it's really beautiful. Great theme as well, enjoyed creating for it.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Certainly a very elegant card Ellie and the monochrome colour scheme makes a bold design, love it.

Mervi said...

Fabulous cas design and black and white combo gives extra elegance;-))m

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh, Ellie, FABulous CAS card, trying to go more simple worked perfectly, xoxo

Pauline C said...

Wow Ellie this card truly showcases "less is more" - stunning and really effective
Pauline xx

kiwimeskreations said...

You really have fulfilled the challenge with this great cards Ellis - definitely CAS and elegant! Love it
Stay safe

Wendy L said...

Very beautiful and classy too, xx

Billie A said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love the design, black and white. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Cardz 4 Galz.

Francesca said...

Very nice card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!
Have a great day!

Linby said...

Fits your theme perfectly! Youv'e used the favourite set I never got too. Every time you use it I go scouring the auction site to see if anyone is selling it!

ScrappyHorses said...

Gorgeous CAS card and quite elegant with the bl/wh color theme and sparkle! (Don't you love it when you choose the theme and then wonder what to do with it! hahaha) Beautiful card! So happy you shared with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Cardsbymaaike said...

Very pretty, love the B&W and a bit of gold, gives it a classy look. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards.

Jenny L said...

Hi Ellie,
this is such and elegant card and beautiful CAS design.
Love the wonderful stamped couple and your touch of glitter and gold enhances the design.
Great idea the score lines are also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Lynda said...

Love the simplicity and elegance about this - the embossed lines are a great addition for and those confetti pieces surrounding the couple look fabulous - thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Amy Johnson said...

I think CAS cards can be the hardest, which is funny since they have the are suppose to be "simple". Love your elegant, CAS card. It's so romantic.

Joanne said...

Very simple and elegant. said...

Wow Ellie fabulous card love the design very dramatic. Love Alison xx

Tracy said...

It's fabulous, fits the theme so well, I love the elegance of it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lovely said...

Classy and elegant! Beautifully done.

Irish Cherokee said...

Just popped over from kiwimeskreations. I am a big fan of clean and simple. This is an excellent example of it. This is a very elegant card as well. Very nicely done.


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful Ellie

gr karin

Diane Louise J said...

You have made a beautiful card using a lovely design... Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Moving Along With The Times, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.
Diane Louise, Team Leader at MAWTT xx

NatureFootstep said...

I love your dancing couple. Reminded me of days long gone :)

Cazro said...

A beautiful CAS card. Sorry we are unable to consider this one, the Make it Sparkle was the previous challenge, the current challenge is/was Use Kraft. We look forward to you joining us again. Good luck in all of your other entries. Caz from Cardaz 4 Galz.