CASology has selected a nice and easy cue for everyone this week!
Everyone has a stamp-set, NBUS or otherwise, that they can use for this challenge! And you will want to play because we have the wonderful Stamplorations sponsoring us!
I was inspired to go quasi-minimalist this week, particularly after I saw this amazing card of Virginia Lu’s.
My card is not true-minimalist. From what I can gather from its definition, Minimalism is about extreme simplification of form. I have certainly broken a few rules, but as a CAS-loving girl, with much to learn, I was inspired by the challenge of working out how much I could strip away from an image without its identity being lost. So, I came up with this ‘birthday cake’:
All my rectangles have been created using the backs of stamps. The patterns and sentiments have been heat-embossed in white. I used some pearly heat-embossing powder on the candle, and then hand-cut the flame in JAC paper, before covering it in gold glitter. It looks great in the light!
And that’s my foray into minimalism…(ahem)!
Thanks for visiting!
Please check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with:
Hazel Hodgkins (you are here)
Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)
And Guest Designer: Hannelie
- Cardstock: Whisper White (SU!)
- Stamps: backs of ‘My Cup of Tea’ (Clearly Besotted); WTF (CASual Fridays)
- Inks: Strawberry Slush; Coastal Cabana; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding; Versa-mark (SU!)
- Other: White Embossing Powder (SU); Plum Pearls Embossing Powder (Stampin’ Stuff) JAC adhesive paper; gold glitter