Simplifying a Sketch

This weeks sketch challenge at StampNation was a tough one for me!  You all know I am a Clean & Simple stamper through and through, right?!  Well, look at the sketch and you'll know why I struggled.

The sketch above is based on a card Catherine made a few months ago.  Her card was amazing, but I just couldn't figure out how to incorporate so many layers!!  After throwing away about three attempts, I took a step back and re-evaluated the sketch.  I decided to replace the background layers with stamped images, which allowed me to create a somewhat CAS card.  That made me happy :)

If you want more tips on how to create CAS cards, join StampNation!!!  We have a forum dedicated to Clean and Simple Stamping.  You'll learn about White Space, Balance, One Layer Cards and SO much more!!!

I hope to see you there :)

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree (SU), Winter Penguin & Christmas Poinsettia (PTI)
Ink:  Real Red, Lucky Limeade (SU!), True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories:  Label Layers 4 die (Wp9), Winter Penguin (PTI), Bakers Twine (SU!)


Mum of 4 said...

You already know I love your take on this sketch! It is awesome! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen this is such a gorgeous card, I love how you created your background.

Lynn said...

Oh la la. I feel a CASE coming on. This is awesome Maureen!

Patricia said...

a very good idea.. the bird is so cute...

Viktoriya said...

very elegantly!