Saturday, 4 April 2015

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance

I needed a card for a colleague who is rather stylish and one of my new digis (can one ever have too many digis?) Party Frock from All Dressed Up was just perfect for an elegant yet simple card.

I wanted to keep the card fairly CAS as that’s also the recipient’s style and the current sketch over at Friday Sketch was the ideal layout to achieve that look.  I just used lace and ribbon for the horizontal elements and let the layers of plain paper add the interest.  I did add in some pearl embellies as I couldn’t let it go too plain and they were the third element for the current Dream Valley challenge.  Can you believe I couldn’t find any black pearls in my stash, surely one of the basics of any craft stash so I had to colour some white ones!

As my card also features an All Dressed Up image I am also entering it in the current challenge over at their challenge blog where the theme is always the easy peasy anything goes.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Lips R39
Hair E40, E42, E81, Y21, Y23 YR30
Outfit N5, N7, N9, R27, R29, R46, R59, R89, 100
Queen & Co Pearls ~ Snowflake (coloured with Copic 100)
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Clear, Red & Sand
Bazzill Cardstock Smoothies ~ Cherry Splash
Ribbons & Trims etc
Satin Ribbon Red from stash
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I adore this so very much!!
    Just beautiful..
    Love, love, love your CAS style too.

    Thank you so much for joining us at All Dressed Up and good luck!

  2. Great CAS card!
    Love this digi!
    Thank you so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!!

  3. Beautiful card you made! I like how you take our sketch. Thanks tor joining at Friday Sketch :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  4. Wow this is so pretty. Love how you have kept it CAS. Thanks ever so much for joining us at All Dressed Up.

    *All Dressed Up DT*

  5. Gorgeous CAS image I love how this pops off the page it is so elegant! thanks for joining our challenge at all dressed up - hope to see you again soon! x

  6. This is FABULOUS Emily!! I love the CAS look, and the red and black are perfect! I really like how you did the ribbon on the sides. Just beautiful!! So glad you joined us at All Dressed Up challenges.

  7. Oh this is so gorgeous. Love how the CAS design poppes this one up. Love your colour choice and design. Thanks for playing at
    All Dressed Up and good luck. Please pop by later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member and coordinator at All Dressed Up xx

  8. Congratulations on the top 3 at ADU digital stamps. This card is lovely!


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