Saturday, February 4, 2012

OWH Clean and Simple Skip

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the Operation Write Home's Clean and Simple Skip. If you came here from
Yolanda 's blog you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start at the Stars and Stamps Blog ( I hear there is blog candy along the way and you don't want to miss out on that!)

Several of us took the Clean and Simple class last month and wanted to show some cards that we made from what we learned.


This card was so fun to make. You cut several identical images and layer them onto top of each other.
I cut 9 butterflies with my cricut. This gives the illusion of a chipboard piece when it really is just cardstock.
I staggered the butterflies so you eye would go right to left down the card. The white dots are made with Viva Pearl Pens.

Your next stop is over at Karen's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Marianne

PS. We will be having a Mothers Day challenge. You can find all the details and a digi at Operation Write Home.

78 comments:

tmishler said...

loving the pearls

Margaret said...

Love the technique. Pretty card.

Sue in Grapevine said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous.

Lee Ann said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. Your card is beautiful and it is amazing that something as simple as stacking identical images can be so striking.

Paula S. said...

Marianne this is wonderful! This is one technique I absolutely must try. I particularly like the scroll details in this butterfly die cut... that add a perfect level of detail and the pearls add just the right touch to finish it off. Beautiful!

zip said...

Marianne this is a beautiful card. I especially like the colors you used. Great way to fancy up a darker shade of paper. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love this card. So elegant. Thank you for the idea for making the butterflies.

Rae said...

Sorry hit the publish key too early. I'm not anonymous, my name is Rae:}}

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Marianne! Your little pearl drops are the perfect detail!!

Dana D. said...

Very nice card

Gwen said...

Oh! Awesome! And the pearls are the perfect accent!

Sue D said...

Great technique and I like the pearls you made.

Velvet said...

What a neat technique -- love the dimension it adds to your card.

stampinfranni said...

Lovely card. I have to try this technique!

Scrapycandy said...

How cool! Love those dots too. I need to try this. Thank you.

Judi said...

Such a lovely card -- those butterflies and beautiful, and I love how you made them so dimensional! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the online CAS class!

cindyann said...

Elegant and lovely. Whay a great idea!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wonderful card Marianne! I really like the dimensional butterflies and must try this technique. TFS!

Marsha said...

Fantastic. Love the dimension. Thanks for the idea.

ThePurplePlace said...

HI Marianne,

Oh Good! I'm so pleased to see your wonderful butterfly card and happy that I came back. I also wanted to be sure to correctly spell your name and felt bad, about my typo in the first post.

I totally LOVED the CAS Cardmaking class and will be looking forward to taking the next class too!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and being part of OWH!!

Lisa

Dixie Cochran said...

I like the pop of these butterflies, and the pearl pen added just the right touch of bling! Beautiful!

Ellen said...

That is a fantastic card! Love that technique so much...

Misty said...

Fantastic! How do you do that? Do you need the class to learn? How do you get pearls so perfect round? LOL
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Ann said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the simplicity and elegance!!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

Love the affect. The butterflies are beautiful.

Rosslyn Weigelt said...

Love the pearls with the butterflies, so delicate!

Robin said...

beautiful card!
thanks for sharing with us and OWH

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Marianne, love love the white-on-white and pearls! Very elegant!!

Kathryn said...

I've never seen anyone's pearls come out so round. Any tricks?

Thanks for sharing!

Irene said...

Stunning!!! I have to pull out that cartridge and be inspired by your card! Thanks for sharing.

rscholz said...

A new technique for me. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne B. said...

This is beautiful! I tried this with butterflies, too (I like yours better!). You got such nice thickness with all your layers. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your card on the Skip!

Jen said...

Very pretty!

Lucy said...

What a great (and simple) way to get some added dimension. Lovely!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the tone on tone and how the butterflies so nicely with the pearls. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the dimensional look with all the layers - makes a very pretty card ! Thanks for sharing!

Karenajo

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful butterflies ~ that technique is lots of work but the results are worth it. Love the pop the pearl pens provide, Marianne!

Carol said...

I love your card. I never thought about cutting identical shapes and layering them for a dimensional effect. I am learning so much on this skip!

SuzAnn said...

what a smoothing/calming card. I'm really liking these tone on tone cards. is online the only place to get pearl pens? I look at all the craft stores and never see them.

Anonymous said...

Love the butterfly!
Jean S.

Pat said...

Lovely card! The dimension of the butterflies and the pearl pen really work well together.

Pat said...

Lovely card! The dimension of the butterflies and the pearl pen really work well together.

Berni Cuttino said...

Awesome tecnnique, will definitely CAAE this, it does like look chipboard. Loving those butterflies.

schuyler dog said...

I really do like this layering technique. Thanks for showcasing it with the beautiful card.

Sandi said...

I love the butterflies and pearls.

Carol L said...

What a lovely card you've created with those layered butterflies and pearls! Beautiful!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful way to use your Cricut and stamping techniques to make a Clean and Simple card.

Peggy Wood said...

i can never glue this many layers together and get them all lined up. good job

Linda said...

Pretty card...love the placement of the pearls!

Karen said...

Lovely card! Very clean and elegent! Thanks for sharing!

Ruby Craft said...

Wonderful technique, Thanks for sharing and being part of the OWH skip!

Rufus said...

Very effective! Love the pearls with the butterflies. Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!!
R/

Cheri said...

You rocked this technique!!! I love it.

Cher said...

Im like smacking myself I never thought of doing this on my own! luv luv this technique...and your card...very very pretty! ty for alll u do!

Cut n Paste said...

Great technique!! the butterflies are gorgeous!!!

Wendy said...

Very beautiful card! Love the tone on tone card and pearl pens!

Anonymous said...

I've read about this technique, but seeing what you've done...WOW. Thank you for inspiration.
SusanE

krzy4stmpn said...

I am loving this techinique! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for participating in the skip.

Papermoon Dreams said...

The butterflies on your card are so beautiful combined with the pearls.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such pretty and intricate butterflies! TFS =)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So classy. Love that idea.

Maureen Chandler said...

This is a wonderfully impressive card! I will give this technique a try - thank you so much!

LoveSnailMail said...

Great design using a new-to-me technique. Thanks for sharing!

CARO said...

What a neat layering technique and I love the subtle color! Great card

Amy said...

Nice card. I luv the cut outs using the Home Decor cartridge, right? Such an interesting technique, will definately have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tess Harry said...

LOVE IT! I love everything about this card. You did a wonderful job!

Sheryl said...

Your butterflies are fabulous. It's hard to imagine they are 'just cardstock'.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Wonderful card. The technique really shows off the delicate butterfly. I like what you did with the pearl pens too. I'll have to try this layering technique. Thanks for sharing your talent.

lynda said...

This is the 2nd time this weekend that I've seen a pearl pen. I think I may need to get one for myself!

Cynthia said...

Talk about Clean and Simple - I love it!

Lynn said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I love the pearl accents and what a cool butterfly image! Great job!

sandybear76 said...

Love the pearl drops. I bought the black and the opal pens at the latest expo I attended. My drops are more like raindrops but they are improving.

AllisonG said...

Lovely and elegant! If I hadn't read your whole post, I would have thought those were pearls and not Viva Pearl Pen - great job with that - mine exploded on me and I've been gun shy ever since!

Miriam Prantner said...

really love all the dimension on this card. Thanks!

Diana said...

Lovely card, really like the die cut layering

meredemaison said...

Your stacking technique really gives a nicer look that just using dimensionals! You did a great job of photographing your card so we could see a little of the edge that is created, too! TFS your lovely and inspiring card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Impressive design.

Matt Revlon said...

That is a fantastic card! Love that technique so much...