What a fun (and challenging!) Clean & Simple challenge on SCS this week - Black & White & One Bold Bright! I found it challenging because there were so many possibilities. I wasn't sure where to start - with color choice or stamp set? I had several ideas and finally went with Real Red and the Cute & Curly stamp set.
This is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, and these were actually the colors of my wedding (almost 11 years ago!). I also decided to use my Top Note die to create the card base. I simply folded my Real Red card in half and placed the fold just under the perforated line at one end of the die. I then cut another Top Note out of Whisper White cs and trimmed along the perforated line. I felt like it needed just a bit of texture, so I ran the Whisper White cs through the Big Shot one more time, using one of the Stampin' Up! Background I Texturz Plates. The picture doesn't really pick up the depth of the texture, so trust me, it is really sweet. :) I finished the card off by using the Curly Label punch and the Trio Flower punch, and added some Real Red grosgrain ribbon with just a touch of gingham. This may be one of my favorite CAS cards to date!
Stamps: Cute & Curly
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Top Note die, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Background I Texturz Plates, Curly Label punch, Trio Flower punch, Vintage Brads, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, black and white gingham ribbon