Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Die Cuts and Punches

The mid-week challenge over at the Stars and Stamps blog this week is to use dies and punches. This card was a snap to make for the challenge! I used a die cut, a punch and a sentiment stamp - and that's it! The tree was done with a Memory Box Arboscello tree die, and the bottom was done with a leafy EK border punch. I put a strip of matching cardstock behind the punched strip to add a little contrast. The sentiment was done with Cranberry Crisp ink, and I used some heavy, glossy card stock that was given to me so I don't know who makes it.
Quick and easy for me today! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!

Carol

20 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Very nice classy card. I love that tree die. I was looking to get that one the other day on my shopping spree, but I went for the vine instead, but I think that will stay on my wish list. I alsolike that punch. It all goes so well together. Have a great day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely, Carol! Did you see our eagles have been frisky and building?

Donna said...

Carol, What a pretty card! I really like the die you used and it is great with the glossy card stock! This is a very elegant card. Thank you for sharing.

downrightcrafty said...

that is so elegant and love the little leaves along the bottom
classy
Hugs Kate xx

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

This is the epitome of clean and simple! What a pretty card!

Lee Mae said...

Wow! That tree is gorgeous and I love that EK border punch. I never thought about using it as a negative punch, but it looks fantastic as an edging like that. A beautiful card!
Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
~Lee Mae
Operation Write Home
MWT Assistant

Shari B said...

Great design! So pretty!

Lee Ann said...

I really like the simplicity of this. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me.

Margaret said...

Very nice die. Your card is simple but elegant.

cindyann said...

Carol, the card might have been "quick and easy", but the creative mind that decided on the colors and placement made it elegant and lovely. Thanks so much :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Perfect CAS card. Well done

Cherie said...

That tree die is so pretty. I like how you added the paper behind the punch to make it stand out. Great card!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful card

Barb Housner

librarian314 said...

Well done! So elegant and something one could send to anyone.

Shelly Nemitz said...

Love this card ... they say less is more and you proved them right with this.

Benzi said...

Oh yes, love that tree and I love making these CAS cards with it. It's so gorgeous, Carol!

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

so pretty! such a clean and classy design.

jimlynn said...

Oh YES!!! LOVE this card with that die....I WANT it! So pretty....a CAS beauty!
Lynn

Ellen said...

Such a clean and elegant design. Love the negative punch!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, what a beautiful CAS card with dies and punches Carol! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!