Punchart Valentine

I occasionally try to submit my cards to "Clean and Simple" challenges, but they always get rejected, because I always do too much.  Even if it's a single layer card, I do too much coloring and embellishing.  For this card, I really tried to rein it in.
Except for the sentiment, there is no ink on this card.  All the design is punching, or in the case of the scallops, hand cutting (AMuse has a die that makes a big scallop like this, it's on my wish list).  The heart was first punched out of red cardstock, then I punched a flower out of the heart, and then I punched a swirl to make the stem.  I cut the scallops out of the card base and punched the holes (I punched a hole in red for the flower center; I glued a strip of red to the inside of the card.  So there you have it - three pieces of cardstock (four if you count the flower center), no coloring, no embellishments.  If this isn't clean and simple, I give up.

Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - monochrome
Lollipop Crafts - no embellishments
Penny Black - love and hearts
CAS-ual Fridays - scallops
The Stamp Man - red

Juliet Arrighi

17 comments:

ema goddard said...

Beautiful card, thanks for entering it into the CBN challenge, good luck xx

Karmakrafts said...

Very elegant.. love the colour choice

Netty said...

Beautiful card, loving the diecuts and punch work, great colour as well, x

Cyndi said...

Beautiful Valentine's card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

Sonia said...

Hello!
Your CAS card is so beautiful! Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

brenda said...

Oh my Juliet, this really is such an elegant card.

Thank you so much for joining in our Love and Hearts theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Niki said...

I really like this card. I think it's great for clean and simple. The flower and florish inside the heart are the perfect addition.

Myrna said...

Juliet
You have done a beautiful job on this card. I love it. Simple, but oh so elegant.
Myrna

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful- I think CAS is hard- this is just perfect! I like the punched dots at the bottom of your scallop, and the flower with the swirl stem is very pretty too.

Abi said...

It's CAS for me Juliet! I think it's lovely especially the flower in the heart, I'll have to try getting creative with my punches like this x

Michelle said...

Love you you kept it simple! Thank you for taking time to play along with Crafty Bloggers Network! Ta Michelle

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nina said...

haha, it looks quite clean and simple to me! I kinda like your hand cut scalloped border! They are so much cuter and unique than those "perfect" die cuts! Well, I have one of those dies wish listed too...

Michele Gross said...

I think you nailed CAS. It's not so much about the layers, it's about one clear focal point and lots of white space. You did an excellent job with that :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Neil said...

Plenty of Red going on here! Loads of lovely details too. Thank you entering The Stamp Man challenge this week.

Linby said...

Well I think you did it this time, a great CAS card.
thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and hope to see you again.
Lynn x
DT

Marybeth said...

I think your card is gorgeous, love the scallops with the hole in it. Beautiful ,work.