Friends of Unity - Clean and Simple

 Hi everyone - and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

We said good bye to 2021 (and I don't know about you but I was more than happy to wave good-bye!)

We are a full week in to a new year, and the Friends of Unity are here to show you some fabulous, fun and fast clean and simple cards this month of our Blog Hop! 

The theme of our hop this month is clean and simple.



Did you arrive here from Alaine's blog? If not, go back and check it out here  - her designs are always top-notch!

CAS (which means clean and simple) is my jam, and this month I was lucky enough to have a bit of time over Christmas to work ahead and create not just one, or two... but THREE cards for you. That's the lovlieness of clean and simple cards - you can create a great card to give someone and it doesn't take alot of time. My three designs took no time at all! Let's take a look!


I combined two great Unity stamps for this first card - the image from Friends I Can't Forget and I stamped an itty bitty called Woman Eat a Salad for the sentiment. I loved that splash of vino in my cup. You can thank my Ken Oliver colorbursts for that. On the watercolor paper it just looked like I spilled some merlot (wouldn't that be a tragedy?!) 



Next up was this sweet card to send a friend for a bit of encouragement. The boots are from a Kit of the month called Beautiful Mindset (Feb 2021) and I watercolored them and simply punched out a cloud to show that pretty background paper. The sentiment is from Harmony Girl. I loved how this card turned out, even though it's not "really clean"  ;) 



And finally, my third CAS card for our Blog Hop. This simple card uses another old favorite Kit of the Month called GROW into SPRING (Feb 2014) - this is a well loved favorite I will not part with - that bee and the sentiments in the kit that coordinate with it are used again and again in  my crafty space. I simply used a Tim Holtz stencil and Distress inks in Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw to create the background. 

I can't wait to see what everyone has created this month and I hope you find some inspiration to create some clean and simple designs of your own! 

Be sure to know you stopped by - leave a little hello below before you head off to our next Blog along the Hop - Joyce! 


Love Peace n' Ink

Amber

Comments

  1. I am in love with your bee card! It is so full of energy and the color contrast is amazing paired with the hint of the honeycomb stencil! The card with boots is too cute for words and I love the creative idea of the patterned paper peaking through the cloud. The first card is hilarious - the sentiment and the splash of wine is just the best!

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  2. as much as i love all of your cards, the bee is making me all kinds of happy!! i have saved it for inspiration! I also now need to find this kit! LOL Beautiful cards!!

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    1. It really is a cute bee - I love that kit, there are lots of fun things in it! Worth it for sure!

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    2. Just bee-autiful! Sorry - I couldn't help myself. That bee card is just so bright and happy! All 3 of these cards give great inspiration, but the bee card just makes me happy looking at it.

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  3. All three cards are great, I can't pick a favoutite!

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  4. Hmmm... Maybe I CAN do CAS?! Whoa, the cloud alowing the background to shine... brilliant! note to self! The Bee might bee CAS, but beešŸutiful!.. note to self! I guess it is Merlot time for me to ponder, tee hee. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

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  5. I just love your bee card with the ink blending and subtle stenciled pattern, and that first card is just making me laugh!!

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  6. GREAT cards!! Oh and that BEE card is BEE-utiful! absolutely LOVE it!

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  7. Gorgeous cards!! I love the first one's sentiment ... ain't that the truth!?! haha And I love the design of the 2nd one and the pretty clouds with the one a cut out to show the dp underneath.

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  8. Ohhh... the bee card is amazing!! That hint of hexagon/beehive in the background is a perfect touch! Love your first card! Fantastic idea to stamp the sentiment over the wine glass! I adore your second card though... it speaks to my rain loving heart and the peek of paper from the cloud is perfection!

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  9. Lovely cards and
    I love the simplicity
    of the last card.
    Carla from Arizona

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  10. What a great idea with the cloud! I love the sentiment on the first card. TFS.

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  11. All three of your cards are awesome! I like the wine one most. No wait, I like the storm one best. Oh no wait, I really like the bee one. Hahaha! You did a great job on all of them. I have both stamps you used on the 2nd card. I have not thought of using them together. Will do now!

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  12. Wonderful CAS card designs. I like the background for the one with the bee.

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  13. Absolutely in love with your bee card. Fantastic background!

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  14. Amber, I love your cards! I especially love the design on the card with the rain boots. Such a cute card! The bee card is stunning!

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  15. Love the bee card with the suttle honeycomb stenciled in the background!

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